Being a fledgling blogger, I get excited over little things like when someone links to an article I’ve written. Well yesterday I got excited because someone commented on my site and they were total strangers from who knows where. And it seems not a crazy or was it an accident… Here is a link to one of many wonderful posts on Orwell’s Dreams…
“I will — listen now — I will cut taxes — cut taxes — for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class.” (Obama’s acceptance speech at the 2008 Democratic convention.)
Whether it was to save himself from being labeled a liar for raising everyone’s taxes or to hustle ObamaCare through Congress, on ABC News last September Obama scoffed at the idea that the “individual mandate” is a tax.
Congress inserted the “individual mandate” into ObamaCare citing its power to regulate interstate commerce under the Commerce Clause.
Substituting for Rush Limbaugh behind the “Golden EIB Microphone,” Mark Steyn recently did a very funny riff on how the entire Constitution has been distilled down to Commerce Clause. Our dear old Constitution is just one giant Commerce Clause; every power flows from it. Upshot: Congress can do whatever it wants.