Skip to comments.High court upholds key part of Obama health law
Posted on 06/28/2012 7:29:46 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
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There is nothing passed by one Congress and signed by one President that cannot be undone by another Congress and signed by another President.
Elections are in November.
There is also a silver lining in this ruling, in that there was at least ONE big fat ugly camel that could not be passed through the eye of the needle called “interstate commerce”. According to the ruling Congress doesn't have the power to do ANYTHING based upon some tangential effect upon interstate commerce - although they DO still have the power to tax.
As such 0bamacare is the largest tax increase in USA history.
A tax that falls unfairly upon the young and healthy (who are on average less well off) to subsidize the health care of the elderly (who are on average the Americans with the greatest accumulation of wealth).
A very UNPOPULAR tax to fund a very UNPOPULAR program.
The electoral mandate from the next election should be clear - rejection of the government takeover of health-care and the largest tax increase in US history.
Great. Now we can look forward to doctors immediately closing up shop while patients will be left to be treated by Obama-voting, unqualified, affirmative-action hacks who can barely speak English working in government clinics.
It is a house of cards that will soon be blown down.
A 4th grader can see that this is not Constitutional.
If the government can do this, what the F can’t it do to us?
You STILL don't get it?
EVERY Government position of Authority is FILLED with those who want BIG GOVERNMENT/Centralized Control. From the USSC, through the White Hut, through the Congress, we are screwed.
Election of more Conservatives will not be accomplished in decades, to un-do the Lifetime Appointed USSC, Federal Liberal Activist Judges, and the control of ALL Media for propoganda.
What SHOULD be done, is the cutoff of Tax-payments by those who are forced to fund parasitic lifestyles, inner-city tribes, non-U.S. Citizens INCLUDING "Anchor Babies".
Months ago, I had said that Arizona's efforts would be Ruled against, and Obamacare WOULD NOT BE UN-DONE, regardless of Constitutionality. THE FIX IS IN, PERIOD.
Couldn’t have said it better.
So if the States can opt out of expanding medicaid its citizens still have to pay the tax for the other States.
The first online source of magnetic “Impeach Roberts” bumper stickers is going to make a lot of money.
And, given that most of the liberal vandals who would key a car carrying an Impeach Obama bumper sticker have probably never heard of John Roberts, maybe they don’t even have to be magnetic signs.
The decision was clear. The fed govt can make you do anything, pay anything for anything as long as they call it a tax.
Anyone have an idea how this can be mandated as a tax, and be constitutional with so many specific groups, such as Congress or Illegal Immigrants, Native American tribes, certain Religions.....exempted?
Judges are creatures of government. They live off of the government, they exist because of government. Judges hate self help. Judges need dependency more than any other branch.
It’s a good day to be a Communist.
I don’t think they “mandated a tax”,
they ruled that the mandate WAS a tax,
and therefore passed constitutional muster.
The 0bama admin was arguing that it wasn’t a tax only for the purpose of deflecting the “tax increase” label.
Well that didn’t take long:
Romney better get his a$$ to the microphones pronto and give a statement on this. Where is he?
Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha! His roomful of elves twisting their hands trying to come up with the right milquetoast response takes hours if not days.
Enforce it. BITCHES.
remembering that Roberts was the Justice who swore obama into office the second time, and in secrecy...why the secrecy?
When and Where is the first anti-slavery rally?
OBAMACARE = SLAVERY
MSNBC just called it “the Roberts Supreme Court”.
I'll have my designed by Hugo Boss please.
Agreed but that is going to take a Congress with the stomach and stones to do it.
The last straw has just been placed on this citizens back.
This is no longer the country of limited government as designed and demanded by the founders.
Secession has to tried again.
We have half the country which wants to live off the other half. Half believes the moral high ground is killing the unborn. Half the country hates the military while claiming to support it. Half the country completely disagrees with the founders brilliance of limited government.
We cannot resolve these differences EVER at the voting booth. Only a divorce between the parasites and the body of producers is a viable solution.
As it stands we are living in the roach motel and the roaches are keeping us hostage
There were, of course, other factors but Obamacare was a big part of the election results of 2010.
One can hope.
