Skip to comments.Appeals court upholds Obamacare tax as constitutional
Posted on 07/29/2014 9:32:29 AM PDT by jazusamo
A key appeals court on Tuesday ruled that despite including a tax, Obamacare doesnt violate the Constitutions requirement that all tax bills originate in the House of Representatives, giving the Obama administration another health care win. The three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said that the Obamacare tax was incidental to the primary purpose of the Affordable Care Act, so it isnt a revenue-raising measure as envisioned by the Constitution. Some exercises of the taxing power are not subject to the Origination Clause, the unanimous panel concluded. The issue had been in doubt after Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.s surprise decision two years ago saying that while Obamacare wasnt allowed under Congresss powers to control interstate commerce, it was valid as an exercise of Congresss taxing power. Since the key language of Obamacare came from the Senate, opponents then said it violated another part of the Constitution that requires tax bills or, more specifically, revenue-raising measures to begin in the House.
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More treason by activist judges.
Shocking that they all Roberts this call./s/
The “Law” is whatever the Beast says it is - so sayeth the Praetorian media, the Praetorian Judiciary and the Praetorian Legislature.
Rule of Law as we knew it is dead.
The federal Beast no longer has any lawful authority over us. All it has is the end of a gun to force itself on us.
There are two nations within our borders. There is The United States Of America and there is Democratland. The citizens of Democratland make their living by taking money from the citizens of The United States Of America. Some of the citizens of Democratland wear black robes.
Shocking. What would actually be shocking is if the people start winning these decisions and the government gets back in its effing mandated box. Or if people being to realize the absurdity of allowing a branch of the feral government to decide when they're acting Constitutionally. Surprisingly, they always are. Go figure.
Shredding the Constitution with each decision........this is not the government I fought for.... not much left of what once was.
Doesn’t this mean that it will now advance to the supreme court?
I think that is good news if so.
When EVERYONE is in on the joke, that being the Constitution is dead and the law is what we say it is, then what recourse is there !?
An Article V Convention as Mark Levin wants ? Ha ! They, judges, politicians in Washington, will merely ignore of find it illegal in THEIR courts.
Most people won`t accept the fact that it`s over man. USA is a thugocracy statist totalitarian state.
Yep, it's been slipping for years but it's really taken a hit the last 5 1/2.
And, I think that the only way to end the government's involvement in the healthcare industry is to give that industry a real shock by completely boycotting the entire healthcare industry. The economic shock caused by millions boycotting the system would force folks to pay attention.
If you don't like that idea, then learn to live with a healthcare industry that is dominated by government. Complaining is pointless. Action is required.
Not good news. Since they cited Roberts, & since Roberts ruled it was a tax & therefore Constitutional, going back to the SC is not likely to help.
What I don’t get, is how they thought something that was already answered by the Supreme Court was going to be judged improper.
Roberts is where this tax originated. He is the person who termed it a tax. How is that going to be overturned at the Supreme Court?
Is there a Supreme Supreme Court that I haven’t heard of?
Is it a tax? Yes. The Supreme Court said it was.
Did it start in the House? No.
It is unConstitutional on these grounds alone. Period. End of sentence.
Yes; there’s too much confusion nowadays to even consider a return to the rule of law. Isaiah 3:1-4 is past fulfillment.
It will go to the Supreme Court only if the Supreme Court agrees to hear it. That may not happen, because there is no split in the lower courts on this issue.
More like the Court found that the Constitution has no standing.
It could be appealed to the whole DC Appeals Court but it’s stacked with Rats now, best to go with SCOTUS in my view.
Aren’t these judges all hand picked by Obummer? So no real surprise as to how they ruled on this.