The office of Representative Kevin Brady (R-Texas) released on March 18, 2010, the following:
“An analysis by the Joint Economic Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee estimates 16,500 new IRS agents will be needed to collect, examine, and audit new tax information mandated on families and small businesses. New tax mandates and penalties included in Obamacare will cause the greatest expansion of the IRS since World War II. Scores of new federal mandates and 15 different tax increases totaling $400 Billion are imposed under the Democratic House bill. In addition to more complicated tax returns, families and small businesses will be forced to reveal further tax information to the IRS, and provide “PROOF” (my capitalization) of government approved health care.”
As a diligent monitor of my own 8th Amendment rights, I did not read the entire health care bull, but it was evident in the ramp-up to the final vote on this manufactured sludge that the IRS would be a vital component with respect to compliance. Hmmmm. Are things becoming clearer now? This entire hustle was done completely and unreservedly by design, and the prestidigitation was perpetrated with intent, and with malice, and with an eye on reducing personal liberty from the day it was conceived, which is a cultured way of saying they were lying their butts off. The only thing remaining was for Chief Jester Roberts to tangentially spin out of control and attempt a blend of alchemy and animal husbandry, and provide a profoundly specious clarification about something that looked like a duck, quacked like a duck, and flew like a duck. With no legal basis whatsoever and under the most bewildering and fractured logic, he instead declared the duck to be a pelican, and the next thing we know the largest tax increase in the world was given to America like a gigantic suppository.
One may only conclude that Roberts is receiving treatment from the same doctor who prescribes medication to Nancy Pelosi, or speculate he might be personally compromised ala John Edwards with pictures and negatives in reserve, for he was not just content to ignore the administration’s refusal to enforce federal immigration law earlier in the week, he performed an encore presentation which exposed him as a man intent upon distinguishing himself not as a jurist, but instead as one who fancies himself god-like, and instead of providing sage guidance as a Chief Justice he etched his image in history as one wearing pointed slippers and a hat with a little bell at the end of it because of his propensity to dodge or be a lap-dog.
There was a path for Mr. Roberts to follow if he was so intent upon writing legislation; he could have run for Congress. Instead he sits somewhat uneasily as a man who inexplicably and apparently believes himself to be someone who is everything to all people, and in so doing, he betrayed the trust of his assignment, exposed himself as a grandstanding egoist or compromised fool, and defecated on the position to which he mysteriously was assigned over the enormously distinguished and profoundly erudite and brilliant Justice Scalia. After what he has endured this week, there isn’t a soul who should find fault to learn The Honorable Antonin Scalia decided to end his celebrated tenure on The Court with a permanent intravenous drip of Single Malt Scotch.
The last I checked, we have not been attacked by the blond haired and blue eyed Swedes, Danes, Finns, or Norwegians, but we HAVE been under assault both by acts of war as well as infiltration by dark skinned foreigners. That is not a racist remark; it is a fact. Hence, “profiling”, aka, asking for documentation of foreign-speaking malingerers who magically appear inside our borders is not racist at all and instead a component of common sense with respect law enforcement, yet this very same swing vote jester just re-wrote law to insist American citizens must now produce “PROOF” of government healthcare while simultaneously suggesting that asking for verification of alien riff-raff is somehow a violation, thereby granting citizen rights to non-citizens while treating citizens like foreigners. Such is the problem when principle takes a back seat to subjective interpretation of law for personal aggrandizement, or to feed some other personal serpent.
Of course, no analysis of the past week’s activities would be complete without a comment on Eric Holder, a man encharged with upholding the law who somehow feels he is above it. He was asked to comply with a subpoena, and for reasons upon which there is endless speculation, decided to comply with only the parts he deemed necessary, which is categorically not the role for him or any other lawyer or individual to assume. Yet, the race card cudgel was drawn and flashed in a most predictable fashion in an attempt to distract everyone from his blatant disregard for common obeisance.
Representative Darrell Issa has been firm, fair, and the model of decorum in fulfilling his duties as chairman of the House Committee on Oversight, and not only dissected Holder through carefully crafted examination, exposed him as the arrogant servant of a corrupt administration. Make no mistake that Mr. Issa was the beneficiary of a Deep Throat in the Department of Justice, for he demonstrated he knew what Holder refused to submit, and repeatedly allowed Holder to bury himself.
When the Fast and Furious scandal first broke it was because of a couple conscientious whistle blowers in Justice who were summarily disciplined while their superiors were left unscathed. The reality, of course, is that while staffing a department with sycophantic wannabes, there is always the chance that someone of conscience will slip through the screening process, and that is exactly what contributed to Mr. Issa’s diligent examination and Holder’s self-induced ruin. The documents he wished so badly to hide were without question in the hands of the committee Chair, and the more belligerent Holder became, the further he was allowed by Mr. Issa to excavate his final resting place.
Once again, those facts are conveniently or otherwise lost among Democratic leadership, which should have privately pressured Mr. Obama to take this pathetic act off the stage long ago. The party, unfortunately, is too content and too lazy, and so reliant on injecting race as an all purpose white-out for their foibles, that when it lost traction this time around it was flummoxed, and the result was a perfect comeuppance for believing they could routinely manipulate a tragic situation into another afterthought or sideshow.
If two dogs bark during the night and everyone sleeps through it, did they really make a noise?
My esteemed colleague, Mr. Massie, and I would like to think we contributed to waking people from their slumber.