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    Democrats in Meltdown Mode as Obamacare Individual Mandate Moves Toward Extinction

    President Donald Trump, however, is quite enthusiastic about taking a big whack at Obamacare through the tax bill. Reportedly, Trump encouraged Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., to get repeal into the committee bill text. This is what also infuriated the Democrats.

    You can’t help but smile that Republicans are now using a 2015 ruling by the Supreme Court—which let the individual mandate stay in law, with the rationale that it was a tax and not a fine—as a way to ultimately kill the key provision that keeps Obamacare on life support.

    Since the mandate is now considered a tax, its repeal will fit perfectly into the GOP tax reform plan.

    Last week, a reporter asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if the individual mandate repeal is a priority for the president. “That’s something the president obviously would love to see happen,” she responded.

    The Obamacare mandate tax was always more of a “nanny tax” than a way to raise government funding. Democrats included it in the law in order to force the young and healthy to buy into the government-run health exchanges so as to offset the high cost of the old and very sick.


    Democrats in Meltdown Mode as Obamacare Individual Mandate Moves Toward Extinction
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    Democrats included it in the law in order to force the young and healthy to buy into the government-run health exchanges s
    ...except it does not actually have much in the way of "force"....
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    It's the Donks' fault. They made this penalty a tax and defended it (successfully) into that SCOTUS decision.
    “In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act” - Geo Orwell

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