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John Roberts' Arrogance

Kris12 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 9:18 PM
In this ruling, 5 Supreme Court Justices declared that the individual mandate penalty could ONLY be constitutional under Congress' authority to tax. Never mind that there is no type of tax specified in the Constitution to which this provision might actually conform. Then these 5 Justices did something wholly illegal. They declared that, since the provision would only be constitutional as a tax, that it in fact is a tax. Only Congress, NOT the Supreme Court, has the power to declare a tax. By declaring this provision a tax, when it did not originate in the House of Representatives as a tax, the Supreme Court has assumed the authority to lay a tax for itself, in direct contradiction of the Constitution they swore to uphold.
USMC2531 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 9:29 PM
no! it is now up to ovomit to call it a tax. if he continues to insist it is a penalty, then it becomes unConstitutional.

so either ovomit admits it is a tax, or ovomit then must admit it is unConstitutional

largest tax increase in history on the second worst eceonmic times and the people turn on ovomit.
Kris12 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 9:44 PM
It does not matter what the President calls it, the Supreme Court ruled that the provision can ONLY be upheld if it is a tax. It then upheld the ruling. This is a de facto declaration of a tax by the Court.

To borrow a phrase from Nancy Pelosi, it was *deemed* a tax. Ironically, Nancy Pelosi, House sponsor of the bill, had authority to declare it a tax but did not. She is on public record as stating that this provision is NOT a tax. It is her stated opinion that this provision drew its authority through the commerce clause.

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