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.


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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.

    Immediately.

  • 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

    L3

  • Patty

    OT

    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.

    READ ARTICLE IN ITS ENTIRETY

    http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2012/07/03/liberals-fear-the-john-roberts-rebound/

  • 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

    #14

    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

    OT

    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

    OT

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

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/03/North-Carolina-Democrat-Will-Vote-To-Repeal-Obamacare-Will-Not-Endorse-Obama

    More dems are jumping ship.

  • Granny

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

    OT

    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.

  • Granny

    #18 July 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    The Conservative Wall commented:

    OT

    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.
    ______

    For one thing they probably do not pay by the click. In the second place, every single time you click you give Obama FAR more information about yourself than you think you do. Why give him any ammunition.

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  • kato

    Oh, what a hero. What a symbolic superstar for America’s cartoon conservatives.

    Meanwhile, Republicans joined Democrats last week in signing a giant highway bill that was filled with accounting gimmicks. One of them was Ohio Senator Rob Portman, who has been mentioned as a possible VP on the Romney ticket.

    Keep waving the flag and falling in love with paper heroes. Just don’t expect these clueless turds to repeal ObamaCare. They don’t have the guts, and most of them aren’t in favor of repeal anyway.

    When the media starts running story after story about how popular ObamaCare is, watch how inarticulate your GOP leadership will be in answering the challenge. That is, if they even bother saying anything at all.

  • Blue Hen

    A Democrat in N.C. announced that he won’t vote for obama? Before they have their national convention IN N.C.!?! That has to sting.

  • kato

    Where was all the Republican outrage when Democrats rammed ObamaCare through Congress? Did your Republican senator or congressman raise a big ruckus? Probably not.

    He probably didn’t know any more about the bill than Pelosi did, but he knew it would be good for fundraising. He knew his phony opposition to the bill would cover him as he voted for other pork-barrel projects near and dear to his Republican heart. He knew party leadership would capitulate, telling an angry public, “We just can’t undo this. It’s too complicated.” He might have even known that the Republican presidential candidate would be the namesake of RomneyCare, on which ObamaCare was modeled.

    Anyone who buys into “repeal and replace” is gullible beyond belief.

  • Granny

    #14 July 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm
    Patty commented:

    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

    __________

    Did you read the articles a couple of weeks ago about the Secret Service contingent on Martha’s Vineyard trashing a couple of houses, getting into bar fights, disturbing the neighborhood until the wee hours and so forth? I suspect that The None couldn’t find anyone to rent to his Animal House contingent.

  • Sasja

    Roberts is the one who declared this a tax so as declare it constitutional. He also just gave congress a mandate to force you into an activity, or non-activity, if they want. As Rush pointed out today. We know how lunatic the left is. And that part of the ruling will stand whether Bammycare does or not. So what are we going to do about it?

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/07/03/imagine_how_the_left_will_use_this_dictatorial_type_power

  • Sasja

    Granny. I read that article. Also the house Zero and Mooch stayed at was sold. Since the bloom is off the rose with these two, they probably couldn’t find anyone stupid enough to welcome them and their contingent of unprofessional SS agents back.

  • BurmaShave

    What difference does this law make? Liberals are liars anyway. They don’t give a rat’s rear end about laws such as this. Was there anything public disclosure about this power grab? “We have to pass the law to find out what’s in it.”

    For Liberals laws are all about grabbing and controlling power and people’s lives. Period. Full stop.

    A law such as this has no binding effect, because it does not serve their ends.

  • bg

    ++

    how old is this country, and how long have our legislators been supposedly serving it, that they still don’t know how things work, nor seem capable of fixing them so that they do work..

    YET THEY CONTINUE MAKING LAWS FOR US TO FOLLOW, OF WHICH, THEY
    THEMSELVES ARE EXEMPT, NOT TO MENTION ELECT TO RAISE THEIR OWN
    SALARIES AT THEIR OWN DISCRETION so to speak).. 😯

    HOW DUMB ‘r’ US??

