Everybody won with that decision. For the life of me I cannot understand
why anybody believe some sort of healthcare system is bad. The greatest allies
of the United States have state run healthcare and it works better than they
failed system in the US.
People need to obey the law.
I'm going to do something strange and agree with Rush Limbaugh. Who cares
if it's a tax? Tax, fee, penalty, they're all the same thing. Nothing
changed about the law (at least not the mandate part of it) before and after the
decision by the court. There's still the same 100ish dollar unenforcable
(seriously, the bill says that neither criminal nor civil penalties can be
brought against people for not paying the fine/fee/tax/penalty even the IRS
cannot use its normal measures to collect unpaid taxes) fee that is to raise
money to cover for emergency room expenses used by the uninsured who before
Obamacare were passing on huge bills to the responsible taxpayers who have
insurance. It's a very conservative philosophy really, that's probably
why it originated in the Heritage Foundation, was the republican response to
Hillarycare, and was trumpeted by Romney as recently as early 2009 (in an op-ed
he wrote) as encouraging personal responsibility.
You forget one little problem... Romney passed the mandate too and Romney claims
to not have increased taxes. So Romney can't say that Obama increased taxes
(in fact one of his top advisors Fernstrehm (totally spelled that wrong) said
it's a penalty not a tax) without saying he himself increased taxes too.
Stretching really hard to spin it, aren't you?
Here we go again. Welcome to the one percent club. Why do so many object to a
"tax penalty" on free loaders who do not want to pay for reasonable
health insurance? What is the real deal here, when it affects perhaps one or
two percent of the population. Much like protecting tax breaks for the
wealthiest Americans, we should rather focus on issues that affect the vast
Oh no, my friend, there is another option. We can move forward toward health
care in this country, and re elect the President.
If Obama is in a corner over the SCOTUS' holding that ACA is
constitutional, how much tighter a corner is Mitt Romney in, who is the father
of the individual mandate?Every time Romney tries to distinguish his
Mass. health care law from the ACA, he looks more and more foolish and/or
Backed into a corner from which it will be much harder to be re-elected?
Meaning the fact that John Roberts called it a tax will changed the minds of a
significant number of voters? Enough voters to change the current trajectory of
the election. Hardly..the mandate is a mandate call it a cabbage and it's
still a mandate. People all ready have an opinion about a mandate and changing
the name won't change anyones opinion.
Repubs lost Demos won. That's it. There isn't any "victory" in
the repubs loss. Just like how there wouldn't be any victory for the Demos
had the repubs won and overturned Obamacare.
Just as Ron wanted Obamacare overturned, he will now wait for Obama to be
defeated at the polls. I hope you are ready for another surprise Ron.
Way to put a silver lining on a stunning defeat.