GOP Weekly Address: We Will Repeal the Massive ObamaTax

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In the Republican Weekly Address, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) calls for full repeal of ObamaTax following the Supreme Court’s decision this week to uphold the President’s health law.

Here is John Barrasso, a medical doctor and US Senator.

“Hi. I’m Dr. John Barrasso, United States Senator for Wyoming.

“The President and his allies in Congress are going to try to convince the public that the Supreme Court just gave the health care law a seal of approval.

“The fact is that this is the same failed policy that won’t lower the cost of health care in America.

“On Thursday, I was in the courtroom as the Supreme Court ruled that the President’s health care law is what the President claimed it was not: a new tax.

“President Obama has repeatedly promised, and I quote, ‘if you’re a family making less than $250,000 a year, my plan,’ he said, ‘won’t raise your taxes one penny.’

“Now, all of America knows the truth.

“The President’s health care law hires more IRS agents to investigate you and to make sure you buy insurance—but it fails to deal with the shortage of nurses and doctors to actually take care of you.

“The President’s health care tax is only one of his many broken promises related to this law.

“He promised lower health care costs, but they keep going up.

“He promised lower insurance premiums, but they’ve increased $2,400 a family over the past three years.

“He promised the law would create jobs, but the Congressional Budget Office projects that 800,000 fewer people will have jobs because of this law.

“He promised it wouldn’t add a dime to the deficit, but the law calls for trillions of dollars in new spending that Americans don’t want.

“The President said he would protect Medicare—but instead he raided $500 billion from our seniors on Medicare—not to strengthen Medicare—but to start a whole new government program for someone else.

“Even after the Supreme Court ruling was announced, the President said that if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it.

“Mr. President, because of your law, many Americans have already lost the health insurance that they had and they liked.

“Each broken promise proves that the Supreme Court’s ruling did absolutely nothing to improve the President’s failed health care law.

“It remains unworkable, unaffordable, and very unpopular.

“Americans deserve better.

“As a doctor who’s practiced medicine for 25 years, I know that the health care system in this country is far from perfect. It’s one of the reasons I ran for the Senate in the first place.

“The goal of health care reform all along should have been to ensure that people get the care they need, from the doctor they choose, at a lower cost.

“Under President Obama’s health care law, they got the exact opposite—tax increases and government control.

“Now we have another chance to reform our health care system and in a way that does not result in higher costs, in fewer choices, and less personal control.

“There should be no doubt: Republicans in Congress will fight to repeal the President’s failed health care law.

“It is a law that is bad for patients, it is bad for the nurses and the doctors who care for those patients, and it’s terrible for taxpayers.

“In the middle of a tough economy, President Obama passed a health care law that has made our economy even worse.

“By forcing expensive new health care mandates through Congress, he’s made it harder for Americans to find good jobs and provide for their families.

“With unemployment at over 8 percent for over 40 straight months, we cannot afford for this tax to stay in place any longer.

“Once we have repealed the law, we will tackle the serious problems that plagued our health care system and are now getting worse.

“We will replace this law with real reforms that will actually lower costs and improve access to care.

“We will not make the same mistakes the Democrats made.

“We will not raise taxes in the middle of a recession.

“We will not push through a 2,700 page bill the American people can’t afford and don’t want.

“Unlike President Obama, we will not cut deals behind closed doors to protect special interest groups, or include political carve outs for some states at the expense of others.

“What we will do is make sure that our health care system is truly patient-centered, not government-centered.

“Republicans in Congress are committed to a step-by-step approach that’s focused on lowering the cost of care.

“That means commonsense solutions, like allowing premium breaks to encourage healthy behavior.

“It means letting consumers buy insurance across state lines, and letting small businesses pool together to offer affordable health insurance to their workers.

“It means finally ending the lawsuit abuse that leads doctors to practice defensive medicine by ordering expensive and unnecessary tests.

“Now that the Supreme Court has acted, the American people cannot afford for Congress to wait any longer.

“It is time for Washington to repeal the President’s health care law and replace it with real health care reform.

“Thank you for joining me today.”

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  • Callipygian1

    It’s hard to argue with that, but they will…

  • Christopher Taylor

    Yeah. Sure they will.

  • johnt

    Billions, trillions of dollars not mentioned ! Well nobody’s perfect, mistakes happen, the Democrats intentions were nice, it’s all for a good cause, it’s only money, the rich will pay for it, masses of people will die in the streets without this, the Republicans don’t care, it’s racism, & there’ll be only 15,000 new IRS agents, not 16,000. Would we lie to you ?

  • Ed Wallis

    This ruling is nothing less than
    The John Roberts Enabling Act of 1933 2012

  • donh

    #5 The Affordable Car Act was passed on the same calandar date as the Enabling Act….on purpose.

