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...
The "it's a tax" ruling is indefensible: 1. A penalty (designed to affect behavior) is not a tax (designed to raise revenue). A speeding ticket is a penalty, not a "speeding tax." Roberts knows that not everything resulting in money going to government is a tax. 2. Roberts provided no SCOTUS precedent for equating penalties with taxes! None! 3. By Roberts' "reasoning," government can make us buy anything, as long as we are charged a fee if we refuse. Wow. 4. Finally, Roberts admitted bias against the Court undoing legislation, as this would "do the voters' work for them." DUDE, IF YOU CAN'T UNDO ANYTHING COMING FROM CONGRESS, THEN WHY IS THE COURT EVEN THERE? YOU'RE JUST A RUBBER STAMP! Roberts is an activist judge. Face it.
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.
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