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  • Stopping Obamacare likely up to Kennedy

    03/29/2012 3:34:25 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 21 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 3-29-2012 | The Orange County Register Editorial Boarad
    Arguments have concluded at the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which we refer to as Obamacare. Now the anxious waiting for a ruling expected in June. We were encouraged . . .The Constitution has morphed into something the founders would have difficulty recognizing. It is our position the federal government has no authority to impose mandates, regulations, taxes or other burdens on the citizenry simply to improve someone's life. . . .
  • Obamacare dead on arrival?

    03/29/2012 11:48:33 AM PDT · by landsbaum · 14 replies
    We thought we’d celebrate today, just in case all the indicators prove false and the Supreme Court decides to uphold Obamacare. Judging from the reactions, even on the left, including the left-learning press, it seems likely the justices will put an end to President Barack Obama’s signature legislative triumph – the one you had to pass so you could find out what’s in it. It seems the justices, or at least enough of them, read it and found out. And didn’t much care for what they discovered. Here’s the news . . .
  • Memo to Supremes: ObamaCare Mandate Won't Fix Anything in Health Care

    03/29/2012 7:00:59 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/29,2012 | John Merline
    he Obama administration told the Supreme Court this week that the Affordable Care Act's mandate that everyone buy insurance is vital to providing universal coverage and lower insurance costs. But ObamaCare won't solve either problem, as government reports show. Despite the mandate, there will still be 27 million uninsured a decade from now, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The promised uninsured rate — 10% in 2022 — isn't much better than in 1980, when it was 12%.
  • Court Will see Obamacare's ‘Dirty, Little Secrets,’ Some Unconstitutional

    03/29/2012 5:12:01 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 2 replies
    www.webToday.tv ^ | 03/29/2012 | webtoday.tv
    Dan Weber, founder and president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], says that “Obamacare may collapse under its own weight when the Supreme Court takes up the constitutionality of several key components. But, meantime we must continue to hold the feet of the GOP primary candidates to the fire to ensure its repeal once the president is out of office next year...
  • Can the Government Force You to Eat Broccoli?

    03/29/2012 4:52:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2012 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    This week, the Supreme Court measured Obamacare to see whether it fits within the confines of the Constitution. The big picture is whether the Constitution limits the behavior of the federal government to the plain meaning and historical context of the Constitution, or whether clever lawyers and politicians can interpret language in the Constitution so as to justify whatever Congress wishes to do. Does the Constitution mean what it says? Does it limit the federal government to the powers it has delegated to Congress? Or is it a blank check for Congress to do whatever it can get away with?...
  • Romney keeps low public profile amid health care hearings

    03/28/2012 6:49:16 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 4 replies
    msnbc ^ | 3-28-12 | By Garrett Haake and Michael O'Brien
    Mitt Romney’s performed a disappearing act of sorts during three days of hearings before the Supreme Court on President Obama’s health care law, arguably the most high-profile of issues during the 2012 election, and the motivating issue for conservative primary voters. Romney has held just one public event, a speech at a medical device company outside San Diego, over the course of three days of oral arguments before the high court. The Republican presidential frontrunner has good reasons to be off the trail. He’s spent the past few days raising needed money to finance his campaign, and because there is...
  • 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...