As we near the Supreme Court’s ruling on “ObamaCare” it seems only fitting to include some crucial words from Joe Biden. The topic? Healthcare mandates of course.
Observe the following link: http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/joe-biden-was-no-fan-of-the-individual-mandate
In 2008, during his legendary second campaign for President (by legendary, I mean that it went nowhere), then-Senator Joe Biden revealed that he was not too keen on the idea of an individual healthcare mandate. By video accounts of him actually speaking on the matter, he equated it to being framed as a “socialistic system”.
Now, I’m not going to get into the usage of the word “socialist” as it pertains to big government takeovers, record spending and three years of failed policies. Whatever. They’ve still failed, and I’ll stick with calling them failures.
In the case of the mandate, of course, I find it to be unconstitutional. Good to know Joe Biden once held similar sentiments.
Naturally, I’m sure he feels a bit differently on the topic now. However, as we all fall off the edge of our seats awaiting the SCOTUS’s ruling, it seems appropriate to receive some reassurance that at least the Vice President used to oppose a mandate.
Time for other news:
Nothing too out of the ordinary or unexpected, but never boring: bashing the Democratic Party of Georgia.
I already documented the fact that Mike Berlon, Chairman of the illustrious group, has proclaimed that they are “taking the fight to Republicans in ways they never expected”. By that, we can now accurately deduce the further absurdity of such a statement.
As documented last week, the party currently has $86,000 in the bank and slightly over $20,000 in debt. But the dire straits get worse:
May finance reports show the group notched $139,931 in total donations for the month, but that figure was deceptively inflated by a huge injection of federal receipts and the inclusion of qualifying fees from the state’s slate of Democratic Congressional hopefuls.
Reps. John Barrow, John Lewis, David Scott, Hank Johnson and Sanford Bishop as well as challengers Lesli Messinger, Daniel Grant, Lincoln Nunnally, Joseph Cooley, Courtney Dillard, Michael Johnson, Robert Monitgel, Steve Reilly, and Nathan Russo all ponied up $5,220 for ballot qualifying fees that were included in the party’s total reported haul.
Those receipts alone accounted for nearly 40 percent of the entire month’s take. The party merely serves as a conduit through which those federal fees pass, banking just half that that qualifying note.
The Georgia GOP currently has near a million on hand.