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  • A Complete Mess Of A Law

    03/28/2012 5:28:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | March 28,2012 | annem040359
    As the United States Supreme Court wind down three days of hearings on the healthcare law of President Barack Hussein Obama or “Obamacare“ I am left to reflect that this whole law was, is, and will always be a complete and total MESS of a law that SHOULD NOT HAD EVER SEEN THE LIGHT OF DAY. Frankly, I would not be all that surprised if the Supreme Court justices are thinking in the same way too. After arguments both pro and con for this law are all set and done, do not be suprised if the justices are going send...
  • 5 reasons ObamaCare is already good for you

    03/28/2012 4:41:54 PM PDT · by mykroar · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3/28/2012 | Sally Kohn
    This week, the nine Justices of the Supreme Court have been listening to oral arguments about the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. According to polls, 56% of Americans favor repealing the health care reform law. Then again, a decision on fundamental rights and constitutionality should not be a popularity contest. What’s more, according another poll, 1 in 7 Americans believes the Supreme Court has already repealed the Affordable Care Act. So much for polling. How’s about, instead, we look at some facts: 1. Millions of Americans have already benefited from ObamaCare In 2011, an estimated 86...
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. What should happen if SC overturns individual mandate?)

    03/28/2012 12:52:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3-28-12 | Fox News.
    What should happen to the rest of the health care overhaul if the individual mandate is struck down? The whole law should be invalidated. And let us never return to health care reform again The whole law should be invalidated. But Congress should craft a better law to replace it The rest of the law should stand as is Only the parts most closely tied to the mandate should go
  • Left panic stricken as Scalia says Obamacare individual mandate Constitutionally "not proper"

    03/28/2012 10:03:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 44 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/28/2012 | Doug Book
    In Tuesday’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General and chief ObamaCare advocate Donald Verrilli was presented with a substantial portion of his own posterior by Justice Antonin Scalia. The summary execution began when Verrilli made the extraordinary mistake of schooling the Court on the proper meaning of its own decisions. “No it didn’t,” said Scalia to the stunned Solicitor General in reference to his errant references to the significance of previous cases. And what followed was a merciless barrage of facts exposing the overreach of the individual mandate, ObamaCare’s method of creating “fairness in healthcare” by making those...
  • Sinners In the Hands of Anthony Kennedy

    03/28/2012 3:01:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Red State ^ | March 28, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday the left descended into madness. The madness came early in the day. It happened shortly after 10 o’clock in the morning. Justice Anthony Kennedy opened his mouth and uttered his first question on the issue of the individual mandate. He asked, “Can you create commerce in order to regulate it?” The question, the second asked yesterday morning, bothered the left. As the clock approached 11, Kennedy spoke again, sending shockwaves through the legal community. He stated matter of factly, _____________________________________________________ the reason this is concerning, is because it requires the individual to do an affirmative act. In the law...
  • Don't Count On Justice Kennedy (Based On His Comments Today)

    03/27/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT · by Williams · 62 replies
    Vanity Analysis Of SCOTUS Transcript | 3/27/12
    Just finished reading the transcripts of today's oral arguments. I know everyone is saying it was a disaster for the Obamacare mandate. It is clear from the transcript that Justice Kennedy is the swing vote. He expressed both concern and sympathy for the government's argument. His two most emphatic comments are below. Based on these I would NOT count on which way he will rule. First, this is from Kennedy's questioning of the Solicitor General who was defending Obamacare: JUSTICE KENNEDY: "But the reason, the reason this is concerning, is because it requires the individual to do an affirmative act....
  • Justice Scalia to Obama’s Solicitor General: ‘We’re not stupid’ [AUDIO]

    03/27/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 99 replies
    Justice Scalia to Obama’s Solicitor General: ‘We’re not stupid’ [AUDIO] By Nicholas Ballasy - The Daily Caller 3:39 PM 03/27/2012 ADVERTISEMENT While Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr. made the Obama administration’s case for the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the health-care law Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia interrupted, telling Verrilli, “we’re not stupid.” Justice Elena Kagan, a former solicitor general appointed by President Obama to the high court, sided with Verilli in arguing that young people should be required by the federal government to purchase health insurance because eventually, others will subsidize their health care in the future....
  • Supreme Court Update: Swing Vote Justice Kennedy Harshly Questions Obamacare – Strike Down Likely?