I agree, it’s just unthinkable that this man could have done this. I’m taking it very personally I suppose - but I had a lot of faith that his core values would guide him, and I always thought he was a very conservative man to the core. Seems not so much - to have sided AGAINST Kennedy even - caramba that is just bizarro and I can’t make a lot of sense of it, other than to think that his ego is bigger than his “conservative values”. The whole “I’ll just be an umpire calling balls and strikes thing”... I mean give me a break, that’s the kind of thing you can say to get appointed, but all judicial decisions are affected to some degree by your underlying beliefs, your political philosophy, and your view of federal power vs. states rights.
I think Roberts looked for any way possible to uphold this thing, because he is more concerned with being seen as this “umpire” character than anything else.
Yes, not that the Black Robbed C—ksuckers have not written law in the past......But I didn’t realize they were elected representives able to create and pass laws?
“How can the court deem a mandate a tax?”
I had a feeling if they struck this POS obamacare down then then SS and Medicare would be on thin constitutional ice.
Newt was right.....ALL ASSHOLES voting for this should be IMPEACHED.
Thanks for explaining it so this dummy can understand it. Obama and the Dems own it then, and if the Republicans don't push it that way this election year, then they're the dummies and not me.
Support the Tea Party. Whatever you can give! I just did. I also made a contribution to the Republican Party. Carville said this is the end of the Tea Party. Prove him wrong!
There is no reason that a law could not be passed now that says
“you must buy 5 pounds of broccoli per month or pay a $100 fine”
Ding ding ding! We have a winner!
It's way past time for a tax revolt in this country. Refuse to file, refuse to pay and refuse to become slaves!
Come and take it assholes!
No chance of that.
The ACA should never, never have been passed. The SCOTUS ruling will have the (un) intended consequence of punting the whole issue back to the legislature for repeal.
Talk about a gift for the Tea Party.
Did the mandate to provide abortions, etc. fail then. I’m trying to understand this.
All good points.
I see a flaw in your statement.
I know Boehner didn’t spike the ball, but did he cry?
If he doesn’t act forcefully today toward this usurpation of freedom, someone needs to make him do much more than cry. Tar and feathers will make you scream.
**You dont have to accept it, you just have to pay for it.
How is that constitutional?**
Taxation without representation?
Rings a bell, doesn’t it? How our country was founded in the first place.
There aren’t enough obscenities in the English language to express how I feel right now.
I knew he was no good when he was first appointed and his son behaved do badly in public. It showed he had no discipline in his home.
They ruled that the individual mandate requiring us all to “buy” insurance is unconstitutional...and that should be the end of it. Back to Congress to change, fix it, or shelve the whole thing.
But, no. They then (it sounds like) unilaterally and unconstitutionally took it upon themselves to basically re-write the legislation and call that purchase mandate a tax and then say “now it is ok, proceed.”
How can the US SUPREME COURT WRITE ANY LEGISLATION?
Answer: They can’t. It would be unconstitutional.
The Congress writes laws. So with what the legislation clearly called a mandate to buy ruled unconstititonal, it should go back to congress to alter it into a tax...WHICH WOULD NEVER PASS THE CONGRESS.
I am shocked and severely disappointed in Roberts. They are (if this interpretation is correct) writing legislation from the bench which is not within their power to do.
I guess we’ll see what it all means, but that’s how I am reading it now and it is very disappointing if that is correct.
AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY
MSNBC just called it the Roberts Supreme Court.
Yep - he’s clearly their best friend now.....he’ll be called “courageous”, “principled”, a”brilliant jurist”...
So, why did he drink the Kool-aid? Was his family threatened? Or do they have something on him?
The lawsuits against this are going to fly by the millions. It won’t be the Catholic Church fighting this alone.
Now it’s everyone!
The language and the smirk tell you what this was about all along, and even 0bama alluded to it long ago.
It’s reparations. 0bama said that he didn’t favor a reparations payment, but instead preferred implementing perpetual social programs that achieved more wealth transfer in perpetuity, all the while keeping the race-grievance industry alive.
“The ruling also hands Obama a campaign-season....”
No it doesn’t. Too many folks were/are against Obamacare. I would like to think he will have even less backing.
I expected OB/BS not to lose this one. It was just a gut feeling.
It still makes me very, very sad.
But wait until my hero, Arpaio, and his Cold Case Posse throw their bomb.
Everybody better run for cover.
The fireworks are going to be outstanding!
Thanks for the laugh this morning ... I sure as Hell needed it!
Looks like my prepping will be going into overdrive. If dear leader gets re-elected, he’ll milk the legal standard this sets so much he’ll make Hitler look like an amateur.
The timetable has just accelerated, indeed.