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megimoo
10-21-2009, 01:25 PM
Hoyer Says Constitution’s ‘General Welfare’ Clause Empowers Congress to Order Americans to Buy Health Insurance
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– House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said that the individual health insurance mandates included in every health reform bill, which require Americans to have insurance, were “like paying taxes.” He added that Congress has “broad authority” to force Americans to purchase other things as well, so long as it was trying to promote “the general welfare.” The Congressional Budget Office, however, has stated in the past that a mandate forcing Americans to buy health insurance would.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/55851

GrumpyOldLady
10-21-2009, 01:33 PM
http://patriotshop.us/images/trickle-up-poverty-sm.jpg
Pretty much says it all.


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lacarnut
10-21-2009, 01:34 PM
Hoyer; You lie bitch. This shit is unconstitutional.

linda22003
10-21-2009, 01:36 PM
Megi cut an important sentence off in the middle:

"The Congressional Budget Office, however, has stated in the past that a mandate forcing Americans to buy health insurance would be an “unprecedented form of federal action,” and that the “government has never required people to buy any good or service as a condition of lawful residence in the United States.” "

AmPat
10-21-2009, 03:59 PM
Megi cut an important sentence off in the middle:

"The Congressional Budget Office, however, has stated in the past that a mandate forcing Americans to buy health insurance would be an “unprecedented form of federal action,” and that the “government has never required people to buy any good or service as a condition of lawful residence in the United States.” "
Important how? Hoyers stance is that the Gov has the right to demand, not promote the general welfare. Your addition simply says he (Hoyer) recognizes it as an extrordinary change from the past, not that he disagrees.

linda22003
10-21-2009, 04:13 PM
Important how? Hoyers stance is that the Gov has the right to demand, not promote the general welfare. Your addition simply says he (Hoyer) recognizes it as an extrordinary change from the past, not that he disagrees.


It's not quoting Hoyer. It's what the Congressional Budget Office has to say about it, which disagrees with Hoyer's stance.

lacarnut
10-21-2009, 05:16 PM
It's not quoting Hoyer. It's what the Congressional Budget Office has to say about it, which disagrees with Hoyer's stance.

If you think that the CBO is holding a stick over Hoyer and the Democraps head, you are dreaming. That agency is a tool that the Administration will use to their advantage. You don't really think that CBO scoring of the bill includes every thing do you? BTW, Hoyer could give a crap what the CBO says.

Talismen
10-22-2009, 02:25 PM
All we need is someone (or a group of people) to challenge this in court, all the way up to the SCOTUS if necessary.

doctroprint
10-22-2009, 03:17 PM
Love the quote:}

Talismen
10-22-2009, 04:29 PM
Love the quote:}

From me? The one in my sig-line?
:confused: :)

AmPat
10-23-2009, 01:45 AM
It's not quoting Hoyer. It's what the Congressional Budget Office has to say about it, which disagrees with Hoyer's stance.

Since you claimed that Lacarnut "left something out in the middle," I assumed you were still quoting Hoyer. Was tghat not the case?