Posts Tagged ‘ObamaTAX’

UPDATE:  Turns out Dawn Wildman is NOT speaking, as she explains here:  BILBRAY CALLS OBAMACARE TAX A “USER FEE.”

I was invited to speak on behalf of SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition , the first tea party group in San Diego, at a rally this morning to show the tea party’s disgust with the Supreme Court’s decision on the Constitutionality of ObamaCare.  Congressman Brian Bilbray was the keynote speaker at the rally, and we were supposed to be showing our outrage at yet another government agency choosing liberty sucking policies over the Constitution. Hey this is why we started the tea party here, so I was primed. I had my Thomas Paine quotes ready to go and with renewed spirit I was polishing off my speech the night before, aiming to get across two key points about the ObamaCare Taxes.

Then a friend sends me a link to a story in a local rag with quotes from Congressman Bilbray and the announcement that he is now a tea party guy. Really? Where was he when we were phoning, faxing and screaming at him as the Chairman of the Immigration Reform Caucus? Where was he when the vote for the Patriot Act was happening? He was voting on side of the mediocre RINOS and playing to all principles except the tea party. And now his quotes indicate that the Congressman thinks that one of the new ObamaCare taxes already implemented on tanning booth business owners, is a user fee.


Dear Readers: I go away for a few days to Las Vegas, and find that Obama takes “Betting on America” as his new slogan:

I’m confused: I thought Obama hated Vegas.

Anyway, given the pathetic unemployment numbers, and the fact more Americans obtained disability than a job, I wouldn’t be betting on Obama for the win in November.

Actually, here is something Obama should read a lot intoSoCal Tax Revolt Coalition (SCTRC) President Dawn Wildman will be a featured speaker at the “Repeal Obamacare Tax Rally”, which will be held from 9 am – 12 noon, Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the San Diego County Administration Building (1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA). The focus of the rally will be the 20 new taxes imposed on American citizens by Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.

Dawn Wildman, President of SCTRC: While I am still in shock that the Supreme Court upheld this huge expansion of government overreach, at this point, the solution can only be political. That means that our group, and Tea Party and Citizen Action organizations around the country, will focus on the fact that people will now be taxed for healthcare that will ultimately limit the choices they have and the quality of care they get. We will now push to get Executive and Congressional leadership at the national and state levels that will force repeal of Obamacare.

Leslie Eastman, SCTRC Media Director: There will be over 20 new taxes imposed under Obamacare. Some examples:

  •  Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals: $50,000 per hospital if they fail to meet new “community health assessment needs,” “financial assistance,” and “billing and collection” rules set by Health and Human Services. With nebulous regulations, and the Obama Administrations contempt for private charity functions, these institutions are taking a hit.
  • Tax on Innovator Drug Companies: $2.3 billion annual tax on the industry imposed relative to share of sales made that year. That’s going to take the money out of research and employment for highly skilled and educated researchers.
  • Starting next year, there will be a raise in threshold for Medical Itemized Deductions from 7.5% to 10% of adjusted gross income. Currently, those facing high medical expenses are allowed a deduction for medical expenses to the extent that those expenses exceed 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income; this level is increated substantially, and waived for taxpayers 65-yearrs or older — in 2013-2016 only!
  • Starting in 2014, anyone not buying “qualifying” health insurance must pay an income surtax. Again, given broad definitions and tight enforcement, millions of Americans will be charged this tax.

Representatives from Stop Taxing Us, the Oceanside citizen action group, will be there. Congressman Brian Bilbray is slated to be the keynote speaker.

Meanwhile, here are a couple of pics of my Vegas trip — other than these, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!  🙂

The preferred food and drink of the Goddess of Capitalism:

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Dear Readers: Today, it’s MUT’s movie round-up.  Like Legal Insurrections’s Professor Jacobson, I find it difficult to interpret the SCOTUS decision as anything other than a battle loss.  From the class movie, “The Lion in Winter“:  I’ve suffered more defeats than you have teeth. I know one when it happens to me.   However, for those of you who simply want to focus on rigged polls and embrace desolation and depression, I have this line from “Moonstruck” for you:

The WAR can still be won!

ObamaTAX (the independent-conservative rechristened Obamacare) will not be implemented until 2014, and Romney says its repeal will be his first act upon becoming President.  Therefore, the day after his signature is dry on that executive order, this DEMOCRAT will be working for Romney’s re-election.  Romney has raised more than $4 million (as of this writing) since the senseless SCOTUS decision came down.  Happily, most of my fellow citizen activists do not seem to be inclined to roll over for this classless President — whose first act was to tweet:  BFD.

So, my response is this:  YOU CAN KISS MY ROYAL ROMANIAN ASS.

