HERO Ben Quayle Proposes Amendment to Force Democrats to Label Their New Taxes Honestly Before Congressional Votes

Democrats won’t like this one bit!
Rep. Ben Quayle (R-AZ) proposed an amendment this week that will force Democrats to label their new taxes honestly before they are voted on in Congress.

You can donate to Quayle for Congress here.

The Hill reported:

Rep. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) has proposed fighting back against the Supreme Court’s healthcare decision by amending the Constitution so that no law can be considered a tax unless Congress designates it as a tax.

Conservatives were left confused and angry by the court’s decision to hold that the 2010 law’s requirement to buy health insurance, backed by penalties, could be seen as consistent with the Constitution if viewed as a tax.

That decision prompted Republicans to argue that the law itself clearly identifies the monetary fine as a penalty for failing to buy insurance, and to note that President Obama also repeatedly stressed that this penalty is not a new tax.

“The president stated clearly, and on multiple occasions, that the individual mandate was not a tax as he sold it to Congress and the American people,” Quayle said. “However, he was more than happy to see the Supreme Court uphold the law on the basis that it is, in fact, a tax.

“My amendment requires that all taxes levied by Congress be labeled honestly and openly as taxes during the legislative process,” Quayle added. “The American people deserve to know the full implications and consequences of legislation passed by Congress.”

Quayle’s amendment, H.J.Res. 114, would hold simply that, “No provision of law shall be construed as having been made in execution of the power of Congress to lay and collect taxes unless such law has been designated by Congress as a tax.”

Here’s Quayle’s latest campaign ad attacking Obama the divider.

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  • Male Silverback

    Nice start, but I still think term limits would really strike a better deal for the American people.

  • Patty

    It is about time these leaders fess up. Obama, Pelosi and Reid lied to the American people and this won’t be tolerated by the people of this nation whom they serve.

    They serve for their own self interests and this is not what our Founding Fathers wanted.

    I applaud Quayle and all in Congress and Senate need to vote in a Bipartisan way and if not those who don’t are out of office.

    This measure if had been purposed all along we would not have Obama care. And I find it so ignorant that this wasn’t the priority and rule for years. The things we don’t know will kill us.

  • SeniorD

    Doesn’t matter if the LibProgSocialists (aka Democrat) like it or not. They, and their RINO enablers will simply ignore it and move along the Yellow Brick Road while this country falls apart.

    Now we hear Mitch McConnell says ObamaCareTAX will be hard to undo. WTF??!! Isnt’ there a single pro-American left in Sodom-on-the-Potomac?

  • democraps suck

    the dumbo-craps will never go along with that…it doesn’t help them line their pockets with illegal money

  • Amjean

    The question is whether the people in McConnell’s state will have the cojones to vote him out of office.

    Or is the pork he is bringing home just too tempting?

  • http://en.gravatar.com/teachx3 TeachX3

    Might wanna add: “Congress must read every word of all bills” to that amendment.

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  • Patty

    Tell Pelosi she can take a flying leap.

    Isn’t this just incomprehensible. THEY DON’T READ! and if the Obamarobo care law was presented as a tax, that Roberts is suggesting, no one who have voted for it because they would be out of a job.

  • Patty

    And if Congressmen or Congresswomen walk out on voting process. They have walked out from their jobs.


  • http://radio.PatriotComeLately.US Patriot Come Lately

    @Silverback – we have term limits, it is called the ballot box. Just a call to all true patriots to get off their butts and do something about this dysfunctional Congress, ie Vote Them All Out


  • Patty


    Liberals fear the John Roberts rebound

    The looming slate of cases could have far-reaching impact for the nation. Liberals and President Barack Obama’s administration have strong reason to expect at least some big disappointments, despite the jubilation they felt when Roberts joined with the court’ s liberal wing to uphold Obama’s health care law. Conservatives could be in line for a series of major wins…

    But another conservative lawyer who closely tracks the court said Roberts’s defection in the health care case has given the jitters to those counting on him in other pivotal and politically potent cases likely to go before the court.

    “I think from a conservative perspective lots of folks are going to be concerned that a vote they had thought was sound on a range of matters might suddenly be in play,” said the attorney, who asked not to be named while discussing prospective rulings of individual justices.



  • Patty

    Congress now, majority of Republicans will take up a vote to repeal Obamatax care.
    July 11, 2012

    Congress according to Roberts can increase taxes. This is a tax, so, do you think that this upcoming vote will be a winner. I do. And those who vote against a NEW HISTORICAL TAX WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS THIS TIME AROUND.

  • H8Unions

    And herein lies the difference between Republicans and Democrats….

  • Patty

    Obama family cancels summer vacation to Martha’s Vineyard

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/03/obama-family-cancels-summer-vacation-to-marthas-vineyard/#ixzz1zaH5YIda

    smell fear in them

  • Patty


    Ot sorry

  • snap boy

    I’d rather he looked at an amendment requiring that all federal employees, from the president to the Congress to the Supreme Court, be subject to every rule, regulation and law Congress places on even one member of the general public.

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  • http://www.ConservativeWall.com The Conservative Wall


    Please remember to click every Obama ad you see to drain them of resources. The bad thing is you will see more of them if you do that because the ad companies know you visited an obama site, but hey, that is more clicks to do.

  • Patty


    North Carolina Democrat Will Vote To Repeal Obamacare, Will Not Endorse Obama (Rat jumping ship)


    More dems are jumping ship.

  • Granny

    #11 July 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    Patty commented:


    Liberals fear the John Roberts rebound

    Any not-liberal who thinks such a foolish thing is just whistling in the graveyard. Roberts has shown his true colors – a coward, a traitor and a hypocrite.