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Obamacare Affirmed: The Aftermath

If Chief Justice Roberts is saying Obamacare ia a tax bill by his ruling then he has miserably failed to do his job correctlly. This bill began and took shape in The Senate not The House therefore Article 1 Section 7 of the constitution renders this bill currently being enforced unconstitutional.
Gabriela8 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 5:44 PM
Excellent point. Also, as I've been asking for several posts, how can the Secretary of HHS "waive" selective groups out from under a tax? I wish Roberts had thought this through a bit. There should be a class action lawsuit by the "unwaived" tax/penalty bearers demanding that the "waived" groups be subject to equal taxation. Stick that in your pipe, CJ Roberts. Imagine if Sebelius tried to say "people who belong to labor unions are exempt (waived) from the US income tax." There would be riots. But Sebelius has granted more than 1000 waivers to O-care. Shouldn't they pay taxes too?
True_colors Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 5:46 PM
All kinds of institutions and persons are exempt from tax. Let's start with churches, including the one that Doug Giles used to run out of his living room, thereby avoiding taxes.
Stan306 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 6:51 PM
Ok, but aren't those exemptions typically authorized by Congress through an ammendment to the tax code? Not by the Secretary of HHS... ???
True_colors Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 5:40 PM
Better, is Romney chastising this as tax. Of course, he fails to mention that his own HC reform in MA was also a tax.
TNconservative Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 5:47 PM
That is unfortunate for the GOP, and an issue they will have to deal with. However being that Obama is the by far the undisputed worst president ever in our history, people might care much more about the fact that Obama's is federal and the federal government has become way too big and is pulling away all sovereignty from states.

People want a much smaller federal government.

It has been a remarkable and consequential 24 hours.  Over the last day, the American political landscape has -- in both the long and short term -- shifted considerably.  The president's signature legislative "achievement" has been Constitutionally affirmed by a slim majority of the United States Supreme Court.  The president momentarily celebrated his victory, even as many of his down-ballot Democratic compadres ducked and covered.  The conservative movement has been set ablaze over an issue that largely fueled its historic triumph in 2010.  And a series of watershed legal precedents have been established.  Let's begin by examining the long...