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I guess it is not worthwhile to try to get a comment from Debbie Wasserman on Doug Shulman’s statement because as far as she is concerned the mandate doesn’t exist:

At an April 5 town hall meeting in Fort Lauderdale (see video below), a constituent asked Wasserman Shultz where the Constitution authorized Congress to mandate that individuals buy health insurance. She responded that the new health care law did not require individuals to buy health insurance.

In a written statement to on Wednesday, her press secretary, Jonathan Beeton, said it was true that the health care law did not mandate that individuals buy health insurance and that Wasserman Schultz stood by her assertion at the townhall meeting

Baghdad Bob eat your heart out. But we shouldn’t be too surprised, after all this kind of thing runs in the Schultz family.

Continuing the comments from candidates on the Shulman statement series I received the following comment from Will Gregory who is running for Congress in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District.

The power to tax is a broad power of the federal government, and is easily abused. It’s no casual thing to levy additional taxes on Americans struggling to make ends meet. Just because the IRS has a sneaky regulatory loophole to take your property to force compliance with a sweeping federal invasion into the health care system, doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. The President promised us transparency — enough with the backhanded tactics.

Jim Himes the incumbent democrat only managed 51.3 percent of the vote in 2008. I’m thinking he might be wise to follow the Calvin Coolidge route that Mr. Olver did today on the subject.