In your anger (and may others) over this decision, you have overlooked the bars of gold, and the removal of many abuses of the constitution contained in this decision..
First, fubocare sucks and I both hate and detest it..
with that in mind, here are the bars of gold, and the brilliance in obtaining them...
the libs have used 3 main hammers in their attack on the constitution and our way of life for over 80 years now... they have not veered in their attacks.. roberts took all of these hammers away with this ruling...
The libs have used the commerce clause with impunity, creating commerce in order to regulate it, as they tried here..
Roberts ruled that the commerce clause can no longer be used this way, and ruled that to be unconstitutional..
Now, here is the brilliant part... the minority opinion... concurs..
This hammer has been taken away, and with the minority opinion concurring with his ruling, the backdoor is effectively closed....
There goes hammer #1.
The libs have used the Necessary and General clause to pass anydamn social program they see fit..They tried it here..
Roberts ruled (I am going to paraphrase here) that the Necessary and General clause cannot be used to create social programs out of thin air...
And the minority opinion.... concurs..
Hammer #2 take away, back door closed..
Now the third one ( and this one is already being used ) is unfunded mandates to the states..
The fed issues a mandate, does not fund it, and threatens to take away fed dollars for failure to comply. This is hammer #3..
Roberts ruled that the feds cannot issue unfunded mandates with the threat of loss of other funds..
and the minority opinion.... concurs...
Hammer #3 taken away and back door is closed.
These 3 items have effectively rendered the libs entire game plan useless, and have removed the 3 major abuses of the constitution used by the libs for over 80 years...
As for the tax thing, it was always a tax, it was written as a tax, and sworn testimony by fubo’s own lawyer said it was a tax...and in no fewer than 17 places in the monstrosity of a bill it is called a tax...
The only people that said it was not a tax was fubo and his henchmen... gee, fubo lied, who would have guessed..
Roberts took this opportunity to state 2 things that are 100% true:
1) That it is not the Supreme court’s responsibility to save the people from themselves...this bill was written by duly elected representatives of the people..
2) That the voting public got the government they voted for, and need to take a greater responsibility for whom they cast their ballots..
I agree with both these statements.
It is, however, the Supreme Court's responsibility to rule on the Constitutionality of measures written by duly elected representatives of the people. Why could Roberts have not been brilliant while also ruling correctly on an obviously unconstitutional measure?
Where is the "Necessary and General" clause?