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snerd
06-29-2012, 14:05
........ The ball is now in the Republicans' court. They've already scheduled a repeal vote on July 11. Once before the Democrat-controlled Senate was able to scotch the effort by threat of filibuster. Had the mandate stood as mandate they could do so again. But now that it's a tax, it can be passed by a simple majority. And if it is, the president will be forced before the election to veto a repeal of a law a majority of the voters keep indicating they want repealed.

Every Democrat running in November will be forced to defend what amounts to the biggest tax increase-about $400 billion dollars-in American history, a tax largely levied against the young and the middle class who don't normally carry health insurance.

Professor Ann Althouse sets out the state of play for Obama and his party: I have said repeatedly that Obama would be worse off if Obamacare were upheld, but what I'm really seeing is how bad it is for him with the mandate declared a tax.

Remember the Democrats got the statute passed by insisting it was not a tax. Now, we learn it is only constitutional because it is a tax. That's got to hurt politically.

ADDED: Romney has at least 3 big arguments:

1. Obama imposed a huge new tax on working people.

2. Obama deceived the American people by saying it was not a tax, when it was.

3. The law made it look like money would go to insurance companies - in the form of new premiums - that would keep premiums low as the companies were required to take on people with pre-existing conditions, but now we find out that the money is really going to go to the federal government. [ADDED: So get ready for your premiums to spiral up and/or for insurance companies to be ruined.]
(c) In the end Republicans have a sharp new limitation on the expansion of federal power, and a very good political platform to run against the President and the Democrats, as Erick Erickson notes (http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/06/28/im-not-down-on-john-roberts/): It seems very, very clear to me in reviewing John Roberts' decision that he is playing a much longer game than us and can afford to with a life tenure. And he probably just handed Mitt Romney the White House.
Did you really ever think Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and Barack Obama

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/obamacare_things_are_now_up_for_grabs.html#ixzz1zDMQJYDA.....

cowboywannabe
06-29-2012, 14:08
American voters arent very bright, they gave us obama in the first place so i doubt they will see this as you presented it.

snerd
06-29-2012, 14:13
Five Reasons Why the Obamacare Decision Might Not Be As Bad As You Think

#5. It made taxation the panacea for constitutional questions

#4. The liberal judges inadvertently brought Federalism back

#3. Roberts actually set up a limit on the Commerce Clause

#2. This deflates Occupy Wall Streetís biggest cause

#1. Mitt Romney now will have a much easier time defeating Barack Obama

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/five-reasons-why-the-obamacare-decision-might-not-be-as-bad-as-you-think/

Ruble Noon
06-29-2012, 14:15
Five Reasons Why the Obamacare Decision Might Not Be As Bad As You Think

#5. It made taxation the panacea for constitutional questions

#4. The liberal judges inadvertently brought Federalism back

#3. Roberts actually set up a limit on the Commerce Clause

#2. This deflates Occupy Wall Streetís biggest cause

#1. Mitt Romney now will have a much easier time defeating Barack Obama

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/five-reasons-why-the-obamacare-decision-might-not-be-as-bad-as-you-think/

:faint:


I was right about the excuses that would be made.

Fred Hansen
06-29-2012, 16:10
Five Reasons Why the Obamacare Decision Might Not Be As Bad As You Think

#5. It made taxation the panacea for constitutional questions

#4. The liberal judges inadvertently brought Federalism back

#3. Roberts actually set up a limit on the Commerce Clause

#2. This deflates Occupy Wall Streetís biggest cause

#1. Mitt Romney now will have a much easier time defeating Barack Obama

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/five-reasons-why-the-obamacare-decision-might-not-be-as-bad-as-you-think/:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Ruble Noon
06-29-2012, 16:26
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I find it less funny and more pathetic.

Fred Hansen
06-29-2012, 16:53
I find it less funny and more pathetic.It's either laugh, or cry, and frankly, I'm all out of tears.

I'm in stage 5 of DABDA.