Thursday, June 28, 2012


They upheld the Affordable Care Act.  The money quote, courtesy of Instapundit:
From ScotusBlog: “The bottom line: the entire ACA is upheld, with the exception that the federal government’s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds is narrowly read.” Plus: “The money quote from the section on the mandate: ‘Our precedent demonstrates that Congress had the power to impose the exaction in Section 5000A under the taxing power, and that Section 5000A need not be read to do more than impose a tax. This is sufficient to sustain it.’”
I guess that they can make us all buy broccoli, as long as they call it a tax.  Now it's time for Romney and the conservatives everywhere to start campaigning against the Obama Health-care Tax.

Justice Roberts says, in his opinion, page 6.
Members of this Court are vested with the authority to interpret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments. Those decisions are entrusted to our Nation’s elected leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them. It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.
It is not the job of the Court to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.


Termite said...

From Mel at the Guncounter:

Listen to the rhetoric so far:

Boehner: We're going to repeal it.
Fox: The healthcare law is now officially the biggest tax increase in US history.
Dems: We did it! We did it! We claim victory with the biggest tax increase ever!

I hope she's right.

And Obama is ALREADY arguing that it isn't a tax........

Dave O. said...

What a mess.