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Personally--I hope the Supreme court takes his Obamacare--and shoves it up his arse--and does it on National T.V. when it happens. They'll get a nationwide standing ovation if they would do that.
There are 3 branches of government--the executive--the legislative--and the judiciary--all separate from one another--and they should not be insulted by our dictator and chief--simply because he disagrees with one of their decisions. FURTHERMORE--you tell me which one of the U.S. Supreme Court justice's has publicly insulted Barack Obama? And I want a link to that to.
Last edited by Oreo; 04-05-2012 at 06:21 PM.
But, while I understand that you consider it tedious, the distinction between the individual mandate (which requires people to purchase health insurance coverage directly or else they pay a penalty) and taxation (which requires people to give money to the government) is at the heart of the debate about the Constitutionality (or lack thereof) of the Affordable Care Act.
If you do not grasp this, then there is no point in continuing to discuss this particular topic.
Congress' power to tax and spend is near absolute. Congress' power to regulate commerce, while very broad, is not nearly as absolute. FDR's NRA, for example, was struck down 9-0 in 1935 and it was the last attempt to regulate a large portion of the economy in one fell swoop. So there is precedent to strike the ACA down.
"No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles."
-- Patrick Henry