Well since Roberts said it was legal as a TAX, then it was illegally made into law since all TAX bills must originate in the house.
“Well since Roberts said it was legal as a TAX, then it was illegally made into law since all TAX bills must originate in the house.”
EXACTLY. And when someone with standing can challenge that tax, it should be heard again. All the “Roberts is a liberal” crowd doesn’t get this. He killed their power grab on commerce and boxed them in.
The bill did, technically, originate in the house. The senate just amended it by removing the everything, and adding in the Patient Affordability Act.
Then, the house accepted the bill as amended.
Pretty sure this isn't the first time.
I was just about to say this... CJ Roberts as much as left a trail of crumbs to the door that should bring down the unconstitutional “health”care bill.
All legistration that involves spending MUST originate in the House. Since CJ Roberts was clear that the individual mandate was, in fact, a tax...the bill involves spending.
Therefore, it MUST have originated in the House to be legal. Unfortunately, it is a creation of Harry Reid and originated in the Senate.
Thus it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL and Roberts as much as told us so.
All someone has to do now is re-challange it on these grounds..... please? anyone???
This bill DID start in the house. The Senate stripped it, renamed it and stuck in Zerocare..
However, the court has never ruled on that practice so that angle can be worked.