Bob Owens

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24 hours after the Supreme Court weighs in, Obamacare still smells like crap

Written By: Bob - Jun• 29•12

I’ve had a day now to reflect upon the decisions reached about Obamacare in the Supreme Court, a full 24 hours to read analysis and opinion about the ruling from both layperson and expert alike.

I’m not buying the arguments of those that are attempting to justify Chief Justice John Roberts’ bizarre splitting of the baby as a “finesse” ruling. The commerce clause was abused before this decision, and it will be abused against after this decision. The nuance of the Roberts court in it’s Obamacare decision is not going to reduce, or even slow this constitutional abuse.

Nor am buying that Obamacare can unilaterally be judged a tax after the fact by the Court when both the President and Congress so definitively argued against that very position in passing the law.

The only proper response to Obamacare was to strike it down entirely as gross congressional overreach. The fact is wasn’t concerns me greatly about the near-term future, and what drastic steps may be ahead in this nation’s future if the government is corrupted beyond reconciliation.

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  1. david7134 says:

    I was under the impression that a tax had to be approved by more than a simple majoriy and other legal requirments were necessary.

    Also, why don’t the house republicans start shutting down the government?

    • mightysamurai says:

      I’m not sure of the threshold needed to approve a new tax, but I do know that according to the Constitution taxation bills can only originate from the House of Representatives. Since Obamacare originated from the Senate, it would seem that Roberts is either shockingly unfamiliar with what the Constitution actually says, or he was flailing around for something, anything, that he could spin as a justification for Obamacare.

  2. Orion says:

    From what I understood, and from what I’m reading from pretty much everyone, the decision essentially removes the Constitution as a governing document. The new governing document is the Tax Code. As Instapundit put it, “The Constitution ends where the Tax Code begins”

    The happiest opinions I’ve read are “It’s OK because it’s hard to enact new taxes” but the reality is, there is nothing that the government is prevented from doing. The Bill of Rights has been superseded by the IRS.


  3. harp1034 says:

    John Roberts, a.k.a., Earl Warren the 2nd.