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Why the Supreme Court ObamaCare Ruling is Proper

Like everyone else on the right, I detest this ruling and truly hoped that it had gone the other way.

But in the back of my mind, when the government made the argument that the mandate was a tax, I thought that was something worth worrying about.

Of course, the argument during the legislative process was that it was not a tax. So, in a sense, the only thing groundbreaking about this decision is that an argument made at the time a bill is being considered in Congress is meaningless when it goes to the Supreme Court. The “intent” of the legislators is now irrelevant and the law is what it is.

And even that is not really groundbreaking given that the Federalist Papers and other documents that explained the logic and reasoning behind the Constitution, and the intent of the framers has been ignored by courts every day.

No, Congress does have the power to tax. And those who increase taxes on the people are subject to the repercussions from the voters.

ObamaCare is a massive and un-affordable new entitlement that was ill conceived, rushed through and never completely deliberated. It was the Senate version which was never intended to see the light of day in whole.

Obama and the Democrats who now celebrate this ruling are also celebrating the fact that they lied to us about the mandate being a tax.

How will the voters feel on election day towards politicians who lied to them and raised their taxes?

That ruling is still out.

All ObamaCare proves is that bad legislation can sometimes be constitutional.

Repeal it!

 

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

One Response to “Why the Supreme Court ObamaCare Ruling is Proper”

  1. Jack Lee says:

    Merely passing a repeal of Obamacare as proposed by Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) can and will be ignored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

    Therefore, Congressional Republicans’ opposition to Obamacare will be taken seriously by the public only if they vote to defund every part of Obamacare IMMEDIATELY by attaching prohibitions on all thirteen Appropriations bills forbidding the use of any funds to implement any aspect of the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act!

    Virginia’s own James Madison pointed out that the ‘power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon … for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure.’ [Federalist Papers, # 58]

    A clear determination by Congressional Republicans to cut off Obamacare funding will start the real fight and cannot be ignored by Harry Reid and President Obama.

    Promising more appointments of Conservative judges is illusory because the fifth vote supporting Obamacare came from Chief Justice Roberts who was a George Bush appointee.

    I applaud Governor Mitt Romney’s pledge to repeal Obamacare if he is elected in November. But Republicans in Congress need to act decisively before November if they want rank and file Americans who are concerned over America’s future to work for their re-election.

    To repeat, if Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate want to show Americans they are serious about stopping Obamacare, they must support amendments to each of the thirteen Appropriations bills they will pass this year to fund the federal government prohibiting the use of any funds to implement Obamacare.”

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    Tom White Says:

    Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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