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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  August 20, 2012
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Is Former Speaker Pelosi for Representation Without Taxation?

Ironically, self-described "faithful Catholic" Pelosi wants women to have the choice of aborting their babies, but apparently not to choose not to buy health insurance without a penalty that the United States Supreme Court upheld as constitutional, 5 to 4, but only as a tax. So much for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi classified Americans who opt not to buy health insurance "free riders" and approved penalizing them.

Meet the Press, July 1, 2012

DAVID GREGORY:"To the extent that you believe, others believe, the Supreme Court has conferred an extra level of legitimacy on ObamaTax, reality is that the court also said that the act is in effect a tax, that the individual mandate requiring people who can buy insurance is a tax. Won't that make it more difficult to sell the popularity of this program to the American people?"

NANCY PELOSI: Who is the penalty on? The penalty is on people who have the wherewithal but refuse to buy health insurance, figuring they won't be sick, and if they do, other people will have to cover it. So these free riders, as they were identified by Governor Romney himself, he said, people have the ability to pay and can't expect to be free riders, and I think that he termed it exactly right. These free riders make health insurance for those who are taking responsibility more expensive. Personal responsibility is a principle of our country. Conservatives claim it. Progressives claim it. Liberals claim it. We all claim it."

Surely people who don't pay any income tax can be defined as "free riders."

America was founded on the principle of no taxation without representation.

What about the converse?

How about no representation without taxation?

Stated otherwwise, should people who don't pay any income tax be allowed to vote?

What's Pelosi's position on "free riders" voting?

Rush Limbaugh doubts that she's against it.

RUSH LIMBAUGH:

"[The Democrat Party] is the party that celebrates free riders. This is the party that devotes itself to creating even more free riders. This is a party that could not survive without free riders and freeloaders. This is a party that does everything it can to make people as dependent as possible on the government. Free riders, freeloaders. And now this [Obamacare] ruling is apparently so distasteful that the Democrat Party has to do a 180 and start attacking their own voters. Well, what happened to the precious 30 to 50 million uninsured? This is the piece de resistance, Democrats like Nancy Pelosi mocking free riders. The entire mission of the Democrat Party is to create more and more free riders. Haven't they seen to it that almost half the country doesn't pay income tax, a bunch of free riders?

"Isn't their goal to get more and more people dependent on the government? Didn't they spend millions advertising for more people to take free handouts from the government? Isn't there a big advertising campaign on right now to expand the scope of food stamps to the food free riders? Hell's bells, folks, the Democrat Party is the free rider party."

Yes, it is, and more so now under President Obama.

Ironically, self-described "faithful Catholic" Pelosi wants women to have the choice of aborting their babies, but apparently not to choose not to buy health insurance without a penalty that the United States Supreme Court upheld as constitutional, 5 to 4, but only as a tax. So much for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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