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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In shock. Who knew Roberts was a lib..and a coward.
Every judge voting in favor of this should be impeached. They just torched the constitution.
The idiot Bush strikes again.
The one silver lining in this, is that the mandate is now officially a TAX. The Dems can’t run from it anymore. If the GOP is smart, they can hang the “LARGEST TAX INCREASE IN HUMAN HISTORY” on B.Hussein and the Dems.
All the more reason that it is critical to take back the Senate and Presidency.
You don’t have to accept it, you just have to pay for it.
How is that constitutional?
Both parties are committed to the idea of an all-powerful central government.
This is going to be Bush’s legacy now. Putting a POS loser on the court who sides with the Left. Like father like son. Remember David Souter?
Bush and Roberts are the worst
I don’t see how families, who are already barely making it month to month, can pay for a mandate. It’s like suddenly getting nailed with another house payment.
Its time to join your local militia. Buy ammo and stock up on food too.
What a tragedy!
It makes the upcoming election the most important in our lifetime
But, even if it’s a landslide for the Repubs and we gain control of the presidency and both houses, we still can’t be sure that those linguini-spined Repubs would actually repeal it.
How sad for the future our country!
Be ready to embrace Medicaid like coverage for all.
How can the court deem a mandate a tax? They are not a legislature. Roberts should be impeached, along with the other four leftist doofuses.
Agreed but that is going to take a Congress with the stomach and stones to do it. All of these tyrants should go. 0bama and his knee-pad sycophants in the press can cheer all they want but Americans have made it clear; WE DON’T WANT THIS!
What does Obama have on Roberts?
No only disgusting, but this ensures Obama will win in November....
I have to agree. I completely misjudged Roberts.
Now I’m left shaking my head, blaming Bush for ever appointing him to begin with. He can never redeem himself from this, and might have just doomed our nation to another 4 years of Obama’s tyranny.
You are absolutely right. But my guess is that the McCain et al. will not go after it. My question about the opinion is how the penalty cannot be called a direct tax and therefore apportioned among the states according to lpopulation.
He laid the groundwork for Obama. That is beyond debate now.
I’m no Kathleen Parker fan but she was right that critics were trying to get under Roberts’ skin and I quote,
“Publicly chastising the court and now taunting Roberts specifically seems to have two purposes. One is to get under Robertss skin in the hopes that hell rule the correct, if not necessarily legally correct, way. Two is to lay the groundwork for declaring the court illegitimate if all or part of Obamacare is overturned.
Either way, its politics at its filthiest and is beneath the dignity of the court and of the White House. Unfortunately for Roberts, its up to the chief justice to hold the bar high.”
Unfortunately, it looks like they succeeded.
Slow down all, the Medicare decision may yet blow this all up yet.
Even Kennady was against this. My mind is totally blown by this ruling and who voted for it.
Romney better get his a$$ to the microphones pronto and give a statement on this. Where is he?
“If the GOP is smart, they can hang the LARGEST TAX INCREASE IN HUMAN HISTORY on B.Hussein and the Dems.”
Sorry, but that is almost as unlikely to happen as the SCOTUS actually upholding the CONSTITUTION. Ovomit has been given new life and will trumpet this to the nth degree as proof that he was “right” and all his mindless minions who suck the life out of those of us who actually work and pay taxes will keep their sorry asses in office just to make sure the teets are available for them to keep sucking on.
To think the GOP will do anything but roll over is wishful thinking. Romney and the rest will feign outrage, promise to “overturn” it IF they win in November and that will be it. IF they are lucky enough to win the WH and put both the Senate and House in the GOP control, they won’t do squat. The dems will filibuster, scream bloody murder and use their MSM lapdogs to paint the GOP as evil tyrants and the GOP will roll over.
Plain and simple. And you can bet that once this is in place, NO ONE will have the balls to ever try and touch it. Just like Social Security, it will be the “third rail” of every political debate that NO ONE will go anywhere near.
Roomey will win now
and they say bullying never works..look at the loser roberts..
well, if the pre-existing portion exists, then those barely making it can just wait until the have a serious illness to buy it
“...but this ensures Obama will win in November....”
On the contrary, this has awakened a sleeping giant. Now, anyone who does not get out and vote against Obama is officially an enemy of the United States.
And by this you mean...
We are screwed. Are we giving in to tyrrany?
I’ll add that to me right now Roberts seems to have been swayed by a preoccupation with his own legacy, rather than doing the right thing for our country.
“The one silver lining in this, is that the mandate is now officially a TAX. The Dems cant run from it anymore. If the GOP is smart, they can hang the LARGEST TAX INCREASE IN HUMAN HISTORY on B.Hussein and the Dems.”
The army of bureaucrats of the IRS is going to increase dramatically and become even more tyrannical.
My only comment would be to add 5 more names.
Well now that it is a tax it can be “adjusted” for the needy by increasing the earned income tax credit. Just became another avenue for another massive redistribution of wealth.
His legacy will be the "Roberts Tax." Some legacy.
Time to file bankruptcy to get rid of our debts so we can pay to support other people.
I won't. I WILL NOT SUCCUMB TO THEIR SLAVERY ANYMORE!
If they darken my door they won't leave. My line has been drawn in the sand.
They can kiss my ass.
They’ve just thrown the juggler (fedgov/economy) an 18 lb bowling ball.
Take heart in the fact that this cannot be maintained or sustained and the whole thing will come crashing down, and those hit the hardest will be those who have been the most dependent.
Look out for you and yours, because this just accelerated the inevitable.
I PREDICT THAT THIS IS A PYRRHIC VICTORY FOR OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS. THEY JUST ENSURED A MASSIVE GOP MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE AND CLOSE TO A FILIBUSTER-PROOF MAJORITY IN THE SENATE.
That was my first question too, and I was going to ask it on another thread, but it was pulled. Thanks for thinking of it.
When was the last time the government cared about how its edicts actually affected Joe Sixpack? For that matter, when was the last time the government had to actually obey its edicts?
>>No only disgusting, but this ensures Obama will win in November....<<
Maybe, but personally, I think the sleeping giant has again been awakened, completely re-energized, with more power than ever before.
You are going to see conservative activism over the next four months that makes the Tea Party of 2010 look like, well, just a tea party.
Meanwhile, the liberals will go back into their cocoon, convinced that all is well again....
It’s very perplexing. During the arguments before Roberts didn’t seem to indicate that he was favorable towards upholding the ACA. IIRC he was tough in his questioning of Verrilli.
“Roberts, too, had given the Obama administration faint hope. He wondered if the government could require everyone to buy cellphones, since that would facilitate the governments system for providing fire and ambulance services in emergencies. He worried that if the court said requiring health-insurance purchases were constitutional because the health-care market was such a unique one Verrilli repeatedly made that case, because no one can predict what services they will need and when the government would simply come up with reasons that a different industry fit the bill.”
OBAMACARE = SLAVERY
repeat often to everyone.
OBAMACARE = SLAVERY
that is out talking point.
now vote out every single democrat.
Will somebody please ping me wrt location, time, etc., of commencement of our rioting.
I will not vote ever again for the GOP rather I will vote for the most liberal/socialists/leftists etc candidate from now on.
Voting any other way will not matter as it will be a waste of time and a vote.....
Above post is totally emotional reaction....