Anthony Weiner is not a very good liar. Oh, sure, he may seem to be a really good liar in this clip fron Bill O’Reilly’s show, but he really isn’t. See, a good liar would have easily anticipated the inevitable “Why have the Democrats unleashed the IRS on the American public” question and been ready with something far better than “Who, us? What IRS? That’s not true!”.
Really, O’Reilly’s question is very simple: If you don’t buy health insurance and you refuse to pay the fine the Democrats demand from you, which government agency tracks you down and collects the money? One of them has to, otherwise the individual mandate, which is the cornerstone on which all of Obamacare relies, is completely hollow. If the government can’t coerce money from healthy young people, it can not cover the elderly or those with pre-existing conditions. Put simply, no individual mandate, no government-run health care.
So the question is very important and the answer isn’t hard to find. Ed Morrissey found it lickety-split and he doesn’t have a massive research staff at his beck and call. Weiner knows the answer, too, but he can’t say it. Do I really need to tell you why?