by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 5, 2013) — The organization Faith2Action is sending postcards on behalf of citizens completing them to Speaker of the House John Boehner urging him not to provide funding for Obamacare, which is scheduled to begin enrollment in many of the states on October 1.
There is no cost to complete and send the postcard, although donations to help defray the cost of postage are accepted.
Faith2Action is a 501(c)3 organization founded by Janet Porter based in Ohio. On August 27, the group held a rally to protest Obamacare in front of Boehner’s Troy, OH office. Speakers included former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell; Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots; and Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center and “For America.”
An unidentified performer has produced a song with guitar accompaniment which terms Obamacare “a monstrosity” and urges Boehner to “pull the plug” on the unpopular bill before “the plug is pulled on us.” Faith2Action is urging citizens to call their congressmen and Boehner to continue to urge the defunding of Obamacare.
In June 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court found that the bill was constitutional after more than half the states joined a lawsuit challenging it. CBS News subsequently reported that Chief Justice John Roberts most likely was set to vote against the constitutionality of the bill but abruptly changed his mind about a month before the decision was announced. It has been speculated the Roberts was coerced or blackmailed to vote in the affirmative to uphold the law. Legal challenges still remain, and several companies have won reprieves from enforcing the bill on the grounds of their religious principles.
Some claim that the bill is unconstitutional because it originated in the Senate and is a revenue-raising bill. Article I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution mandates that the House of Representatives write legislation involving the operation of government and thereby the raising of revenue. Roberts and the majority found the bill to be found constitutional if considered to be a “tax,” although it was not presented or argued as a tax before the Court.
The Obama regime has been unilaterally postponing or failing to meet deadlines for implementation of parts of the bill since its passage. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has indicated unhappiness with the bill in its current form, as tens of thousands of Longshoremen’s union members have severed ties with the AFL-CIO over its Obamacare and immigration policies.
Trumka was named to Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in September 2009.
Unions had originally supported nationalized health care because they believed it would “expand healthcare coverage for more Americans.”
Many employers have reduced workers’ hours to avoid the mandate to provide health insurance, although one Chicago analyst states that taxpayers will ultimately pay for part-time employees’ health care coverage.
A blogger has suggested that Boehner has been “held hostage” thus far in failing to take a stand to defund the health care bill.
There is a saying that “Socialism fails every time it is tried.”
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.