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Judicial Betrayal

darkcyder Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 1:28 PM
The proper decision should have been to declare it a tax, and return it to congress to be passed as a tax. If it were truly a law that held up to the light of its true intent, it would have then been ammended, and passed into law. In this way, he would not have been "striking it down" but returning it to congress for more work before allowing it to become the law of the land. That is supposed to be the job of the supreme court.
Robert1260 Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 2:10 PM
If it were as you say dark, then dems could have passed it without the mandate and instead have a public option (like Obama wanted) with a 51 majority vote in the senate. Funny how so called conservatives forget that Obama was dead against the individual mandate. One of the main reasons he beat Hilary Clinton in the primaries. So called conservatives also forget the mandate was THEIR idea from the start. Nixon advocated an employer based with individual mandate system decades ago. Heritage Foundation did too. The whole freekin' law was republican.
whatnot Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 2:59 PM
And yet, it was a House and Senate with Democrat majorities that embraced and passed it, and a Democrat chief executive who embraced and signed it.
whatnot Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 1:29 PM
Betrayal is hard to take, whether in our personal lives or in the political life of the nation. Yet there are people in Washington -- too often, Republicans -- who start living in the Beltway atmosphere, and start forgetting those hundreds of millions of Americans beyond the Beltway who trusted them to do right by them, to use their wisdom instead of their cleverness.

President Bush 41 epitomized these betrayals when he broke his "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge. He paid the price when he quickly went from high approval ratings as president to someone defeated for reelection by a...

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