Since you live in the DC area, writing for the washington post and all,
haven’t you been down Pennsylvania Avenue?
By the Newseum?
Congress shall make no law....HUGE LETTERS on the building.
the first words of the First Amendment.
and you don’t think the Constitution is binding?
No wonder you gutless wonders don’t understand the fact that
Obamacare declares a penalty in the law, but then Obama was asked
by George Stephanopoulos whether it was a tax? No it’s not a tax
Obama said defiantly.
Then, to cover their butts, the DOJ also put in that it was a tax in
their response to lawsuits against the individual mandate.
However, it does not fall into any allowable tax (excise, etc.)
If you knew anything Ezra, if you were a real policy wonk like you
advertize, you would have at least mentioned the friggin 1st Amendment,
or the income tax Amendment (1913).
Progressives. dumb as rocks.