Of False Prophets, Tax Lies, and Ravening Wolves

Bill Wilson 90x115by Bill Wilson

Jesus said in Matthew 7:15, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.” In other words, watch out for people that say one thing, yet do another. He is telling us here that you cannot judge a man by what he says, rather by what he does. The man who occupies the Oval Office emphatically said on September 12, 2008,

“I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.”

Asked in an ABC News interview on September 20th, 2009 if the health care bill was a tax increase, the president said, “I absolutely reject that notion.” On Saturday, April 10th, 2010, he told Americans in his radio address,

“It’s also important to note that the new health reform law includes the largest middle class tax cut for health care in history, and once it’s implemented; millions of Americans will finally be able to purchase quality, affordable care and the security and peace of mind that comes with it.”

Americans are finding out what is in the healthcare law, and it is no less than a massive tax increase for middle class Americans.

And guess what, the Justice Department under the direction of the president says it will defend the health care mandate in court as a tax increase. If the Administration can prove to the Supreme Court that the health care bill falls under the Constitution’s Congressional power to lay and collect taxes, the law may withstand legal challenges. Notwithstanding that the president and his party out and out lied to the American people. Ken Blackwell, former Treasurer of Ohio and Liberty University professor of Law, and Ken Klukowski, special counsel at the Family Research Council, have written an article in the Wall Street Journal arguing that tax or no, the health care law is unconstitutional.

They say,

“A tax is when the government takes money from individuals, puts it in the Treasury, and plans to spend it. With the health-insurance mandate, the government is not taking money from private individuals; rather, it is commanding them to give their money to another private entity, not to the Treasury.”

They continue,

“Even if the Justice Department were to get the mandate considered a tax, it would be an unconstitutional one…No provision of the Constitution authorizes the federal government to command people to buy insurance.”

So the president lied to you and me about the health care bill and about no new taxes. He said one thing, but is so bold as to argue the opposite–Can anyone say “ravening wolf”?

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

by Bill Wilson

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