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Supremes screw up…

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So mandatory purchase is unconstitutional under the commerce clause and the “right and necessary” clause,  but as long as SCOTUS buys the Obama Administration’s argument that what His Oneness himself swore was not in any way,  shape or form a tax,  is actually a tax,  it’s constitutional as a tax.  But that seems to be a violation of the equal protection clause,  as a number of labor unions and other favored groups have already been exempted from ObamaCare.

The only bright spot is that the fools on the hill ruled that the Obama Administration could not take away existing Medicare/Medicaid funds of states who did not sign up  to hugely expand their programs.

I’m going to be busy looking for a website which posts a form for request of waiver.  Maybe if we bury HHS under a pile of 5 or 6 million of them,  it will have some good effect.

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June 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm

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Walking out?

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Will the Congressional Black Caucus  really walk out  during the contempt vote on Attorney General Eric Holder?   Probably,  as they view it as much better for them politically to hold a press conference rather than telling the American people that an AG refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas is fine with them because he’s black.

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June 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm

ObamaCare forecast…

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No,  not mine,  but all the pundits who  initially predicted the  law would be upheld by 8 to 1.

My prediction  is that the mandatory purchase clause will be struck down 5 to 4.   If the justices actually follow the rule of law,  something which they’ve had trouble doing for a few years,  they will say that since the Affordable Health Care Act contained no provision stating that any portion struck down would not affect the remainder of the law,  the whole nasty ObamaCare package is consigned to the circular file.

Meanwhile,  Democrats  are fundraising  as if they will lose on this issue.   You can read what others think here,   and here,  and  the warning  His Oneness gave.

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June 28, 2012 at 9:13 am

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