Skip to comments.White House has no contingency plans if health law is tossed (the rookie Hussein is clueless)
Posted on 03/28/2012 5:16:25 PM PDT by Libloather
White House has no contingency plans if health law is tossed
By Amie Parnes - 03/28/12 03:17 PM ET
The White House has no contingency plans in place in the event the Supreme Court rules the healthcare law is unconstitutional.
White House officials said Wednesday they remain confident that the healthcare reform law is constitutional and is implementing all the provisions of the law.
If the law is thrown out, there's no contingency plan in place, principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said at Wednesdays press briefing with reporters. We're focused on maximizing the benefits of this law.
President Obama was in South Korea for the first two days of the High Courts arguments. Earnest said Obama has followed the case through news reports but hes unsure if Obama has listened to the audio from the Supreme Court.
Earnest said the healthcare law was originally a Republican idea and was backed by the former governor of Massachusetts.
Earnest also said the law stemmed from a bipartisan plan and it's one that we believe is constitutional.
During the arguments on Tuesday, a majority of the justices appeared to be skeptical that the health laws insurance mandate met constitutional muster. But on Wednesday, the court seemed more divided on the question of whether the entire law would need to be thrown out if the court ruled the mandate was unconstitutional.
Legal experts have warned that while oral arguments can be a good indication of where the court is headed, it is far from certain how the justices will rule.
In his comments, Earnest cautioned that someone who reads into the tough questioning by the Supreme Court justices and the tenor of the case is not a very good student of the Supreme Court.
I would caution against anyone to try and make predictions, Earnest said. That's a risky path to go down if you're placing bets.
Asked about James Carville's comments that a ruling against the mandate would be a good thing for Democrats, Earnest said Mr. Carville has the freedom to make those kinds of political assessments but added that he wasn't in a position to do the same from the White House podium.
Despite the solicitor generals shaky performance before the court, Earnest called Donald Verrilli Jr., the governments lawyer in the case, a very skilled advocate and one of the brightest legal minds in Washington, D.C.
Verrilli delivered a solid performance before the Supreme Court. That's a fact. We feel good about his performance, he said.
They will take to the streets in protest and put the blame on the GOP ,for starters
Earnest said the healthcare law was originally a Republican idea
Man, if they were spinning any faster they’d fly
Now that my friends is chutzpah.
Well Im all for a oval office speech “Effective at noon tomorrow I resign my Presidency “
Yes they do.
My hope is that the GOP has a plan that is ready to be implemented.
Verrilli laid an egg defending a lemon.
SO when the decision is released in June or July or whatever the headlines could be “Republican Healthcare Plan Rejected”??
Don't believe it for one second. The Dims wanted ZeroKare overturned from the start. Their game plan is to have mandated individual purchase of private insurance ruled unconstitutional. Then the Dims can come back and say "we tried, but thanks to the Republican appointees on the Supreme Court, the only way to provide universal heath care is to tax the wealthy and provide single payer coverage for everyone."
They may not get it next year, or the year after, but they've been going down the path of single payer government run healthcare for everybody since Johnson launched Medicare back in the 1960s. This is one case where the Dims will take the long view.
Don’t fall for this.
Daily KOS and MSNBC are already pushing the meme that if Obamacare fails, the alternative is FULL, UNIVERSAL, GOVERNMENT-RUN ‘Free” Healthcare, and they are sure this is winner in the 2012 elections.
So much of a winner that they are already celebrating regaining control of the House and Senate.
Of course he has a plan, listen closely, here it is...
“The racist, homophobic, women hating, fear mongering, Republicans have taken your health care. They don’t care about the poor, women, children and the elderly. They want you to die! I am here to protect your rights from the evil Republicans.”
OK, got it, or do you want to hear that again?
Even if it were, the answers from The Messiah will be along the lines of "this is why I have more work to do. I can put Supreme Court Justices and Federal Court Justices in place to assure "the Middle Class" is not short-changed by these kinds of Interpretations". "We MUST have MORE TIME to help the Middle Class, and make the Rich pay their fair share"
The parasites and inner-city tribal voterbase will come out 95% for Re-Election of The Messiah, and they need SOMETHING to fire them up.
"That's a fact. We feel good about his performance."
We are soooo screwed.
He sould just resign
And overturning it doesn't really make any difference because enough necessary portions of the system are still in place in the Finance law and in the various Bailout laws and Tarp. Without those pieces being removed also the whole medical system is still terminal. The Death Panels will still exist. The Bureaucrats will still decide whether you are "productive" enough to get treated.
“But, but ... we bought party hats, cake, those little horns and everything!”
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