Good Saturday afternoon Ray Stevens fans!!
I wanted to give it a couple of days before this particular fan of Ray Stevens made a reply about the disgusting ruling by the Supreme Court on June 28, 2012.
All over the media in radio, on TV, and on-line the Democrats were giddy with excitement and not above gloating...going even further to call anyone who disagreed with the Supreme Court as "sore losers" and unwilling to "move on" after the ruling was made. This tactic will be something Democrats will play to the hilt as the summer turns to fall and the elections get even closer. They intend to portray those who consistently question the Supreme Court ruling from here on out as ignoring the economy and the unemployment crisis.
First things first...when you have a ruling based upon the language of a lawyer, as in "it's a tax, not a penalty", and not based upon what's actually written in the law...well, yes, you better believe there's going to be an outrage and a controversy that will fuel the summer and fall of 2012. I'm highly questionable over the ruling's validity anyhow simply because of how the law was upheld based upon a lawyer's choice of words rather than based on the language in the law itself. In the very first Obamacare bill, it was described as a tax but it was rewritten to exclude the usage of the tax word...but yet it was argued as a tax by Obama's lawyers. In my opinion, an underhanded way of judicial persuasion. Just because
the Obama people and the liberals on the Supreme Court accept it as a
"tax" doesn't change a thing...it's still Government run healthcare and
the American people will have no say in the matter. Now, because this was ruled a tax, this becomes the largest tax increase on ALL PEOPLE in the history of the Federal Government of the United States...and that in itself is a great issue for Romney to campaign on. Those with healthcare are going to subsidize, through taxation by the IRS, those without healthcare...and there will be taxes imposed on practically everything. Those who refuse to purchase healthcare, simply because they don't want it, will have to pay a penalty which has been ruled a tax.
Staying focused on Obamacare, which I saw being referred to now as ObamaTax, bolstered the Mitt Romney campaign...in the hours after the Supreme Court decision his campaign received more than 4 million dollars from supporters and given the way the Supreme Court ruled on lawyer argument rather than facts it's given the Romney campaign a hot button issue to run with...in addition to the economy and unemployment. Any person can multitask...Romney can hammer the Obama administration on all kinds of foreign and domestic policies: whether it's healthcare, the debt/deficit, unemployment, military decisions, social decisions, etc. etc.
The Democrats, of course, are going to play it out that Romney is only focused on healthcare and nothing more. As I've said a gazillion times in other blog entries, the Democrat playbook is so obvious. They pander to the poor with promises of entitlement programs and they cater the politically uneducated because it's easy to manipulate and shape the mindset of those who don't pay attention to what's really going on.
Obama needs thrown out of power and the Senate needs conservative control...that's the only way Obamacare can be repealed and replaced with any number of health care reform alternatives that MANY conservative law makers have drafted over the last 3-4 years. A popular talking point among Democrats in the media is to say that Republicans "have no ideas to improve health care" and it simply isn't true. If the Democrats would open their ears they'd hear the alternatives loud and clear.
Ray Stevens sings Obamacare
After watching that performance from Ray Stevens, keep in mind that Obamacare is still unconstitutional...a clever deception of word usage by Obama's lawyers doesn't change the facts of this law. Obama has the honor of signing into law the biggest tax increase in the history of the United States.
Ray Stevens asked, in song, "Mr. President - Mr. President...what are you going to to??". An answer now would be "I'll increase their taxes and my supporters will be so enchanted by me they won't even realize it. I'm so cute and clever...hey, anyone for golf?".
Ray Stevens asks Mr. President some questions...