Flashback: Obama in 2008 Promised Health Care Should “Never Be Purchased With Tax Increases On Middle Class Families” (Video)

At a campaign stop on October 4, 2008, Barack Obama told supporters that health care should not purchased with a tax increase.

“Health care should never be purchased with tax increases on middle class families.”
Via Free Republic:

It was just words.
Nearly 75% of ObamaTax costs will fall on the backs of those Americans making less than $120,000 a year.

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  • Stella Baskomb

    Well, Obama’s blustering about about taxes is usually just silliness, but IMO he says far worse when he says the right to health care is “a right that should never be subject to Washington politics”.

    But – obviously – “Washington politics” is necessary to secure that so-called right.

    And, therefore, that so-called “right” is forever a political creature, wholly dependent on Washington politics. In other words – it’s not a “right” at all, but a benefit for some people provided by taxing other people to pay for it. This is what Mr. Constitutional perfesser Obama calls a “right”.

    It’s fraudulent and it’s demagoguery.

    We can do better. In November.

    Yes we can!

  • http://www.facebook.com/camasparalosninos meximom

    There is so much WASTED EFFORT, predictability and naivety on the Right, I want to scream.

    Conservatives keeps deluding themselves into believing that the Left “will play by the rules” – HA! The only rules they play by are Saul Alinsky’s rules!


    For starters, Repubs need to learn how to do things the other guys aren’t expecting. For example, start a bi-partisan petition to force ALL members of congress to drop their own gold-plated medical plans and join Obamacare. Dems and Rinos will have a hard time justifying any resistance.

    Seriously, what are they going to say? Ummm, uh, nope, can’t do that, because um, uhh….

    But another lame, meaningless, totally partisan petition to repeal obamacare? ho hum. Dems and the media will shred it, claiming it’s just “sour grapes” for having lost the Supreme Court ruling.

    If you’re going to beat the enemy, you have to think like the enemy and anticipate their moves.

  • Highlander

    And yet, his supporters will give him a pass on this. It’s one thing to show support for a President based strictly on his ideology, but when you start accepting lies and deception, and turn a blind eye to the flagrant back-stabbing, it’s pretty hard to attribute that support to ideology. The hypocrisy has become so blatant, you just have to wonder how they can still support him …

  • mg4us

    Well At least Obama is keeping to his word. . . that health care should not purchased with a tax increase on middle class families.

    An increase would mean an adjustment up, usually incrementally . . .

    Obama isn’t doing that, so he kept his word. . .

    Instead he is massively escalating “wealth transfer” via a tax according to in-Justice Roberts of Supreme (Crony) Court. . so technically not a tax increase!

    And By the way, the kind of care one will get may not even be called health care as sick and old will have to wait or be denied treatments since it will cost the government more than what they pay in.

  • Bob

    I assume Congress has exempted itself and other top government officials from Obamacare. That’s what they do, isn’t it?

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  • Mary

    As the head of the National Black Chamber of Commerce said: “We didn’t really care about his position or views on anything. We just wanted a black president no matter what.” Racism.

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  • ebayer

    I absolutely do not understand the need for this monstrosity of a program.

    The poor will still be on medicaid
    The old and infirmed will still be on Medicare
    Military Vets will have the VA.
    Illegals still won’t have to pay.
    Government employees won’t be obligated to join Obamacare
    Some Unions and Big Industries got waivers.
    People who are covered with their employers will still be covered.

    So,who is this bill aimed at?
    The “30 million” uninsured?
    So we have to have this huge complicated mess just for them?

    And if it’s not a tax,then why is the IRS going to enforce it?

  • Indiana

    Soon the Obots will figure out that Obama is an equal-opportunity liar. He’ll lie about anything, straight faced, and without a conscience.

  • lizzy84

    @Ebayer/#10 said.
    And if it’s not a tax,then why is the IRS going to enforce it?

