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The Tyranny Of Obamacare

The Tyranny Of Obamacare

Just remember, as Bruce Bartlett noted on his Facebook page,

“A government with the power to force us to buy health insurance can also force restaurants to serve black people.”

Be afraid.


FOX "News" Looks Closer (Luckovich)

"Death On Thursday" (Luckovich)

Why my household is having a healthcaregasm today

THU JUN 28, 2012 AT 06:15 PM PDT
Why my household is having a healthcaregasm today
bySusan Gardner

This is what open heart surgery bills look like

So while we're busy discussing (as we should be) the political ramifications, the electoral consequences, the future of the Commerce Clause, let's also keep in mind that people's lives were saved today. And that a heck of a lot of people's futures were just allowed to move forward free of the fear of medical bankruptcy from bills like those my daughter racked up above.



Tony Auth On SCOTUS Decision

SCOTUS Knocks Stool Right out from Mitt's Ass

But, But, But … Teh Constitution!

JOSH MARSHALL JUNE 28, 2012, 4:13 PM 3250
This point hadn’t really sunk in to me. But it did click pretty quickly with TPM Reader SR. From the start, Mitt Romney has faced the problem that his party is doggedly opposed to a policy that he originated (or was at least the first to enact). To square the circle he said the policy was awesome but it was only acceptable at the state and not the federal level — because it violated the constitution. Fair enough in structural terms if not quite true. But now the Court has knocked that stool right out from under him.


SCOTUS "Take Away" For America: "Four Justices Effectively Want To Overturn The 20th Century"

How far the four dissenters were willing to go
By Steve Benen - Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:41 AM EDT


The conventional wisdom, which was neither conventional nor wise, was that the individual mandate was in deep trouble, but it was unrealistic to think the justices would be so radical as to kill every letter of every word of every page of the law. Such a breathtaking move would simply be unnecessarily radical.

And yet, as of this morning, four justices—Alito, Kennedy, Scalia, and Thomas—insisted on doing exactly that. The four dissenters demanded that the Supreme Court effectively throw out the entirety of the law—the mandate, the consumer protections, the tax cuts, the subsidies, the benefits, everything.

To reach this conclusion, these four not only had to reject a century of Commerce Clause jurisprudence, they also had ignore the Necessary and Proper clause, and Congress’ taxation power. I can’t read Chief Justice John Roberts’ mind, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the extremism of the four dissenters effectively forced him to break ranks—had Kennedy been willing to strike down the mandate while leaving the rest of the law intact, this may well have been a 5-4 ruling the other way.

Roberts’ motivations notwithstanding, it’s important that Americans understand that there are now four justices on the Supreme Court who effectively want to overturn the 20th century. Based on the flimsiest of arguments, the four dissenters want to kill progressive legislation basically because their political ideologies tell them to do so.



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OUCH! Rove: Health care decision a "boost" for Obama

Rove: Health care decision a "boost" for Obama

On Fox News, Karl Rove claims that the decision to uphold ObamaCare is a boost for the president, but will actually "enhance the controversy," politically.

"It's an extraordinary step.

.... If this is actually the decision, it's a boost for the president
, but it doesn't make the controversy go away.


FREEPER'S RESPONSE To SCOTUS Ruling: "We plan to fire the liberals in our company"

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