In February 2008, Barack Obama interviewed with Ellen Degeneres. Watch as the man seeking to be president tells us that a mandate to buy health care (which Hillary’s failed health care plan in the Clinton administration did) means he could also force everyone to buy a house to rid the country of the homeless. See the video below.
“Both of us want to provide health care to all Americans. There’s a slight difference, and her plan is a good one. But, she mandates that everybody buy health care. She’d have the government force every individual to buy insurance and I don’t have such a mandate because I don’t think the problem is that people don’t want health insurance, it’s that they can’t afford it,” Obama said in a Feb. 28, 2008 appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ television show.
“So, I focus more on lowering costs. This is a modest difference. But, it’s one that she’s tried to elevate, arguing that because I don’t force people to buy health care that I’m not insuring everybody. Well, if things were that easy, I could mandate everybody to buy a house, and that would solve the problem of homelessness. It doesn’t.”
This is what conservatives have been saying since the health care debates began. If we can be mandated to buy health care for the public good, then we can be mandated to buy a Government Motors car to help GM pay back their loan to the taxpayers. We are in very dangerous territory, and Judge Vinson spoke to that when the ruled that all of ObamaCare is unconstitutional. Read the full story at CNSNews.
Judge Vinson mentioned Obama-Degeneres interview when he announced his ruling and he also said this, which is priceless:
“It is difficult to imagine that a nation which began, at least in part, as the result of opposition to a British mandate giving the East India Company a monopoly and imposing a nominal tax on all tea sold in America would have set out to create a government with the power to force people to buy tea in the first place.” ~ Judge Roger Vinson
Ellen Degeneres Asks Obama About Health Care Mandates (video)