Three ways SCOTUS health-care ruling helps Mitt Romney

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  • KTC John Wetumpka, AL
    June 29, 2012 5:14 p.m.

    Roberts stopped the bleeding on the Commerce Clause, and he was able to get the liberal justices to join him. That deserves a Bravo. Roberts called the penalty what it was from the beginning----a tax. That changes the conversation to what it should be, our-of-control entitlement. It is still taking from those who have and giving to those who have not with little limitation and no safeguards against abuse.

  • George Bronx, NY
    June 29, 2012 4:33 p.m.

    @brotherly kindness

    Romney imposed the same tax (yes TAX) when he was Governor of Massachusetts that he is no railing against Obama for,

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    June 29, 2012 4:30 p.m.


    We all want to call Romney a flip-flopper.

    Romney distortion: Romney said Obamacare meant "a larger and larger government, more and more intrusive in your life -- separating you and your doctor."

    The facts: Totally dishonest. In fact, this is one of the most dishonest claims in American politics. First, this isn't about government. Obamacare builds on and improves the nation's private health care system.

    Second, here's what it fixes. Before Obamacare, insurance companies had free rein to arbitrarily cap and cancel coverage, and they could waste our premiums on overheads and big CEO bonuses. With Obamacare, there will now be clear rules of the road to give patients and doctors more control over their health care. These rules will make sure that you and your doctor -- not your insurance company, and certainly not a Washington bureaucrat -- have control over your health.

  • Brotherly Kindness SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    June 29, 2012 3:42 p.m.

    You know what? Mitt Romney knows that what's good for his state may not be good for the whole country. The national government has too much power already, and letting them tax, (yes, TAX) not doing something is one of the worst ideas I've ever heard.

    You want to call Romney a flip-flopper? What is a flip-flopper anyway? Someone who changes his mind with no other justification than political expediency? I'll tell you what, Romney has plenty of good reasons for not letting Obama push on the nation what his own state decided it wanted that have nothing to do with politics. So he's not a flip-flopper.

    Romney has done more good with the Olympics than Obama has done in almost 4 years in office. Obama's Department of Injustice is a joke. It's clearly time for this administration to go.

    Vote for Mitt Romney and states' rights!

  • George Bronx, NY
    June 29, 2012 1:55 p.m.

    sorry but Romney cannot really argue the tax angle otherwise he can no longer claim he never raised taxes when he was governor since he backed and signed a bill with the same mandate while he was governor.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    June 29, 2012 11:28 a.m.

    In "THE LARGEST" swing state the Ron Paul campaign knows that seniors would face death panels to decide if they get the care they need and the poorest and middle class people will pick up most of this new tax, we know how urgent it will be to make certain Romney is soundly defeated in November so THEY will hold a rally at the University of South Florida Sun Dome the afternoon of Sun., Aug. 26, the day before the opening of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. USF anticipates "a major rally with thousands of supporters." It will begin at noon, with doors open at 11 a.m., and is free and open to the public. The rally is in addition to a three-day festival planned by Paul supporters, but not sanctioned by Paul himself, to be held at the State Fairgrounds over the weekend prior to the convention. Paul's campaign has said he won't be attending that event, and instead will appear at his own rally. That's because Paul wants to play down long-standing conflicts between his supporters and the RINO Republican Party establishment too pro-big government to repeal this.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    June 29, 2012 10:57 a.m.

    Romney won't repeal anything. This bills is just a taxation to the private federal reserve enforced by the IRS. Romney is too pro-big government to repeal this.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    June 29, 2012 10:27 a.m.

    Amazing how the GOP is spinning this to appear like they somehow won.

    Flip and Flop.

    No wonder Mitt Romney won their nomination.

    He represents them well as being the bigest Flip-Flopper of all time.

    I used to refer to it as Obama/Romneycare

    Now it's just Obamacare.

    Romney flipped, and wants no credit for it?
    So be it!

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    June 29, 2012 10:26 a.m.

    In 2010, the same year the president got his healthcare law through Congress, Obama ripped into the Roberts court for a ruling that allowed corporations to spend unlimited money in elections.

    This week the court again drew the wrath of the White House as well as Pelosi and other Democrats in Congress by reaffirming its 2010 decision by rejecting Montana's century-old ban on businesses engaging in political spending.

    Pelosi voiced confidence that the healthcare law she helped draft will meet any constitutional test. "It is ironclad. We didn't do this off the back of our hand," she said.

    "We believe in judicial review in everything that we do. I wrote a bill that would withstand any question of its conditionality."

    The court's four Democratic-appointed liberals, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, are widely expected to vote to uphold the healthcare law.

    As a Democratic senator from Illinois in 2005, Obama opposed Republican President George W. Bush's nomination of Roberts to the Supreme Court.

    Pelosi sees Roberts helping uphold U.S. healthcare law.

  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    June 29, 2012 9:57 a.m.

    Wasn't the individual mandate Romney's idea for Mass? I've seen the video of him speaking about it back in 2006ish.

    I think another way this ruling helps Romney, because it shows that Mitt was right about health care when he passed it in Mass.

    Oh, wait... that's right... He's flip-flopped on this too.

    Never mind.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    June 29, 2012 9:20 a.m.

    NOW the truth.

    Obama the mighty Robot beats Mitt Romney at rock-paper-scissors every single time. Guess who woke-up to smell the coffee, why it's none other then (an embarrassed Utahn), Utah's Gov. Gary Herbert that boasted that the health care law largely upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court is still bad policy 9he took those word's from Romney), and should be repealed to avoid damaging the economy. But Utah's Gov. Gary Herbert is not in Congress and can't do squat about it. Herbert's lack of sophistication has gone too far in calling for the president's ouster. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, labeled the ruling "only a temporary and hollow victory" for the law. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said provisions of the law that were upheld amount to "a 'gun to the head' of states." The governor said it's not clear the state will accept the expansion of Medicaid. So he wants to toss grandma unser the bus. Herbert is also under the belief that Healthcare is a Privledge and not a Right. What is the GOP's specific plan?. Taxation for wooing independents?.

    Waiting, waiting, waiting.