  • bg


    hmm, now where have i heard that before?? /sigh sarc/


  • bg


    informative & interesting:

    June 29, 2012

    SCOTUS Ruling Means Bigger, More Intrusive IRS

    [IRS officials on background tell FOX Business the U.S. Supreme Court
    ruling on health reform gives the IRS even more powers than previously

    The IRS now gets to know about a small business’s entire payroll, the
    level of their insurance coverage — and it gets to know the income of
    not just the primary breadwinner in your house, but your entire family’s
    income, in order to assess/collect the mandated tax.

    Plus, it gets to share your personal info with all sorts of
    government agencies, insurance companies and employers.

    And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. “We expect even more lien
    and levy powers,” an IRS official says. Even the Taxpayer Advocate
    is deeply concerned.

    The IRS army will inexorably increase in size, too. The IRS will now
    add new agents to hunt down tax cheats, as it has been budgeted
    to spend $303.5 million building a new system, erected on the back
    of its old system, to oversee the effects of the health law, including
    making sure people get the new tax credits they deserve under the

    As for the new IRS workers, the Government Accountability Office said
    the total will be about 4,500, with nearly 4,000 slated for enforcement.]

    more @ link..

    interesting & informative:

    June 29, 2012

    ObamaCare Lost on the Medicaid Mandate & Commerce Power.
    It May Yet Lose on the Tax Power.

    [Supporters of the Obama health law are incorrectly
    reading the Supreme Court’s ruling as a victory.

    First, the ruling severely limited the Obama health law’s Medicaid expansion, effectively giving states the green light to refuse to expand their Medicaid programs. Coupled with the fact that the statute already enables states to block the other half-trillion dollars of new entitlement spending, the law is in a very precarious position.

    Second, the Court ruled 5-4 that the individual mandate is not
    a legitimate use of the Commerce Power. That too is a defeat
    for the government, even if it is of no immediate consequence.

    Third, while the Court upheld the individual mandate as
    a tax, that ruling may be vulnerable to legal challenge.

    Chief Justice Roberts wrote, “The Federal Government ‘is acknowledged by all to be one of enumerated powers,’” and, “The Constitution’s express conferral of some powers makes clear that it does not grant others.” So it is interesting that Roberts did not specify exactly what type of constitutionally authorized tax the mandate is.]


  • American Patriot

    As much as I’d like to believe him, I can’t. The repub’s track record speaks for itself.

  • mcc

    RNC, Team Romney, listen up:

    This guy (I’ve heard of, but haven’t seen enough of) is GREAT —

    Boy, did he deliver this message well. Can’t imagine anyone doing it better.

    Get him out there as much as you can – he’s the spokesperson for the good guys.

  • mcc

    #8 — bg’s link for “bigger, more intrusive IRS” —

    I’ve been thinking…it’s gotta be: Barry’s Civilian Army.


    I’d almost rather the dudes with the guns…it’d be quicker.

  • sandy

    I don’t know whether it was the simplicity of his delivery or the brilliance of his message but this doctor knows and understands what Healthcare means to the average American.

    Real Healthcare is not a power grab by the government — its a doctor/patient relationship and the security that proper treatment won’t bankrupt you.

  • http://GatewayPundit Cutlers Bad Thumb

    Still do not know why that Elena kagen guy did not excuse himself from this vote seeing he had so much to do with Odumbocare before he was on the Supreme Court…..

  • Redlite

    :) Good job Senator.

    I am happy to have him as My senator.

    He will run for POTUS some day. That is an Equality State promise.

  • sandy

    The blue eyed devil may have done us a favor. He has brought the Healthcare issue back to the forefront of this Presidential Campaign. Now Obama needs to explain the 21 new taxes he is using to fund Obamacare — The gifts given to Dem members of Congress for their support – the fact that Republicans were not allowed to amend this debacle or to contribute any input as this bill was passed in the middle of the night with the votes of Dems only.

    Obama wanted people to forget their hatred of Obamacare so that he could win a second term. He had it all figured out. His campaign would be that 4 white guys and an Uncle Tom kept him from giving Affordable Healthcare to all Americans. But the hamfisted Chief Justice had other plans. Now what we have is Obamacare 2 the Sequel The Nightmare Continues.

  • Lucy

    The governor of Florida is not going to expand obama care he stated last nite on Greta. He is going to elect people who will repeal bye bye nelson!!!

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  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    GOP Weekly Address: We Will Repeal the Massive ObamaTax

    All right, when the first opportunity presents itself to do so, make your move.

    You got what it takes, or are the current batch of Republicans basically just full of crap?

  • bg


    Hilter Finds Out Obamacare Upheld


  • bg


    dang re: #19 June 30, 2012 at 12:27 pm bg 😀

    Hilter Finds Out Obamacare Upheld