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Obamacare Survives, but Political Playing Field Has Changed

Jay520 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 4:01 PM
Obama has issued several waivers with respect to complying with Obamacare. How can you waive a tax? The IRS can waive a penalty, but it cannot waive a tax.
gungy Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 5:35 PM
And what about all those waivers? For states and Democrat unions? Isn't that an unconstitutional violation of equal justice under the law?
AmIBlue Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 4:48 PM
Exactly - can't wait to hear that argument played out!

The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision upholding the Obama administration's health care legislation was a victory for the president, his administration and his party. Their most ambitious legislative achievement has not been nullified, and they are not left in obvious disarray.

But it is only a partial victory and in some ways not a victory at all, both in the short run electorally and in the long run in terms of the constitutional order.

Politically Obamacare, as its critics call it, remains highly unpopular. It's possible that the court decision will boost its support, but unlikely.

Most voters...