Before this week, I had never heard Senator Charles Grassley speak – on anything. In the last few days, though, I’ve been sent a number of emails about him being a “strong 10th Amendment supporter.” Skeptical of any Senator in DC actually supporting the Constitution in a meaningful way, I browsed around YouTube and found what must’ve incited the onslaught of emails about him. It was a clip called “Sen. Grassley: Health Overhaul Violates 10th Amendment.”
Before the 1:30 mark, he had this to say:
“This is the first time in the 222 year history of our country that we have forced you as a constituent – any of our constituents – to buy a product…..And if you don’t buy it, IRS is gonna tax a family $1500.”
Interesting comment. Ok, I’m listening.
He’s then asked a question: “Is this Constitutional – forcing them to buy it and punishing them through the IRS if they don’t?”
“Uh…I’m not a lawyer …”
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