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Paging Mitt Romney re: ObamaCare

Now that the Court has ruled that the federal government can make you buy anything if they just call it a “tax”, I hope Mitt Romney and the Republicans are smart enough (yeah, I know, that’s laughable) to ride this abortion of a ruling into November.

I’m watching my country die.

June 28, 2012 - Posted by | big government, health care, Romney, shameful, socialism, Supreme Court


  1. Tyranny!

    Comment by Steve | June 28, 2012

  2. There goes the Republic. Freedom died today. Thanks Justice Roberts.

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | June 28, 2012

  3. Even though I believe the Republicans will try to repeal Obamacare, I doubt it will happen. 1) Republicans must hold on to the House in November (likely will happen) 2) Republicans need to win at least 60 seats in the Senate or find enough Blue Dogs to repeal while keeping RINOs in line. (Not likely to happen this November.) 3) Romney must win the election in November. (May go both ways at this point.)

    It’s being reported the House will vote on repeal on July 9., but it’s dead in the Senate. We need to realize it’s going to be with us for awhile.

    Elections have consequences. All those who chose not to vote in 2008, or voted for the pipe dean of change, need to realize this is on you!

    Comment by Steve | June 28, 2012

  4. Steve, it can be repealed in the Senate without a filibuster-proof majority, since it’ll be considered budgetary like ObamaCare was ruled to be. If it’s budgetary, it can’t be filibustered.

    The problem, though, is precedent. Sure, we can repeal OBamaCare. But now ANY time the feds want to tax behavior and choices and FORCE you to buy a product, they can. The SCOTUS ruling today affirms that power. Surreal and scary times, friends.

    Comment by crushliberalism | June 28, 2012

  5. I went ballistic when I first heard of this decision this morning. Not good for my blood pressure for sure. Upon further review and reading an article by Eric Ericcson on his blog, I have calmed down a little.
    I invite all to read the article for further enlightenment.
    One of the points Eric made was that this now hands the Repubs a crapload of ammunition for the November election re: Obamacare. O’care was the impetus for the 2010 election sweep in the House. It can be used as fodder to have the same results for the election in November 2012, if the Repubs will just grab it and make it one of the focal points, along with the economy,
    Justice Roberts may be playing a longer game than us mere mortals. As Eric said, “we are playing poker, he(Roberts) is playing chess).
    Liberalism is a serious mental disorder.

    Comment by Jules P. Guidry | June 28, 2012

  6. Crush, on the positive side, the precedent of limitations on the Commerce Clause is a good thing. It has been used by Line for decades to force crap down the states and people’s throats. Obamacare is officially a Tax now, so Dems can’t clime to have not raised taxes on the middle and lower classes. Lastly the Fed can’t force states to participate is a victory for the 10th amendment.

    Let me get back to the tax issue. The insistence by Obama that this is not a tax and then argue and win the constitutional argument on taxation will be great fodder for TV ads this summer and another example of Obama’s lies and hypocrisy.

    Comment by Steve | June 28, 2012

  7. Obamacare won the House for Republicans in 2010. They must use it likewise in 2012. If not, we are doomed to socialism, and they (Republicans) will have proved that they are not qualified to lead either, since they would be passing up on the chance to turn the people against Obamacare again.

    Comment by Kevin | June 28, 2012

  8. I must admit I don’t get how the individual mandate will work. Some people still won’t buy it, many of whom won’t file a return. Emergency room abusers with no intention of paying will still be there and hospitals won’t turn them away. So how is this going to work? Feel free to enlighten me.

    Comment by Alli | June 28, 2012

  9. Your understanding is correct, Alli. The IRS is going to hire 16,000 more agents to enforce compliance. I guess that’s good, because as the left has observed, “the private sector is doing fine” and what this economy really needs is more government workers.

    Prices of health insurance will NOT come down, as the health care providers and insurance companies aren’t simply going to eat the extra taxes, fees, and compliance costs…they’ll pass it on to consumers. If more people actually ARE covered by insurance, then the inescapable result will be more people flooding into doctors’ offices, which will result in longer wait times and less efficient care. It’ll be like Canada and England, where you have to wait 5 – 6 months for an MRI, because their patient load has exploded. But hey, at least we’ll ALL be waiting longer TOGETHER, right?

    Comment by crushliberalism | June 29, 2012

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