Skip to comments.Supreme Court should give Congress a do-over on health care reform
Posted on 04/08/2012 6:00:52 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Last week, President Barack Obama laid down a marker to the Supreme Court: Invalidate the health care law, and the court itself will become an issue in the election.
Its impossible to make any sense of this. Overturning a statute is unprecedented? Obama supposedly taught constitutional law, yet there he was, speaking as if hed never heard of judicial review practiced by American courts for more than two centuries while pretending that a bill that barely escaped a Senate filibuster and passed the House by a mere seven votes had drawn a strong majority.
The next day, he acknowledged the power of the court to invalidate a statute, but in an odd way the whole episode seemed to fit with his tooth-fairy energy policy, with all its non-existent green jobs and now-bankrupt solar companies. The man seems to waft in and out of reality at will.
In the last couple of weeks the tone from the left has become desperate. From the beginning, supporters of Obamacare assumed they had the law on their side. Dont worry, the personal mandate is well within the power of Congress proper regulation of interstate commerce and all that.
But the Supreme Court didnt get the memo and the stern treatment of the governments case came as a shock.
Obamacare seems a dead end, entitlement liberalisms bridge too far a flawed attempt to impose central planning on an enormously complicated economic sector. If its not invalidated by the court or repealed by Congress, the law will collapse of its own weight, brought down by its exorbitant cost and persistent unpopularity. Heres hoping the court lets Congress have a do-over.
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The only “do over” needed, is to run the Pelozi ACA bill through the current House and “deem” it a steaming pile.
Then flush it.
impossible to get all 37 to agree on anything
“This whole call for a do over is just another
chance for leftists to complete the job they
I disagree. The system needs reforming—ESPECIALLY the government-funded portions: Medicare, Medicaid and tax subsidies for worker health plans. The Ryan plan effectively is a “do-over” that repeals Obamacare and then reforms the system correctly in a way that literally will save the nation trillions of dollars over the decades to come. Preemptively rejecting this kind of reform is a bad idea.
Me neither dag nab it, I want it freeeeee.
The RNC has crammed Dole, McCain, Ford and now Romney. I was too young to know about Nixon, but He was a big spending Republican. Bush #1 with His brand of conservative thinking after Ron never settled right with me either now that I think about it. But almost a clean sweep there of 1 termers or losers. So now we have the morman...
I wish Cain had stuck it out
I can't really blame the "good" Conservatives for staying out. The fact is, each time a Democrat president is up for re-election, the open primaries kill Republican chances of nominating a conservative candidate. That's the way the system works, the rug gets pulled out from beneath us every time. Until there is a grassroots campaign in a dozen or so states to rectify the problem, this is what we're going to be stuck with.
BTW, this primary-raiding works both ways. When a Republican incumbent is the presumptive nominee, the open primaries are damaging to the Democrats - just not as badly (our side apparently has more scruples).
As for Obama making the SCOTUS a campaign issue, I hope he does. Health care reform still polls around 66% against, so if he wants to take on the branch of government that may have just made seven out of ten voters very happy - hey, I'm all for it. All he'll stir up is the usual group of parasites.
So, you think it’s fine for the government to compel you to buy things?
..................One can only hope. Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader-Ginsburg will stick with Obama all the way to the abyss.....................
Hey, why not include a certain “Wise latina” and turn it into a tri-fecta??
do-over my ass. It should denounce this insane mandate for what it is: an attempt to subjugation and control this country’s citizenry illegally. NOWHERE does the Constitution ‘mandate’ a citizen ‘purchase’ anything.
The people of California keep passing referendums and the courts keep knocking them down.
Well, I omitted the Latina because the Post I replied to suggested it might be a 7-2 Ruling.
how, exactly, are true conservatives to blame for people like Romney? This would only be the case if we vote for them.
It’s the Conservative movement as a whole. We cannot settle on one candidate. People hate Bachmann. People hate Perry. People hate Santorum. People hate Newt. And, these are “Conservatives” I’m talking about. So, we vote against our Conservative Brother or Sister that we love to hate and divide our vote. Moderate keeps winning by a plurality and walks into the nomination. Does that answer your question?
Obama is a liar without peers. He can spin top to bottom of his mouth as well as side to side. Recognize him for the capabilities he has and his being fortunate that enablers such as Soros and toe-suckers such as his press secretary have brought his talent out front.
Man, time after time the GOP has baboso’s like Myth, Juan mclame, Bob Dull???
Bush 1 2 3 whatever???
That or they just find or create a new “problem” for government to “solve” which is generally very easy given the habit of their old “solutions” to produce even bigger problems.
No “do over.” No more creeping fascism. No more government take-overs.
I see your point. So, what is a true conservative to do in this election? Certainly not vote for Mittens.
Well, for 2012, it’s too late to do anything except ask ourselves: “Do I want to hold my nose and vote for RINO-Rom or do I want to either stay home or vote Third Party to help Obozo get another four years to finish destroying this nation?”