    ==

  • Terencio2

    A MODEST PROPOSAL:
    (1) Barack Obama should be offered the opportunity to voluntarily contribute his future earnings to be redistributed to help pay off any future trillions in debt he incurs for us to pay.

    (2) All the congressional staff members who wrote the “Affordable Health Care Act” (and who included a clause that exempts them from its provisions) should pay the tax for non participation indicated as constitutional by the SCOTUS. The longer they resist, the greater TAX PENALTY they owe to the IRS.

    (3) Barack Obama has extended thousands of “waivers” from Obamacare to his cronies, allies, and contributors. Tax Penalties should be levied against them immediately. If they resist, they owe interest on the IRS penalty.

    (4) Mr. Obama should pay reparations for his actions in (3) above. The use of tax policy to punish, reward, or favor individuals and to disfavor their rivals is illegal, immoral, and fattening.

    (5) Mr. Obama should be required to explain publicly why, if his “Obamacare” is a good thing, he gives waivers from its provisions to his friends. Shouldn’t he give the waivers to his enemies?

  • Sha Shaw

    The notion that term limits will solve anything is idiotic

    You’ll just create a situation where every few years new people go to congress on any old promise they make , never having to bring forth anything before they cant run again

  • Valerie

    This is a rule that can be abused. I’d back away from it quickly.

  • AnObservation

    There is a true conservative running in Arizona CD-6 and it is not Ben Quayle. Remember, Quayle is the one who helped found theDirty.com, which is a pornographic website that degrades and humilates women. Additionally he posted under the name Brock Landers which was the name of Mark Wahlberg’s character in Boogie Nights. Not to mention he has supported Obama-style amnesty: http://seeingredaz.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/blue-card-quayle-called-out-by-us-rep-schweikert/#comments

    If you want to support a true conservative who has been endorsed by FreedomWorks, Citizens United, Pat Toomey, and many local AZ conservatives, than support David Schweikert: http://www.davidschweikert.com.

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  • owl

    #6 TeachX3……….yep, add read the bill. If that one provision was enacted, it would stop most of these stupid laws against us. They would not have time for their mischief.

    #16 “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.”

    snap boy……………that is the cure for our ills. I love it more than any term limits, etc.

    As far as I am concerned, you just wrote it. Plain. Simple. Even I can understand it. Surely they can find the time to personally read that much without their staff?

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    #32…i disagree. term limits will do away with the professional politican. the people that make politics a career, the ones that go to law school and then immediately go into politics are the office holders that have no allegience to the people or the constitution. their only alliegence is to the party. they are the people with a vested interest in government power an control. making holding public office a career has resulted in the two political parties we have now. two parties that have their own agenda and no interest in what the majority of the people want. obamacare is a perfect example of that attitude.

    we can’t get the professional politicans out of power by voting because they have used the dole to created permanent constitutencies who vote for them no matter how crooked, corrupt, immoral, unethical, or incompent they are. the only way the people can regain control of our government is to make office holding a public service again not a career.

  • http://somewebsite.somedomain.comandChristiansaredoingWHATaboutIT!! Carol-Christian Soldier

    is Ben Quayle a relative of one of my favorites- Dan Quayle?
    C-CS

  • mcc

    #34 — your post may explain why I felt more than a little creeped out by Quayle’s “ad” posted above. Kept coming back to see if anyone else had reacted the same way.

    Didn’t want to say anything…thought it was just me..but, hey, could the camera have zoomed in any closer? Nice skin he’s got there, but at that angle with him not looking directly at us?! And his voice…the faint music (horror filmish?)..really odd…

    Very happy to see there’s another candidate for Arizonans to consider. Schweikert looks to be the real thing.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    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.

    It has a nice sound to it, but it strikes me as closing the barn door after the horse escaped. What’s more, it’s very, very unlikely ithat such a proposal is going to find many Democrats backing it.

    What Rep Quayle needs to do is contribute in whatever way he can to increasing the number of Republican members (preferably principled conservative ones) in Congress. Regardless of how the presidential election in November turns out, what we need less of in Congress are Democrats.

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