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The Chief Justice of the United States

Tacitus X Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 4:52 PM
If Congress's power to tax were as broad as Galen supposes, there would have been no need for the 16th Amendment to impose the income tax. To be constitutional a tax must be an excise tax, an income Tax, or a proportional capitation tax. The Obamacare mandate to tax those who are not insured does not fall into any of these constitutional categories. Despite the wishes of statist Dims and big government RINOs, the Constitution is not a charter for limitless federal power.
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 5:22 PM
But it is an income based tax, if it is applied. Thus it could be construed to be an income tax. Or at least that is what I believe the ruling says.
Kenneth L. Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 9:18 PM
I'm appalled by the ruling. But Cardinal is right. It's a 1% income tax subject to a $95. minimum.

The question is spelled out in the dissent. This is the first time the Supreme Court EVER regarded a penalty as a tax, never mind the fact that the Congress expressly called it a penalty and denied that it is a tax. Roberts is way, way out there on this one.
guitardude57 Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 8:32 AM
Apparently the judge has a psych drug issue going on... for seizures. I think with this kind of decision making ineptitude, it is time for him to retire. As soon as Romney gets in there.
Polly1 Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 9:35 AM
I've thought the only good reason for Roberts to go to such lengths to find ObamaCare constitutional would be if his family were being held hostage, to be "terminated" if Roberts reached the wrong decision.

Or it could be drugs, I suppose.
Just about everyone in Washington was wrong about what the Supreme Court would do yesterday on the Obamacare case. Well, we were sort of right but in the end we were wrong.

First of all the official title of the case is:

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS ET AL. v. SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL.

Who knew that? Put your hand down, you didn't know it until today, either.

I, along with everyone else, believed the Court would rule the Individual Mandate to be an Unconstitutional extension...