    03/27/2012 12:31:30 PM PDT · by TexasConservativeRepublican · 15 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | 3-26-2012 | David Bellow
    The second day of the Obamacare trial at the U.S. Supreme Court has wrapped up. The first day was not filled with much of the meat and potatoes that everyone has waited to see. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott posted this video update about the first day of the trial. This second day of the Obamacare trial is EXACTLY what people have been waiting for. This second day focused on the Constitutionality and Consequences of the individual mandate. Justice Kennedy is believed to be the swing vote. If he goes against Obamacare, then the Healthcare Law gets struck down. If...
  • Supreme Court Update: Swing Vote Justice Kennedy Harshly Questions Obamacare – Strike Down Likely?

    03/27/2012 12:10:40 PM PDT · by TexasConservativeRepublican · 11 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | 3-26-2012 | David Bellow
    The second day of the Obamacare trial at the U.S. Supreme Court has wrapped up. The first day was not filled with much of the meat and potatoes that everyone has waited to see. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott posted this video update about the first day of the trial. This second day of the Obamacare trial is EXACTLY what people have been waiting for. This second day focused on the Constitutionality and Consequences of the individual mandate. Justice Kennedy is believed to be the swing vote. If he goes against Obamacare, then the Healthcare Law gets struck down. If...
  • “Train wreck for the Obama administration” today on individual mandate

    03/27/2012 11:52:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Call it The Faceplant Heard Round The Nation. CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, who had earlier predicted that the Supreme Court would uphold the individual mandate, called the first half of oral arguments on the issue "a train wreck for the Obama administration," and openly predicted that the court would overturn at least that part of ObamaCare: The Supreme Court just wrapped up the second day of oral arguments in the landmark case against President Obama's healthcare overhaul, and reports from inside the courtroom indicate that the controversial law took quite a beating.Today's arguments focused around the central constitutional question...
  • People Are Saying That Obama's Healthcare Law Got Massacred At The Supreme Court Today

    03/27/2012 9:51:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 27, 2012 | Grace Wyler
    The Supreme Court just wrapped up the second day of oral arguments in the landmark case against President Obama's healthcare overhaul, and reports from inside the courtroom indicate that the controversial law took quite a beating. Today's arguments focused around the central constitutional question of whether Congress has the power to force Americans to either pay for health insurance or pay a penalty. According to CNN's legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, the arguments were "a train wreck for the Obama administration."
  • Good news on the Obamacare front?

    03/27/2012 9:45:03 AM PDT · by landsbaum · 15 replies
    Don’t read to much into this, but there may be a hint of what’s to come in this exchange today, the second day of questioning by Supreme Court justices in the Obamacare hearings: “Justice Anthony Kennedy told lawyers defending the law that the government as a ‘heavy burden of justification’ to prove that the government can require citizens to purchase a service,” reports the Wall Street Journal. “Several justices’ questions compared the individual mandate to a hypothetical mandate to buy burial services.” . . .
  • Day Two: Is the Mandate Constitutional?

    03/27/2012 5:50:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | Kate Hicks
    And now, for the main event. Today, the Court tackles the individual mandate, and whether Congress has taken a step too far by enacting it. The question is basic: Is the individual mandate constitutional? The consequences are heady. Whichever way the Court decides will have a critical effect on the scope of Congress’ power – and possibly, our freedom.What’s At Stake? The individual mandate – or, as the federal government will call it, the “minimum coverage provision” – has been under fire ever since the inception of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in 2009. The political Left argues...
  • Obama Lawyer Laughed at In Supreme Court

