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1 posted on 06/29/2012 7:42:11 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
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"Now that the court has declared this a tax, its ruling effectively prevents Congress from using similar schemes to raise taxes while trying to hide them from the American people by calling them by another name. From our founding, the American people have been hostile to excessive taxation. Thus, future Congresses will have to engage in such schemes at their electoral peril."

What total crap. The same thing could have been accomplished by Roberts respecting our Constitution and voting down the law . . . and we would not now burdened with this massive expansion of governmental power over the lives of its citizens.
2 posted on 06/29/2012 7:46:29 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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I suppose Cuccinelli must say this - but there are NO silver linings.

Roberts’ contortions to call this thing a “tax” (when even Obama claimed it was not) is simply ridiculous. Now you can be penalized for anything you do - as long as it is just called a tax.


3 posted on 06/29/2012 7:57:53 AM PDT by PGR88
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When all other rights are taken away, the right of rebellion is made perfect. - Thomas Paine


5 posted on 06/29/2012 8:10:58 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Don't vote for anyone who worked for Goldman Sachs)
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I am sorry to see that Cuccinelli is capable of such a pollyannaish view. The power to tax is now absolute to compel or stop anything. For that matter, what would prevent a targeted tax that would force red states to expand Medicaid enrollments regardless of what Roberts said about the Commerce clause?
6 posted on 06/29/2012 8:13:53 AM PDT by Truth29
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While I’m generally a fan of the cooch he’s seeing this incorrectly: its a hands down win. But not because of the legalistic implications. Its a win because it shows in stark terms that we’re playing a completely rigged game.

You can’t win a rigged game. Period. The only way you win is by changing the rules or picking up your marbles and walking away. Or both.


7 posted on 06/29/2012 8:35:15 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Thank you Chief Justice Arnold!)
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I think Roberts did this to save the court (another discussion). By declaring it a tax, the bill was passed under reconciliation, 51 votes in the Senate can overturn the law with majority in house and WH signature. I haven't given up hope this can happen in about six months.
8 posted on 06/29/2012 8:40:49 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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