1039 Wrote:
Jul 04, 2012 12:00 PM
SCJ Roberts says that Obamacare cannot mandate that we buy insurance or participate in national health care but since it is a tax... President Obama and Romney claim it is a penalty, not a tax. I really don't understand. As per the 16th ammendment of the U.S. Constitution mandates that taxes initiate in the house. Since Obamacare originated in the Senate, then it would be an unauthorized tax and in violation of the constitution? Can we now appeal the decision because of an improper tax bill? "The Constitution provides in the Origination Clause that all bills for raising revenue must originate in the House of Representatives. The idea underlying the clause is that Representatives, being the most numerous branch of Congress...