Maybe Benedict Roberts needs a hearing aid! CZAR B.O. and everyone in his adminstration who presented their legal arguments to the court said that the penalty was NOT a TAX. I guess Benedict didn't hear them.
So good old Benedict, afraid of what the Washington Compost and the NY Slimes would say about him, upheld the law by rewriting it. IMAGINE THAT, A CONSERVATIVE LEGISLATOR ON THE BENCH?
What happened to the limitation that a TAX cannot be appealed until it is being collected? CZAR B.O.'s TAX will be collected in 2014. NO STANDING?
Benedict's Court also did a wonderful job on the "Sovereign" State of Arizona! Although the Feds claim exclusive authority on Immigration, I wonder can a State require proof of legal presence, like the European Countries that we are so diligently trying to copy?
The Court has ruled that the Mandate expressed in the ACA is a tax and so as a matter of law that’s what it now is. Note that the President’s minions are supporting your argument, they are insisting that it is still a mandate.
People don’t really understand mandates, but they do understand taxes and they don’t like them very much. The Administration’s worst nightmare is that Obamacare be perceived to be the gigantic tax increase that it really is.
This issue will not be resolved in the courts, it will be resolved at the ballot box.
CZAR B.O. and everyone in his adminstration who presented their legal arguments to the court said that the penalty was NOT a TAX.
Perhaps after you read this you might change your tune...
@ Brief for Respondents on Severability6. THE ACT ALSO ESTABLISHES NEW TAX PENALTIES TO BE PAID BY NON-EXEMPTED INDIVIDUALS WHO DO NOT MAINTAIN A MINIMUM LEVEL OF HEALTH COVERAGE FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR DEPENDENTS. 26 U.S.C. 5000A.
Sorry about the all caps. I used copy and paste and that's how it came up.
posted on 07/01/2012 10:05:13 PM PDT
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