    03/27/2012 4:39:56 AM PDT · by Makana · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | MARCH 26, 2012 | Video
    On the first day of health care reform arguments before the Supreme Court, two justices needled a top Obama lawyer for simultaneously calling the fine that will be paid under the law for not purchasing insurance a “penalty” and a “tax.” The confusion arises because of the administration’s argument that the power to enforce the individual mandate is rooted in Congress’ taxing power — but that the mechanism itself is designed to be a penalty, not a revenue-generating policy. The narrow but important distinction created a communication challenge for the lawyer representing the Obama administration. U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli...
  • Justice Kagan breaks federal law in order to force ObamaCare on American people

    03/26/2012 10:25:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/26/2012 | Doug Book
    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan will be in clear violation of federal law by virtue of her decision to hear the Affordable Care Act case coming before the Supreme Court today. Upon joining the other justices to hear oral arguments she will fracture the federal statute which DEMANDS that judges recuse themselves from participation in a case “where he has served in governmental employment and in such capacity participated as council, adviser or material witness concerning the proceeding or expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case in controversy.” (1) And according to emails obtained by the Media...
  • Two new polls show majority want Supreme Court to overturn ObamaCare

    03/26/2012 6:24:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 14+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    As the issue of ObamaCare goes to the Supreme Court this week, two new polls show what most other pollsters have found for the last two years — the majority of Americans want ObamaCare overturned. We’ll start with the new Reason-Rupe poll, which surveyed 1200 general-population adults to find that 62% believe that the individual mandate is unconstitutional: As the Supreme Court hears challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this week, a new Reason-Rupe poll of 1,200 adults finds 62 percent of Americans believe it is unconstitutional for Congress to mandate the purchase of health insurance, while...
  • Mom and the Supreme Court

    03/26/2012 5:28:09 AM PDT · by radioone · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 3-26-12 | Fay Voshell
    When the Supreme Court of the United States begins its three-day review of ObamaCare today, my mom won't be there. I wish she could be there to present her case. For she and millions of other elderly and vulnerable people will be affected in ways that seem unimaginable today if the court upholds the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. For now, Mom is OK. Yes, she is dying -- but she is dying the way she wants to die, not the way someone else thinks she should die.And that is part of what is at stake as the justices...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-25-12 (DUmmies Sweat ObamaCare SC Decision)

    03/25/2012 6:54:24 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies · 2+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 25, 2012 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The best thing about if the Supreme Court decision going the way I hope it does on ObamaCare is that it will cause the DUmmies to go BERSERK. This means the DUmmies will become even FUnnier than they normally are. My best guess is the the Supreme Court will rule that the mandate is unconstitutional but not take a stand on the rest of it. However, if that happens, how does ObamaCare even hold up since there would be no funds to pay for it? Perhaps Obama could ask Congress to pass a tax for the ObamaCare funds but...
  • Supreme Court and health care: 4 justices control law's fate

    03/25/2012 5:47:00 PM PDT · by Jean S · 60 replies · 2+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 3/25/12 | Sue Jepsen
    WASHINGTON -- Here's a thought that can't comfort President Barack Obama: The fate of his health care overhaul rests with four Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices. His most sweeping domestic achievement could be struck down if they stand together with Justice Clarence Thomas, another GOP appointee who is the likeliest vote against. But the good news for Obama is that he probably needs only one of the four to side with him to win approval of the law's crucial centerpiece, the requirement that almost everyone in this country has insurance or pays a penalty.
  • Holder and DOJ hoping Justice Scalia will rule ObamaCare Constitutional

    03/24/2012 9:43:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/24/2012 | Doug Book
    On Monday oral arguments will begin for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a case which will demand arguably the most important ruling the Supreme Court will make in a century. And the Court’s decision on the Constitutionality of ObamaCare’s individual mandate will indeed be that important, for a finding that it is Constitutional and may therefore be implemented would provide the federal government unlimited, dictatorial power over the lives and actions of the American people. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found the individual mandate unconstitutional, ruling quite correctly that the Article I, Section 8 Commerce Clause powers...