Skip to comments.Why Obama Care Is Still No Sure Thing
Posted on 11/18/2012 9:26:03 PM PST by FreedomNotSafety
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“If the state doesn’t implement an exchange the Feds will come in and do it for them...a point missed by a lot of folks...”
So? Zero will have to get the house to appropriate the money to run the federal exchanges. And why should the States carry Zero’s water for him?
Actually, the strongest reason is . . . PORK. States are able to get $100,000,000 to $200,000,000 from the feds to study the problem, plan the exchange, and implement it. That creates huge opportunities for state lawmakers to dispense money to favored constituents. Colorado has already designed a system where the AVERAGE salary of exchange employees will be north of $150,000.
Regardless that Justice Roberts referenced Gibbons v. Ogden to defend his stance on Obamacare, activist Roberts seems to have wrongly ignored that Justice John Marshall had made the following statements in Gibbons that reasonably kill Obamacare.
"State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress (emphases added)." --Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
The bottom line concerning Obamacare is the following. Given that the Supreme Court had previously clarified that Congress has no constitutional authority to regulate healthcare, including no power to lay taxes in the name of healhcare, healthcare a 10th Amendment protected state power issue, then Congress was required to do the following before establishing Obamacare.
Article V of the Constitution requires Congress to first successfully petition the states for an amendment to the Constitution which delegates to Congress the specific new power, in this case healthcare, in order to regulate, tax and spend for healthcare, before establishing Obamacare. So based on Justice Marshall's official statements, Obamacare was established without the necessary consent of the Article V majority.
In fact, note the following relevant page in govtrack.us. Evidently Congressman Jessie Jackson Jr. has been trying to propose a healthcare amendment for years. But govtrack.us notes that any resolution requiring an amendment to the Constitution is essentially ignored.
"Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right ..."--govtrack.us
And note the following comment under PROGNOSIS as to why such a resolution will probably never pass. You may need to scroll down a little.
'The resolution's title starts with "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United." (-10%)'
>>>What is it like to live in Bloombergs nanny-state fiefdom?
Weird. The subway system has grown progressively worse in the last few years: severe crowding, fewer trains, stoppages in the middle of tunnels, slowdowns, etc.
Quite unlike the late ‘90s when Giuliani was at the helm.
I also notice far more despair in terms of an alarming increase in the number of homeless I see on the street, as well as the constant parade of panhandlers in public places, as well as in the subway (on the platforms and on the cars as well). Additionally, there’s this almost constant police presence everywhere you go...
There are still plenty of shops, museums, etc., but I’ve also noticed a trend on the part of pedestrians toward looking more like San Francisco: openly gay couples male or female (or something in between) holding hands, embracing, kissing, etc. More “freakish” looking people with LOTS of tattoos over their whole body and body piercings (nose, eyelids, ears, including “ear gouging”).
Lots of women pushing strollers with babies, mainly (so far as I can see) Latinas. Nanny Bloomberg has also been pushing women to breast-feed rather than use bottles. I guess his campaign is working: I’ve noticed an increase in the number of women on the subway who openly breast-feed their babies . . . just like in those charming banana republic countries you read about in old issues of National Geographic.
Yes, “New York, New York, it’s a helluva town.”
That’s why I’m starting to research if there’s any place for someone like me in Texas.
I guess it’s gut check time for a lot of Republican governors. Time to separate the cowardly RINO scumbags from the genuine conservatives. There’s been some big talk from a few, but I’ll wait to see real action, thank you.
"Fudgepacker" is just a polite word for faggot.
This is a very important distinction.
Thus states that refuse to create their own exchanges would effectively be repealing a large part of the lawsparing their citizens from the job-killing employer mandate and from assaults on their religious liberty. In some cases people would even be spared from the individual mandate to buy coverage, since in the absence of exchange subsidies more families would qualify for exemptions from the mandate.
If the State implements an exchange, the Feds still run it but the State pays for it. THAT is a point missed too often.
By not implementing an exchange, a State is saved the cost - and there is no loss of control of anything.
Thats why Im starting to research if theres any place for someone like me in Texas.”
Yes, there is.
Plus, it’ll never get the votes to pass. /s
Obana Care is no sure thing because nobody wants it.
Let the liberal fascists prosecute all of us and send the IRS after us. They all can EFF right off.
It is THAT bad?
The city passed the soda ban. Yeah, it’s that bad.
Yes, everyone but Republican leadership believes that. Pressure needs to be put on these Republicans to take action against Obamacare. They think if they delay, it will be too late to stop. I bet John Boehner voted for Obama.
The Republican governors were pretending to be against Obamacare until the election was over. Now that it's over, they have no intention of fighting it.