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The Supreme Importance of the Court's Message

Scott1488 Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 11:35 AM
Re: the SCOTUS ruling.....This should be the questioning from every legitimate reporter going forward: Q: Given that the SC has deemed the health care act constitutional only insofar that it is a tax, and given Obama's pledge to not raise taxes on those making less than $250K, will Obama now work with the Congress to repeal the health care act? White House Probable Answer: No, of course not. As we've said all along, this is not a tax. It is a penalty. A fine, if you will. Q: So if you consider this to NOT be a tax, then are you saying that the health care act is unconstitutional? The SC has clearly stated it can ONLY be considered constitutional if it is considered a tax. WHPA: Next question.

"I feel like Justice Roberts cheated on me," said a friend, half in jest, half expressing honest disappointment. Having once emceed a "Women for Roberts" press conference for C-SPAN back in the day, I heard a lot of similar sentiments in the wake of his penning the majority opinion for the Supreme Court decision that "upheld Obamacare," as many have put it.

But the whole of the president's health care legislation wasn't actually the question before the Court.

I was not alone Thursday morning, thinking about the man who appointed the chief justice, former President George W. Bush. Reading the...