SCOTUS Declares Administration Liars on ObamaCare…and more
by Mark Ramsey on June 28, 2012 at 11:16 AM
In one of the most convoluted SCOTUS decisions since Roe v. Wade, the Affordable Care Act has, by and large, not been overturned. (There is an exception to this dealing with the instruction to states to vastly expand Medicaid. That will take much more time to even sort out.)
The “individual mandate,” contrary to the words of Pelosi, Reid, Obama, and his cast of Progressive Socialist Democrats, has been ruled a tax. It has been ruled NOT Constitutional vis-à-vis the “commerce clause” (that is good—no precedence here), and is NOT Constitutional vis-à-vis the “necessary action clause” (also good, but appears to be a stretch lacking logic), but IS Constitutional as a de facto tax, since Congress has the power to tax.
The various players now become perhaps the first administration in history to be certified liars by the Supreme Court.
However, in such a twisted decision, this author believes the Court liberals (now including Chief Justice Roberts), have severely erred.
"All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills." – Article I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution. [underline added]
In ruling the ObamaCare mandate a tax, Chief Justice Roberts (now aligned with the SCOTUS liberals twice), have ignored this. The bill as passed originated in the Senate.