SCOTUS: Government Can Force You to Buy Anything

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Critical UPDATE – ObamaCare Panel Targeting Women’s Health Screenings…Again – LINK

Critical UPDATE – Megyn Kelly calls out Obama: Your lawyer called it a tax in court and now your campaign people are lying about it (video) – LINK

Critical UPDATE – ObamaCare promises access to “coverage” for those with existing conditions, but over time limits health care access… – LINK

Critical UPDATE – Are Your Dollars Going to Doctors or Paper Pushers? – LINK

Critical UPDATE – Dr. Jill Vecchio: ObamaCare forces doctors to violate the Hippocratic Oath (video) – LINK

Critical UPDATE – Do You Qualify for the New ObamaCare Tax/Penalty? – LINK

Critical UPDATE – CBO: ObamaCare Will Leave 30 Million Uninsured – LINK

Only in America does “health care reform” start with the hiring of 16,500 new IRS agents, who will decide whether or not your insurance policy merits a fine – Barry L. Camp

Sowell on affordable care

UPDATE – Political Arena Analysis: Why Roberts is full of it – LINK

UPDATE II – After the Supreme Court Ruling on ObamaCare What is Next? – LINK

UPDATE III – Internet On Fire Over Roberts’ ObamaCare Ruling – LINK

UPDATE IV – Curt Levey: Top 10 Lessons from the Roberts ObamaCare Ruling – LINK

UPDATE V – Libs on Twitter call Justice Thomas “N-Word” After Ruling; Call Sarah Palin Slut and Attack Her Kids – LINK

UPDATE VI – The Truth About Pre-Existing Conditions Will Surprise You – LINK

UPDATE VII – Why Are Health Insurance Premiums Increasing Faster After ObamaCare Passed? – LINK

UPDATE VIII – At least 7 new ObamaCare taxes directly impact the poor, middle class, and the disabled – LINK

UPDATE IX – WSJ Chief Economist: 75% of all ObamaCare taxes impact those who make less than $120,000 a year (video) – LINK

UPDATE X – IBD: 21 ObamaCare Taxes Already Causing Job Losses – LINK

UPDATE XI – British Socialized Health Service Kills Off 130,000 Elderly Every Year – LINK

UPDATE XII – “The Lemon” – Why Canada Is Now Reforming Their Socialized Health Care System (video) – LINK

UPDATE XIII – Forbes: ObamaCare Responsible for Health Insurance Premium Increases that Tripled in 2011 – LINK

UPDATE XIV – Obama Denies Waiver for Innovative Cost Saving Indiana Medicaid Program – LINK

UPDATE XV – Flashback 2008: Obama Trashed Hillary for Proposing Health Care “Penalty” (video) – LINK

UPDATE XVI – Mark Levin and Megyn Kelly on the Supreme Court: There is no silver lining (video) – LINK

UPDATE XVII – Five major ObamaCare taxes that will impact you in 2013 – LINK

UPDATE XVIII – Explanation of the ObamaCare Ruling for the Non-lawyerLINK

UPDATE XIX Mark Steyn: A lie makes Obamacare legalLINK

UPDATE XXProf. Paul Moreno: A Short History of Congress’s Power to TaxLINK

UPDATE XXIAllen West on new outrageous federal regulations and the Roberts’ ruling (video)LINK

UPDATE XXII MUST SEE: ObamaCare’s Impact on YOU (video) & Even Russia Today Shreds the Roberts RulingLINK

UPDATE XXIIIObamaCare creates 13,000 pages of new regulations and they aren’t done yet… LINK

UPDATE XXIV83% of American physicians have considered leaving the profession over ObamaCareLINK

UPDATE XXV46,159 had to flee Canada to get health care in 2011LINK

UPDATE XXVIBroken Promises in ObamaCare. More New Taxes.LINK

UPDATE XXVII – Survey: Nearly one in 10 employers to drop health coverage… – LINKLINK

UPDATE XXVIII – CBO: Employers to be hit with $4 billion more in ObamaCare taxes than expected – LINK

UPDATE XXIX – Must See: ObamaCare and Health Insurance Expert C. Steven Tucker in Extended Interview (video) – LINK

