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December 03, 2012

Claremont Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence files brief supporting PLF's Obamacare challenge

Our friends at the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence have filed a brief in support of our challenge to the Obamacare “tax.” The brief explains the history of the Origination Clause and why it is that our founding fathers chose to give only the House the power to draft “bills for raising revenue.” “By checking th ...

December 03, 2012

PLF asks court not to throw out Matt Sissel’s challenge to Obamacare

Today, we filed this brief in the federal district court in Washington, D.C., asking the court to hear Matt Sissel's challenge to Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As you'll recall, we argue that if Obamacare's requirement that everyone buy health insurance is really just a "tax," as the Supreme Court said in the NFIB ...

November 17, 2010

New article dismantles government's Obamacare taxing power argument

Author: Daniel Himebaugh In 2009, before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (colloquially, "Obamacare") became law, President Obama was asked whether a monetary penalty assessed against people who do not buy government-approved health insurance is a "tax."  The president, perhaps recalling his campaign pl ...