May 6, 2019

We’re going to kill Obamacare in Court.

Our legal argument in Texas v. United States could kill Obamacare Retweet

This message will do two powerful things for you. It will…

  1. Give you a concise step-by-step explanation of where things stand in the fight to overturn Obamacare, including the victory won at the district court level.
  2. Tell you about the amicus brief we want to file in Texas v. United States. Our argument could end Obamacare with one deft stroke.

In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that Congress could NOT compel Americans to buy health insurance under the Commerce Clause. But…

Chief Justice Roberts saved Obamacare. He ruled that Congress could force you to buy an insurance policy using their taxing power.

In December 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This legislation reduced to $0 the tax penalty for NOT having health insurance. But it kept in place the mandate that citizens must still buy health insurance. In other words…

The law requires people to buy insurance but imposes no penalty if they don’t.

Texas and 17 other states filed suit to have Obamacare declared unconstitutional. These plaintiffs argued that a tax set at zero is no longer an exercise of the taxing power.

California and 16 other states ‘intervened’ to protect Obamacare.

On May 3, 2018, YOU helped us file the ONLY amicus brief in support of the Texas challenge!

Last December, the Texas side won a summary judgment. The district court ruled that a zero tax is NOT an exercise of the Congressional taxing power.

The leftist states appealed to the Fifth Circuit. We want to file an amicus brief in this case.

We’re seeking new pledgers and generous donations to file another amicus brief, to build upon our success. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you that locating at least one patron with $1,000 or more worth of enthusiasm is a near-necessity. You might be that person. Please…

Be Enthusiastic

Our brief will argue that…

  • The taxing power was the only basis for the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the individual mandate,
  • Zero tax means no taxing power, and…
  • That means no individual mandate!

If (thru May 8) you become a Texas v U.S. Patron by…

– Making a $200 one-time contribution
OR
– Starting a new pledge of $20 or more
OR
– Increasing an existing pledge so that it equals $20 or more

…we’ll send a printed copy to your postal mailbox PLUS we’ll recognize you, by name, in an upcoming newsletter.

We’ve won once. And the Fifth Circuit Court is a great audience for this kind of argument. You could…

Pull down Obamacare in one deft stroke

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Thank you for being an ACTIVE DC Downsizer,

Jim Babka, President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.
& Downsize DC Foundation (home of the Zero Aggression Project)

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