UPDATE XXX – Dr. Jill Vecchio Explains ObamaCare in Detail (video) – LINK

Justice Roberts joined the leftists in the court saying that the ObamaCare mandate is just a tax and is constitutional on those grounds. This of course is silly on its face because those who wrote the taxing and commerce clauses are the same ones who rebelled against the Stamp Act and a 2% tea tax. Literally, according to five Justices the government can force you to buy anything or pay a fine in the form of a tax. The ruling takes the entire idea of “limited government” and tosses it out the window. Aside from repealing the ACA after the election, it is time for a Constitutional Amendment limiting the taxing power and defines the limits of the Commerce Clause.

Dissenting – Scalia, Thomas, KENNEDY, Alito – This Act “exceeds federal power”

Of course, President Obama said time and time again that the mandate was not a tax – .

Obama now has to run on passing the largest tax increase in history after promising not to raise taxes on those who make under $200,000. This election just became about ObamaCare.

A tax for THEE and not for ME – Democrats will now have to explain how they can pass a tax and a mandate on you but it doesn’t apply to members of Congress or their staff.

Democratic National Committee tweets:



Sen. McConnell:

The Supreme Court has spoken: this law is a tax. The bill sold to the American people was a deception.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp:

When they look back on the American system of once-limited government, June 28, 2012 will stand as a definitive date in the advance of government tyranny. Today, a slim majority of the Supreme Court turned our Constitution on its head, and ruled that the federal government, in effect, can force upon the American people anything it damn well pleases – as long as it is called a tax. Unlimited federal power, combined with judicial activism, has crafted a new regime that has destroyed our Founders’ vision.

Not only are individual liberties destroyed as a result of ObamaCare, but taxpayers are on the hook for a non-workable, ineffective, and outrageously expensive health care program. ObamaCare will drive America into bankruptcy, as the law is already radically exceeding original cost estimates. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that millions of Americans will likely lose their health insurance plan as employers are driven out of business or are unable to meet massive new mandates and costs of Washington.

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli:

This decision goes against the very principle that America has a federal government of limited powers; a principle that the Founding Fathers clearly wrote into the Constitution, the supreme law of the land. The Constitution was meant to restrict the power of government precisely for the purpose of protecting your liberty and mine from the overreaching hand of the federal government. This unprecedented decision says that Congress has the authority to force citizens to buy private goods or face fines – a power it has never had in American history, and a power King George III and Parliament didn’t have over us when we were mere subjects of Great Britain. Since the federal government itself could never articulate to the court a constitutional limit to this power, Congress has gained an unlimited power to force citizens to buy anything.

Senator Rand Paul:

Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional. While the court may have erroneously come to the conclusion that the law is allowable, it certainly does nothing to make this mandate or government takeover of our health care right. ObamaCare is wrong for Americans. It will destroy our health care system. This now means we fight every hour, every day until November to elect a new President and a new Senate to repeal ObamaCare.

Sen. Marco Rubio:

If you don’t buy government approved insurance the IRS will be on your back.

Ann Coulter:

I was right about Roberts. Thank God we at least got Alito on the Court, instead of Bush’s secretary. Only the very rich will survive this decision. Healthcare the new Gulfstream jet. Opin: We will call mandate a “penalty” to survive anti-injunction act, but a “tax” for the power to tax.

Carrie Ann Towne:

Only an idiot thinks this somehow helps the poor. The government is essentially saying that if poor people cannot afford to buy insurance, which is outrageously expensive in part due to state and federal taxation of hospital beds, etc., and regulation, then they must pay a penalty for being too poor to pay for a service the cost of which the government has artificially inflated.

Political Arena Editor Chuck Norton:

They can tax you on the CO2 that you exhale. They can make me buy cranberries. I hate cranberries.

Roberts says it is not a mandate it is just a small tax if you don’t comply…”. How nice, and yes it isn’t 100% bad, but since the power to tax is the power to destroy, it is a mandate because the amount of the tax can be changed at the stroke of a pen. Also the Sec HHS is given wide power way beyond the (limited) commerce clause to rewrite regulations at her pleasure…. and that is way more than just taxing. The dissenters are correct and obviously so IMO.

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