And what’s somewhat surprising is that it’s a judge in Michigan, a state that hasn’t gone for the Republican in a Presidential election since 1988 — you could safely say it’s a Democratic stronghold.
Looks like John Roberts may get another opportunity to save ObamaCare.
Not that this will affect the Supreme Court, but it might have an impact on the election, depending on the rhetoric of the two candidates.
That’s what the Wall Street Journal‘s chief economist called the ObamaCare tax-that’s-not-a-tax-but-that-was-upheld-as-a-tax.
So the Supremes have spoken, and they see no problem with the government requiring the purchase of any given product.
Probably a wise call, the lefties will be upset enough if even part of ObamaCare goes down on Thursday, we shouldn’t make it worse.
I think this actually may be a bigger story than Scott Walker’s victory.
Prior planning prevents poor performance, and the GOP seems to be taking that rule to heart while waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on ObamaCare.
If the law is upheld, Republicans will take to the floor to tear out its most controversial pieces, such as the individual mandateand requirements that employers provide insurance or face fines.
If the law is partially or fully overturned they’ll draw up bills to keep the popular, consumer-friendly portions in place — like allowing adult children to remain on parents’ health care plans until age 26, and forcing insurance companies to provide coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Ripping these provisions from law is too politically risky, Republicans say.
It’s no wonder that Obama and his fellow travelers are trying to demonize the Supreme Court, because they appear to be set to act as a brake on his power grabs.
Supreme Court justices took a dim view of the Obama administration’s claim that it can stop Arizona from enforcing immigration laws, telling government lawyers during oral argument Wednesday that the state appears to want to push federal officials, not conflict with them.
The defense of ObamaCare is getting ever more desperate. Now they’re even turning to obvious logical fallacies (and even borderline falsehoods), trying to argue that the Justices might have “misunderstood” the oral arguments.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A possible misunderstanding about President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul could cloud Supreme Court deliberations on its fate, leaving the impression that the law’s insurance requirement is more onerous than it actually is.