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Flashback: Pelosi on Obamacare's Constitutionality: ‘Are You Serious?'

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posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 08:54 AM
Time for the morning laugh!!! I am still amazed how this woman ended up as the Minority Leader in the House.


While a federal appeals court ruled today that the mandate in Obamacare requiring individuals to purchase health insurance was unconstitutional, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in 2009 dismissed a question about Congress’ constitutional authority to impose the mandate, remarking, “Are you serious? Are you serious?”

At the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 22, 2009, asked then-Speaker Pelosi, “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?”

Pelosi said: “Are you serious? Are you serious?”

Her spokesman, Nadeam Elshami then told this news agency, “You can put this on the record. That is not a serious question. That is not a serious question.”

This is what we have been talking about all along

In today’s ruling, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in Atlanta, stated: “This economic mandate represents a wholly novel and potentially unbounded assertion of congressional authority: the ability to compel Americans to purchase an expensive health insurance product they have elected not to buy, and to make them re-purchase that insurance product every month for their entire lives.”

There's your reality Pelosi!!

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 10:31 AM
reply to post by jibeho

Everyone knows that when the Constitution says it has an obligation to protect the welfare of our citizens it does not mean the citizens health and ability to keep and maintain that health.

For this the people are on their own and they just have to fare the best they can.
It is perfectly fine to set up a system of health care so onerous and diabolical that treatments and medications are only offered at astronomical prices (unless you are a card carrying member of a drug club) so that only the wealthy can afford them, only the wealthy can survive and the rest die a slow and miserable death.

Without this system the poor tend to live longer and we only have to feed them that much longer. This puts an unnecessary burden on the wealthy that are forced to pick up the slack.

Nothing wrong with that system and I think it is really what our forefathers intended don't you?


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