By Jack Kneafsey
After letting the dust settle somewhat from today’s Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, I thought you might find the following comments and links to these comments to be helpful and informative:
Supreme Court Upholds Mandate as Tax – Wall Street Journal
“Although the law survived the court challenge, it faces an uncertain future. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and GOP congressional leaders have pledged to repeal the law if they take control of Congress and the White House in November elections.
The court’s decision, while a relief to Democrats, could further energize voters who dislike the law to back Republicans in November. And it forces the Obama administration to continue defending the unpopular insurance mandate.”
This Election Just Became About Obamacare – Weekly Standard
“In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the constitutionality of Obamacare, the principal choice now facing Americans on November 6 will be whether to keep Obamacare or to repeal it. The question is a binary one, and the answer — expressed almost entirely through their presidential vote — will go a long way toward determining the future course of this great nation.
Yes, the economy is extremely important; and, yes, Obamacare is hurting the economy. But the reason why this election is the most important since the Civil War is not because Mitt Romney would make a far better steward of the economy than President Obama (though he would). Rather, it’s because we are about to decide whether to put what will soon be one-fifth of our economy under the control of the federal govern.”
Obamacare Ruling Will Fuel 2010-Like Conservative Fervor – American Spectator
“ … the Supreme Court victory comes at significant political cost to President Obama. Chief Justice John Roberts managed to uphold Obamacare apart from the Commerce Clause by calling it a tax — a tax that will constitute a mammoth increase on the middle class. Not a good selling point in an election year. Romney has a golden opportunity to exploit Obamacare as a tax hike, and he has the Supreme Court as his source.”
McConnell Calls For Full Repeal of Obamacare – McConnell
“This bill was sold to the American people on a deception. But it’s not just that the promises about this law weren’t kept. It’s that it’s made the problems it was meant to solve even worse.”
“But the court said the mandate can be construed as a tax. “Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness,” Roberts said. (my emphasis)Print This Post Send To A Friend