    You beat me to it…if oBamacare isn’t a tax then why is the IRS hiring 1000’s of new agents to enforce it?
    Make ads advertising that fact until it sticks in voters’ minds:

  • Indiana

    It’s a tax….and will hit those hardest that couldn’t afford to buy health insurance in the first place. Can you imagine how happy they’ll be when the IRS comes after them with penalties and interest? Those that aren’t objecting to Obamacare….obviously haven’t had to deal with the IRS, a majority of them Obomabots. This is going to be fun to watch…..if we don’t overturn it in the next election. Personally I don’t give a rat’s azz, except IT WILL HURT THE ECONOMY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/camasparalosninos meximom

    For what it’s worth, Politifact says the “thousands of (armed) IRS agents to enforce Obamacare” is a big lie.

    However, it’s worth noting that they seem to be basing their conclusions largely on the word of people in the Obama administration. (??!!)

    Bottom line: everybody lies, and you can’t believe anything you hear or read.

    I honestly can’t name one truly trusted source of political news anymore. How sad is that?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Soon the Obots will figure out that Obama is an equal-opportunity liar.

    Anyone that fits that qualification is unlikely to figure out anything. Those types are typically unquestioning drones and are likely to demonstrate a stubborn ability to remain in denial, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

  • SeniorD

    Look, the Socialist-in-Chief currently occupying the Oval Office will say anything to fool his natural enemies, the American People. Working hand in hand with Chicago’s Outfit, Alynskyite ‘Community Organizers’ and funded by the shadowy Trust Fund Socialists, Obama-the-Stalking Horse has just acheived a major criminal enterprise goal – a trillion dollar extortion of American Ideals.

    I don’t look to the gutless professional politicians criminal sycophants in Washington to arrest Obama and his allies on RICO charges. Congress is OWNED by the TFS/Outfit cabal.

    Is it possible for a incoming President to rescind the Pardons sure to by flowing out in January?

  • Larkin

    “…you can fool some of the people all of the time…”

    Abe never specified as to how much “some” actually was.

    If that some is 53%, then 100% is S.O.L.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    I was waiting for this:


    (Part one. Copypasted with permission, no changes.)

    It isn’t just Lindsey Graham that is a stupid, stupid jackass. If you’re buying any of this, “Everything’s fine! We actually WON on ObamaCare, and Roberts is a genius!” jackassery, then go look in the mirror and behold the Sombrero of all Asshats.
    Are you detecting ire? Are you getting the sense that I’m just a LITTLE pissed off? It’s one thing to watch a bunch of godless, drug-addled, moloch-worshiping Marxist dumbasses spew mental diarrhea, but to have to sit and watch pretty much everyone on the right do the same thing is just too much. Do you people not have functioning brains? Is there truly no capacity for any intelligent thought or the ability to recall and parse objective facts and evidence? Really?

    Let’s start with an analogy. Defending this week’s SCOTUS decision is directly analogous to the following:

    Ann’s Omelet Recipe
    1. Gather every egg in your kitchen. Throw them all down the garbage disposal. (This omelet is going to be so good. Trust me.)

    2. Go out to your breaker box and turn off the electricity to your entire home. (No, really. It’s going to cook up better than anything you’ve ever had before.)

    3. Burn your house down. (This omelet is going to be delicious. You’ll see.)

    4. Find a handgun. Load it, cock it, put it in your mouth, pull the trigger and blow your brainstem to kingdom come. (Can’t you almost smell how delicious this omelet is going to be?)

    Roberts is not a “Machiavellian genius.” Roberts is a moral degenerate lifetime Washington D.C. politico, who is well known in the beltway to be borderline obsessed with his image. In other words, Chief Justice John Roberts emotionally operates on the same level as the average twelve year old girl, and just sold out not just the Republic, the Constitution and the entire American populace, but really the entire planet, because now that the United States is no more, the forces of evil will run absolutely rampant over the rest of the planet. And Roberts did it so that a bunch of coke-snorting sodomites and psychopaths in Georgetown will pretend to like him – for about five minutes.

    Roberts just ratified the “right” for the government to tax people on their existence. Either you purchase a service commodity, thus paying a tax which is collected by the insurance company itself, or you will pay a tax to the IRS directly. Insurance is, for all intents and purposes, an innovation of the last fifty years, meaning that almost no one carried any insurance of any kind, and insurance was itself in some places ILLEGAL (and now we know why, because if allowed to cover anything other than large disasters, insurance will, by mathematical definition, destroy any market that it comes into contract with and end in fascism.)

