Why the New Federal Health Care Bill is Unconstitutional
Or Why the Health Care Bill Should Be Repealed
Replace and REPEAL
There has been recent talk involving the very likely possibility that certain proceedings would be instituted to repeal the health care bill. Understandably, experts, smarter than me believe that this prospect is very unlikely. Despite the fact I am not even in the same ballpark as say Charles Krauthammer, I’m going to tentatively and respectively disagree.
There is an excellent article/blog by Sean Trende titled: Why the Health Care Bill Could Be Repealed that does an excellent job of explaining why despite some who think this event unlikely, it actually could be done.
I’m writing to add that it absolutely positively needs to be done.
Going back in history any program that even resembles this enormous overhaul of our economy like Medicare for example, any estimate of how much this law would end up costing in taxpayer money has always been horribly underestimated. For example, in 1966 after Medicare became law, it cost the taxpayer $3 billion. It was estimated that by The House Ways and Means Committee by1990, the cost would increase to $12 billion. In reality, the cost ballooned to $107 billion and in 2007 the taxpayers paid $468.7 billion.
And as we all know, Medicare is now bankrupt. This 2010 health care bill just recently signed into law has no real means of paying for it and we absolutely know the estimated costs of this bill are way, way underestimated (by design) by the Obama administration and other lawmakers who rammed it down our collective American throats.
This overthrow of our American constitution can and should be repealed and it begins with the 2010 elections. Defunding this monstrosity is one way to stop it in its tracks instantly. Challenging it as unconstitutional on many levels – compelling private citizens to buy a product from other private citizens is another way. Still another way (as I see it) is unlike Social Security (see the above mentioned article), this law clearly ignores Article 1 Section 8 of our constitution: “The Congress shall have Power to lay and can collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.” Emphasis mine.
This health care bill recently signed by President Obama clearly is not Uniform for all throughout the United States. This bill plans to tax/impost/impose excises on some Americans to benefit another group of Americans especially given most Americans already have health care coverage. The federal government therefore is not providing something for everyone, equally benefitting everyone uniformly.
In addition, when reading Section 8 further, nowhere on that list does it say that the Congress shall impose said taxes/excises/imposts for health care.
Now, I’m no expert on Constitutional law like Mr. Obama. So perhaps I’m missing something here. But I have to say, the Constitution is actually a fairly easy document to read. It’s not terribly long and it’s written in plain language. Unlike the Obamacare bill.
As American citizens for these reasons and so many other reasons (like there is absolutely no way to pay for this health care bill that was recently signed into law among many other reasons) we must repeal this law.
Become proactive. If you can’t give money, give of your time. Write blogs, go out and stump for your congressmen/women and senators who are running in 2010 and who will repeal this bill.
Do something, anything that is legal, to make certain that this bill does not remain the law of the land, before we have no land left to pay taxes in!
I’ll close now – I think I hear some black helicopters hovering over my home… ;-)