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The Roberts Opinion: It's Not All Bad

Richard189 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 8:44 PM
BS! The Democrats have been saying that this was about the commerce clause! where did John Roberts get the idea that its really about taxing the american people? Did we miss something that he didnt? Were the democrats actually deceiving us all along into believing that it was all about the mandate, and then come out and say that it was all a Tax Increase?
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 8:53 PM
By the way, the COTUS requires that all tax legislation begin in the House. The Obamacare bill that eventually was signed into law was Harry Reid's version.
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 8:51 PM
"Were the democrats actually deceiving us all along into believing that it was all about the mandate, and then come out and say that it was all a Tax Increase?"

Just about. They started arguing -- as a third, back-up argument -- that it was a tax before Judge Vinson down in Florida.

Obama has done exactly what FDR did with SS. "No, my fellow Americans. It's not a tax. I would NEVER levy such a tax on you!" Then, "Your honours, this mandate isn't really a mandate or a penalty. It's a tax even though we didn't include it in the revenue-raising section of the Act. No, really. We swear. Cross our hearts. Hope to die."

The only redeeming thing you can say about FDR is, at least, the money tax he took from Americans actually went
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 8:51 PM
into the Treasury instead of private corporate bank accounts.

Obama: "Support your local, private, health insurance corporation! Pay 'taxes" to it!"
Ernest20 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 8:48 PM
yes. by any means neccessary.

John Roberts is not a “traitor to his philosophy.” He is not a liberal. He is, above all else, a very strict originalist, and the Chief Justice of a Court that is acutely aware – and wary – of its role in politics. Understand that his opinion, though certainly not ideal for the Right, contains more good news for conservatives in its pages than it does on its face.

So let’s take a look at his surprising opinion – the controlling opinion, as it’s called, which sets precedent and “say[s] what the law is,” as Marshall said so long...