Really not shocked one of the Republican appointees always jumps ship.
It is fitting that under the Obama regime that the Healthcare Bill is upheld under Congress' taxing powers.
This will however haunt Obama on the campaign trail... He's on records more times than I care to count swearing this wasn't a tax...
The Federal Government does not have the power to order people to buy health insurance. Section 5000A would therefore be unconstitutional if read as a command. The Federal Government does have the power to impose a tax on those without health insurance. Section 5000A is therefore constitutional, because it can reasonably be read as a tax," Roberts said in his opinion
If I had to bet on it, I'd bet the next "Mandate" will involve Climate Change/Green Tech/Environmentalism in some form.
I'm actually OK with certain parts of the law (DISCLAIMER: I personally benefit by one provision of it, and it's not because of a health benefit I receive) I am not with the mandate. The hypocrisy of libs being for it then their employer/association opting out via a waiver stinks too.I'd love to hear how a Federal tax can be “waived". Also Occufilth aka 0's SA tell us how bad corporations are now (D) forces you to pay them bad boys a tax!
Allowing insurance co's to compete, tort reform, higher insurance rates/rsk pools for pre-existing conditions/catastrophic circumstances are other solutions that would have been better
There are ways to get even and they are all within the rule of law
Most importantly by voting like a patriot/intelligent person in Nov. by selecting candidates who will repeal it.
Fire the leech that mows your lawn and have your kid do it. Other household work? Fire the GC that picks up ungrateful parasites to do it and take a stab at DIY or get a reputable firm in
Tax defer as much income as possible
B. Hussein promised no new taxes on the middle class - :rotfl:
EDIT: Cantor has just announced that they will start on the week of July 9 to repeal what is left of Obamacare.
Hopefully the Democrats will repeal this POS law and go to single payer.
30 Million more Americans will now have health care that did not have it previously.
That includes millions of children with chronic illnesses who were previously let go.
In the long-term this will be a victory for conservatives. The SC is calling us out. The law is upheld on what basically is a technicality. No judicial activism here. We need to be the activists.
Based on what I have heard, none of the Justices believe this is a "smart law" or that it is good for the country/economy. They merely concluded that it is Constitutional b.c Congress has the power to tax.
States will be entitled to the funds but don’t have to expand their medicaid rolls as required under the Act. Millions of additional people which were guaranteed by Obama health care won’t get it and, as a result of the ruling on the mandate, he has imposed on every citizen a huge tax.
Which of course it isn't! :rolleyes:
If you want to take it further, then realize this: this ruling essentially makes Obama a liar. This mandate has been ruled a viable tax. If this identical bill had been presented to the public 2 years ago under that guise, it would have suffered even less than the 37% support it got. There is no chance it would have passed. Likewise, any similar bill going forward will have no chance if a similar penalty tax is attached. It can now only be expressed as a tax, as the Justices have ruled that it does not fly under the commerce clause. That piece of ammo is dead in the water for the left.