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Does this mean the Government can mandate Health Care?

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States[.]

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:04 PM on Oct. 26, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes and they also have the right to mandate what laundry detergent you use. Happy washing!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:11 PM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • No - it just gives them the power to tax healthcare - not mandate anything...they still have to vote and answer to the people.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:38 PM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • No. It does not give the power to mandate all Americans to have buy health care.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:55 PM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • It will because of secret bills being slipped into the original. We will never see the original bill as congress has a way of slipping in their own little hidden agendas so that you don't catch it until after the bill is passed. Do not trust the government and do not trust big labor - unions. There are videos of secret meetings with big labor to unionize all doctors, nurses, healthcare providers, and taxes on the American people. We are screwed if this bill passes. Obama and Pelosi, and Reid are all in this together to make us a socialist nation run entirely by the government.

    Answer by Scorpio359 at 4:23 PM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • In United States v. Butler, 56 S. Ct. 312, 297 U.S. 1, 80 L. Ed. 477 (1936), the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a federal agricultural spending program because a specific congressional power over agricultural production appeared nowhere in the Constitution. According to the Court in Butler, the spending program invaded a right reserved to the states by the Tenth Amendment.

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    They can't tell us what we will or will not purchase. This was decided a long time ago. The clause says they can raise taxes. Requiring insurance isn't a tax. It is a misuse of power and unconstitutional.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:03 PM on Oct. 26, 2009

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