Shrine Friend Lorraine Yapps Cohen published a list of the 10 Reasons Obama is going to be crushed like the “Terminator” on Nov. 6th.  I think it is a great place to start to regain some enthusiasm:

Top ten reasons why Obama will lose the 2012 election

#1. In 2008, Americans were charmed by a newcomer who promised hope and change in the midst of growing national discontent….Now we know Barack Obama: who he is and who he isn’t; what he promised vs. what he delivered; what he says he’ll do and what he actually does; what he’s really about, where his values lie, and what he stands for, which is mostly his narcissistic self. Americans now know the real Barack Obama and don’t want any more of him.

#2. In 2008 when Obama took office, unemployment among Americans stood at 6.1%. Unemployment soared to 10% in the first two years of his administration. Today, it stands at 8.2% despite that the reporting is statistically manipulated to pose a prettier picture.

#3. Americans want to be all they can be and free of the social polices that stunt what made America exceptional. Democracy based on the Constitution works. Socialism doesn’t….Obama’s brand of socialism simply doesn’t jive with the American spirit. And constitutionality cast to the wind won’t win him votes.

#4. America is known as the land of opportunity….By his actions, Obama favors equality of outcome, not equality of opportunity. We don’t get opportunity when government instead assigns equality according to race, color, creed, gender, or religion.

#5. We will not re-elect a President who has spent too much on green technologies that don’t work.

#6. Political polarization runs rampant. Americans are tiring of the extremes that divide. Obama promised to unite us. Instead he uses class warfare to divide us. We are not going to vote for more of that.

#7. Our homes have lost their luster as the embodiment of the American Dream. The housing market is dying, if not dead as a doornail in some locations already. Houses have lost 30-50% of their former values. …Where is the Obama-made change in housing that we were promised?

#8. The national debt increased to $15.7 trillion under Obama’s spending spree. This puts our children and their children in financial bondage to government. By not electing Obama, we eliminate more of the same for four more years, putting an end to the horrific prospect of interminable debt.

#9. Obama has no idea how to generate wealth. His scheme for making money is to tax whatever wealth Americans earned for themselves while declaring war on businesses that created wealth in the first place.

#10. And finally, Americans cannot and will not re-establish as President an apologist for our national greatness. ..
President Obama might take national demise down the paths of such righteousness, but he won’t win another election that way.

The entire post offers further details and links, so please check back. Meanwhile, the San Diego Local Order of Bloggers (SLOBs) is a source of great analysis and inspiration:

  1. The ruling didn’t expand the power of the commerce clause to infinity.
  2. Most conservatives had always felt that had the mandate been honestly labeled as a tax, it would have never been challenged.
  3. I always thought the mandate’s financial penalty was too weak to force compliance.
  4. Because the mandate is a tax, it’s repeal can’t be filibustered in the Senate, where the rules on filibuster do not apply to spending bills.
  5. The mandate has no criminal enforcement provision, including asset forfeiture in the portion of the tax code in which it resides.
  6. The ruling on the Medicaid portion is likely to be more substantive.
  7. The Chief Justice worked to protect the reputation of the court.
  8. This is likely to help Romney, who is making the argument that the only way to get rid of Obamacare is to get rid of Obama.
  9. The court has ruled officially that Obama has raised taxes on the middle class.
  10. Ultimately the public got what it deserves for electing Democrats in such overwhelming numbers, including the 2008 nominee, who lacked the experience to inject any leadership into this miserable bill. We are reminded of why we need a tea party movement to restore government to constitutional limits because we, the people, demand it.

I must disagree with B-Daddy on Point #10 — In 2008, Team Obama perpetrated the most significant fraud on the American Public in history — portraying Obama as a centrist. This meme was helped along by the elite media. Needless to say, the new media has been a dynamic force to set the record strait, which is reason #11 for both the above lists:

Reason #11 Obama will loose (Courtesy of Charles Caesar of Doo Doo Economics):

Original by Charles Caesar of Doo Doo Economics.

(MUT Note: Hey, Reason and Powerline — we SLOBs had this graphic first).  Yes, it is a TAX!

Reason #11 NOT to give into despair: THE NEW MEDIA WILL NEVER REST. Via Pat_Ess on Twitter, Tammy Bruce got the word out that Obamacare has been Transformed into ObamaTAX!#ObamaTax now resides as the hottest new Twitter Hashtag:

And if you want to help the process along, contribute an entry to #ObamaCareInThreeWords

One last thought: Which iconic movie man do you want to be, facing extreme challenges and daunting odds —

The whiner in “Aliens”:

Or John McClane in Die Hard?

This is what I will be saying as I head to the polls Nov. 6th:

Yippee ki yay, Mother Fucker!!!

(Quick — call the civility police — a Tea Party leader just swore at Obama).

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