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Chief Justice John Roberts: Trojan Horse?

mamandm Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 11:45 AM
The simplified way of looking at it is, if should not be characterized as a tax, because one does not receive goods for taxes. When I pay money and receive goods, that is commerce. In my opinion, there's no two ways about it. When a party, outside of the government, is involved in a purchase, that is commerce.
Louie13 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 12:22 PM
Yep Mamandm, you cannot be taxed on NOT buying something--until now.

Conservatives are scratching their heads trying to figure out why Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts voted with the four liberal Justices on the Court 5-4 to uphold the constitutionality of the most controversial part of Obamacare. Even swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy voted against it. The Obamacare individual mandate requires all Americans to purchase health insurance by 2014 or face jail time or huge monetary penalties.

The majority decision, written by Roberts, characterizes the mandate as a tax permissible under the constitution's Tax Clause. But what if someone chooses not to buy health insurance, resulting in...

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