This is hilarious:
Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) ties himself in knots trying to deny that health care nationalization charges the IRS with enforcing compliance with the individual mandate. Bill O’Reilly asks him repeatedly who is in charge of levying the fine and Weiner can’t say.
The answer, of course, is the IRS:
(c) NOTIFICATION OF NONENROLLMENT.—Not later than June 30 of each year, the Secretary of the Treasury, acting through the Internal Revenue Service and in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, shall send a notification to each individual who files an individual income tax return and who is not enrolled in minimum essential coverage (as defined in section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986).
Setting the comedic value aside, there’s one thing to emphasize here. Weiner is lying. Worse, he doesn’t merely lie about the bill, he lies about O’Reilly making things up. He says it repeatedly, while in actuality O’Reilly is absolutely correct.
This is the Democratic pattern through the health care debate. They say it will let you keep your insurance: lie. They say it doesn’t fund abortion: lie. They say it cuts the deficit: lie. They say it cuts costs: lie. They say it will lower premiums: lie. They say it immediately covers children with pre-existing conditions: lie. They say it won’t fund illegal immigrants: lie. They say it contains no sweetheart deals: lie. They say it won’t lead to rationing: extremely dubious.
I’m convinced that the reason only 55% support repealing this thing is that many people believe the lies. When the learn the truth, that number will only go up.
UPDATE: Updated the rationing link.