Taxing Power Gives Government Total Control By Maureen Martin

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision holding the Obamacare individual mandate is constitutional was based on grounds not addressed by the parties to the suit. Thus debate was squelched on the most vitally important issue presented in this case: How much power does the federal government have to control the lives of Americans and dictate our individual behaviors in any and all ways it chooses?

The answer, according to the Court, is that the federal government has complete and total control over all of us–it has the power to regulate everything we do and everything we choose not to do–provided Congress taxes the income of anyone who fails to comply with the government’s dictates.

At issue in the case was the constitutionality of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act’s (“Obamacare”) requirement that all Americans purchase private health insurance as a condition of drawing breath in this country.

The Obama administration first sought to justify this requirement–called the individual mandate–as a lawful exercise of the federal government’s power to regulate commerce under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The Court majority rejected that argument, ruling the Commerce Clause allows the federal government to regulate existing commerce but precludes forcing Americans to engage in commerce in the future.

The Court next considered whether the Obamacare financial levy on people who fail to comply with the individual mandate is a penalty or a tax. Finding the financial sanction to be a tax, the majority concluded the entire individual mandate is constitutional.

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Media blackout on LIBOR:The biggest financial fraud in history receives scant media attention By Doug Hagmann

The chances are good that if you ask someone on the street what LIBOR is, they would guess it to be an obscure country in Africa. The reality, of course, is that LIBOR is something that affects everyone, to the extent that it “sets” the interest rate you’ll be paying for your mortgage, car loan, credit cards, and the rate of return you’ll receive on your pension, 401K, savings and all financial instruments. In total, it establishes the pricing of financial products across the world to the tune of up to $800 trillion. Trillion.

We are now finding out that the entire system has been rigged, enriching the “elect” and financially looting the rest. If you are reading this, you have been robbed, although the corporate media remains silent about who robbed you, how it was done, and which government and non-government officials were complicit and benefited. Why? Perhaps the most compelling reason is that when the “average” person learns the depths at which corruption exists between the various banks, governments and government officials, there will be a revolution like the world has never seen. Additionally, they too, along with many elected and appointed officials, have aided and abetted the fraud. Yes, it’s that bad, and it’s about to break wide open.

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780,000 More Women Unemployed Today Than When Obama Took Office

– The number of women unemployed in June was 5,785,000, an increase of 780,000 from when Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009 – at that time, the number of unemployed women in the United States was 5,005,000.

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