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What Will You Say Next Year, in Two Years, and in Five?

Ann Anon Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 1:42 PM
One thing I like about the law is that it was not approved based on interpretation of the commerce section of the Constitution but as a tax. Which it is. And which manisfests its bite mostly against young people just starting out with tons of college loans to pay back with their burger flipping jobs. Kids need to know that when 26 finally arrives they will be the ones paying for the deficits of Medicare and Medicaid. Just as we Boomers paid to rescue the folks that enjoyed the Roaring 20's until it descended into the Great Depression. Then they can be accused of greed when they try to collect their own benefits.
Louie13 Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 2:06 PM
Ann, how can you say it's a tax when the law does not say it is a tax, and when Obama himself insisted numerous times that it is not a tax. And since when can you tax somebody for not buying something? Can the government tax something you do not buy? And since when can a judge change the wording of a law? That is legislating from the bench, which is a violation of the separation of powers principle and of his oath to uphold the Constitution.
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 4:31 PM
There are numerous tax credits given for engaging in certain behaviors, such as purchasing fuel efficient cars. The Obamacare tax is no different.
Dave M Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 3:23 AM
It takes a tremendous level of sheer ignorance to spout this nonsense.
rjazz Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 10:22 AM
It's very different. A tax credit is not the same as a direct tax applied to all that can be eliminated by participating in the proper behavior, a situation that has never before existed.

Over at I have ventured the opinion that perhaps --just perhaps-- originalists will eventually recognize Chief Justice Robert's decision and opinion yesterday as a bit of judicial genius that will be his Marbury v. Madison --the case that at first glance seemed a win for an executive whom the then Chief Justice opposed but which was in reality a huge win for the Court and the original design of the Constitution.

We won't have even a preliminary assessment for at least four months, and even if Mitt Romney wins the presidency, the success of this...