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BREAKING: Obamacare Upheld, 5-4 Decision as Roberts Sides with Liberals

StillStandingHisGround Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 7:10 PM
JumpinJackFlash: As I posted earlier on this thread, evangelicals who STILL have the "I'LL NEVER VOTE FOR A MORMON FOR PRESIDENT!" attitude now have a stark choice: they can either vote for Romney to have ANY chance of saving our health-care system, or they can watch their country's - and THEIR - health-care system go right down the tubes. It doesn't get any more black-and-white than that. THIS evangelical NEVER had the "I"LL NEVER VOTE FOR A MORMON FOR PRESIDENT!" attitude - and I suspect now that most of the remaining evangelical holdouts on this are holdouts no longer after today.

The verdict is in, and it's a major disappointment to Obamacare opponents.  CNN initially reported that the individual mandate had been struck down under the Commerce Clause, then corrected its reporting: Obamacare has been upheld as a tax.  It looks like Obamacare's Medicaid expansion has been limited, but not struck down.  Chief Justice Roberts has reportedly joined the Left flank of the Court, authoring the decision (the key bits are on pages 31, 32). 

Confirmed:  The decision was 5-4, with Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas and Alito dissenting. According to SCOTUS blog, the four dissenters were prepared to strike...

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