so liberals thought Bush was violating privacy with the patriot act, they r sure quiet now?

The Internal Revenue Service will function as the government's chief enforcer for health care reform monitoring both businesses and individuals to certify whether they have the insurance coverage the government requires.

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    Just the beginning of Govt takeover of private enterprise. Sad thing is, the libs can't see it being drunk on the Obama kool aid. Sheep til the end.

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  • 10 years ago

    Listening in on private phone conversations without a warrant is a clear violation of the Fourth amendment.

    The Health Care Reform Act falls under Artcle 1 Section 8 which gives Congress the power to levy taxes and to regulate Interstate Commerce.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The real question is: Why aren't Tea-Partiers up in arms about this?

    http://blogs.alternet.org/lawtalkingguy/2010/03/22...

    Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman have introduced the Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010 before the United States Senate. The proposal is shocking in it’s sweep. If passed into law, the bill would literally give the President the authority to detain anyone he wishes, American citizen or not, for as long as he wants.

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  • 3 years ago

    fairly it became into extra subtle than prolonged, working example they mandatory a courtroom order, Bush did no longer below his version, and below the unique version in 2001 while everybody became into terrified via the very recent sight of the towers falling, librarians have been required to checklist while particular books have been taken out and via whom. They rebelled and reported they does not do it. So fairly there have been exchange earlier Obama ever even have been given there to the unique regulation. Obama ought to neither enhance or contract a bill on his very own, that must be accomplished via congress, he can in ordinary terms sign or veto what's provided to him.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    That is an example of a "non-sequitur" fallacy. Your conclusion does not follow from your premise.

    There are many legitimate reasons to oppose the health care bill, but privacy is not one of them.

    As for the Patriot Act, that bill passed the Senate 98-1. Both liberals and conservatives supported it.

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  • 10 years ago

    Interestingly enough, according to some sources, the IRS has NO JURISDICTION to collect on health care reform penalties.

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  • 10 years ago

    So what's the problem? The IRS monitors businesses for lots of things. So does the department of labor, and OSHA, and the INS, to name a few.

    As for individuals, it'll just be one or two more lines on your tax form to fill out. Um, big deal?

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  • 10 years ago

    Ooh Yeah CoolAide man! Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence. What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice. Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty. A people free to choose will always choose peace. Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. Facts are stubborn things. Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets. Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves. Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them. History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin. I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary. I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress. I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes. No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth! No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology. One picture is worth a 1,000 denials. One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it. Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'. The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help. The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.

    Source(s): Ronald Reagan
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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    ?

    Were you out of the country when the public announcement was made a couple of months ago? About how the FBI, under the Bush Regime's instruction, daily violated the fourth amendment by ordering telecoms to tap certain phone numbers with NO warrant, and with NO judicial supervision? That is a direct violation of the fourth amendment.

    Sorry, I fail to see how a direct violation of the fourth amendment, which the Bush Regime admitted to engaging in, is comparable in any way to a governmental agency seeing to it that you are complying with law.

    That happens every time you get a notice in the mail that your tags expired. Big whoop.

    Obey the law and you'll have no problem.

    P.S. Obama did NOT renew the section of the Patriot Act where government is allowed to put citizens under surveillance with no warrant and/or no judicial oversight.

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  • 10 years ago

    Maybe that's because the Patriot Act has been revised and warrantless wiretapping will not longer be so easily permitted.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Not only that, Obama extended the Patriot Act. Seems kind of hypocritical, doesn't it?

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