Skip to comments.George Will: Obamacare Doomed Under Constitution's Origination Clause
Posted on 05/03/2014 3:01:05 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
Two years ago, when the Supreme Court declared Obamacare's penalty to be a tax, it doomed the healthcare reform act as an "unconstitutional violation of the origination clause," columnist George Will says.
This Thursday, the Washington, D.C., Court of Appeals, the nation's second-most important court, will hear arguments on whether the Affordable Care Act adheres to the Constitution's "origination clause," which declare that "all bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills," Will writes in his column in The Washington Post Saturday.
Will points out that the Democrat-controlled Senate passed Obamacare on a party-line vote "without a Democratic vote to spare, after a series of unsavory transactions that purchased the assent of several shrewdly extortionate Democrats.
Thursday's arguments, said Will, will show that the act was "indisputably a revenue measure" that did not originate in the House, which later passed the House on yet another party-line vote.
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The courts are lawless, and if the law mattered, the Roberts ACA opinion would never have been written. Don’t hold your breath.
Won’t matter. The Constitution was rendered meaningless centuries ago.
"Do not worry, my lord, we EXEMPT in the GOP
agree that the Constitution is not relevant anymore."
What the Constitution says and what SCOTUS does are completely mutually exclusive.
How many years from now?
The $4.3 billion "Louisisana Purchase."
THE PAPER TRAIL IS HUGE Sen Landrieu (Scumocrat-LA) sold her aye vote in what Forbes Magazine dubbed "The 'Louisiana Purchase" that included a massive $4.3 Billion to Landrieu.
FORBES REPORTED the Democrats nailed Landrieus support for Obamacare w/ a greenback bribe. Landrieu, critics believe, pledged her vote in exchange for some $200 million more additional federal funds for Louisiana. Except that, due to a drafting error, the law ended up giving Louisiana $4.3 billion: more than twenty times the assigned amount. MORE HERE http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml
How $4.3 billion to Landrieu was attached to the Obamacare bill, and how Obama and Reid failed to catch and fix it, is yet annother indictment of the Obamacare atrocity. The payoff to Landrieu should be investigated as an indication of how EVERY Democrat came to vote for Obamacare.
BACKSTORY In the fall of 2009, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was trying to get the necessary 60 Dimocrat votes to pass the Affordable Care Act. He needed every Dim on board, which gave waffling senators a great deal of leverage. In Landrieu's case, she connivingly saw that selling her aye vote could get her maybe $200 million federal dollars. Obama complied--- Reid chalked up another vote for Obamacare---and the $4.3 Landrieu giveaway was attached to the Obamacare bill.
<><> Where'd the money go, Obama? <><>
It can’t be a tax.
If it’s a tax, it’s a tax on life itself.
That’s the way I read it, the only way any reasonable person can read it.
As if the Constitutions means anything anymore.
<><> Where’d the money go, Obama? <><>
They bought all the stock to keep the market up.
This long from over. There is no severibility clause in the ACA. Anything within the act that is held as being unconstitutional will kill the entire law. Hobby Lobby would kill it, origination would kill it too.
Centuries, as in something like 1650?
I was thinking more along the lines of 1799 during the first Adams administration and the Alien and Sedition Acts...but modern day events make that look amateurish.
Seriously? Like the Constitution matters?
By whom? Not by lawmakers; they just handed him exactly what Montesquieu warned us against.
I’ve long thought that Roberts set a trap when he said it was a revenue bill. There had to be some reason to take that road instead of an outright judgement that it was unconstitutional on its face.
Now the courts are faced with a very narrow issue about the constitutionality of the law.
That’s when the Constitution originated, according to Sheila Jackson-Lee....
Some would claim it became null and void in the early 1800’s after Madison & the Founding Fathers departed.
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