    All of this ObamaCare mandate is a pure function of being a living human being. My required car insurance is a corollary to my totally optional decision to own and drive a car. The requirement that I carry “full coverage” insurance instead of the minimum liability-only insurance is a corollary to the fact that I freely choose to lease my car, and thus there are additional conditions that I must meet. Income tax was tied to the fact that I chose to work and generate income – not on my existence itself. Property tax is a corollary to my decision to buy real estate. The gasoline tax is a corollary to my free decision to drive a car, and a car that runs on gasoline. Yes, I think that income and property taxes in particular are intrinsically morally dubious, but that is not the debate before us. The debate before us is whether the Federal government, or ANY government can ever, ever licitly tax human beings on the very fact that they EXIST.

    The obvious answer is NO. We do not choose to bring ourselves into existence. Human life is the property of God Almighty, who has of His own goodness, charity and perfect will deigned to gift us with free will so that we might exist in His image – sovereign, reasoning and thus capable of authentic love, the freely chosen gift of self to some “other”. And even at this, God only asks that in return we worship Him at His Mass on Sunday, and that we *voluntarily* tithe ten percent of our income, or whatever we can manage. But the tithe is *voluntary*, not coerced.

    The state, fully ratified by the emotional schoolgirl John Roberts, has now elevated itself above God, and has done nothing less than declare itself god. The state now sees itself as the source and arbiter of human life, demanding and coercing tribute in exchange for permitting human life to continue. Fail to pay tribute to Moloch for your very existence, and your property, your liberty and eventually your life will be forcibly confiscated.

    Oh, but all of the dumbasses out there swear up and down that this step in the battle for the Republic had to be lost so that we could later, in some grand strategy, win the war.

    Listen dumbasses, the war is already lost. YOU JUST LOST IT. You didn’t just sac your queen in order to set up a checkmate. Your ass just got checkmated and Barry Obama is sitting on the couch lighting up a joint, and texting Reggie Love to come over for a little celebratory sodomy.

    Which brings us to Barry Obama. One of the big arguments I see is that Roberts’ decision “catches Obama in a lie, so we’ve got him now!”

    I don’t even know what to say to this. It is so stupid it just makes me want to give up on the entire deal.

    Listen Jackasses, everything Obama has said and done for his entire adult life, his entire political career, his entire campaign, and in his entire regime is a lie. For the love of God, EVEN HIS NAME IS A LIE. He passed an obviously forged birth certificate last April. Every single thing he has said, promised and done has been total, complete, objectively proven lie after lie. And you think you’re going to checkmate him with THIS? You think that a point of semantics between “penalty” and “tax” is going to bring him down in this nation of Snooki-watching imbeciles? Are you on drugs, or just merely stupid?


    What else can one say?

    Part two at barnhardt.biz. For a limited time.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Part two is even better:

    Just a teaser:


    And now the argument that if we just get a few more “republicans” into Washington D.C., we can stop him!
    This plane of stupidity makes me the most irate. What in the hell is wrong with you people? Do you not have any recollection of anything that has happened? How did those 2010 elections work out for you? Boy, that really put the brakes on the Obama regime, huh? Wake the hell up. Obama has not been slowed down in any way. His tyranny and destruction has not been held up or checked in any way. It has only accelerated since the day he usurped the White House.

    The only pundit online that gets it. Sorry, Jim. but SERIOUSLY.

    Ann is a brave young woman, and speaks the truth.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Okay, one more quote:


    Obama just declared by executive fiat de facto amnesty. What have your precious little Tea Party freshmen done to counter that? Nothing.

    Obama has by executive fiat declared same-sex marriage the “law of the land.” What have your precious little pants-pissing Tea Party congressmen done to counter that? Nothing.

    Obama has started wars and entered the United States military into new combat theaters with ZERO congressional approval, and has told the congress through Leon Panetta that congress will no longer even be CONSULTED OR INFORMED of new wars. No. Obama MIGHT notify them, after he has consulted the U.N., if he has the time and feels like it. What have your mighty, mighty Tea Party freshmen done to counter that? Exactly nothing.