What will the ruling be?







Democrats sought to take the offensive on healthcare Wednesday, a day before a landmark Supreme Court decision on President Obama’s signature legislative achievement.



41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 09:40:47



  2. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 09:44:36


  3. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 09:54:43

    STEPHANOPOULOS: That may be, but it’s still a tax increase.

    OBAMA: No. That’s not true, George. The — for us to say that you’ve got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase. What it’s saying is, is that we’re not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore than the fact that right now everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance. Nobody considers that a tax increase. People say to themselves, that is a fair way to make sure that if you hit my car, that I’m not covering all the costs.



    • Kim
      Jun 28, 2012 @ 09:57:41

      ADDED: Romney has at least 3 big arguments:

      1. Obama imposed a huge new tax on working people.

      2. Obama deceived the American people by saying it was not a tax, when it was.

      3. The law made it look like money would go to insurance companies — in the form of new premiums — that would keep premiums low as the companies were required to take on people with pre-existing conditions, but now we find out that the money is really going to go to the federal government


    • Sherry
      Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:12:04

      Shit! Yes! I said that! I KNEW all along he was modeling this after the mandated auto insurance here in Illinois. Not a completely bad thing but rates went up! I thought the SCOTUS could use common sense and see that this is forcing people to have health insurance. The poor just got poorer and more poor added to the ranks. Look for your health insurance to go up in price!


  4. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:07:07

    the President clearly had no idea what was actually being discussed. From Time, September 2009:

    Would there be an individual mandate?
    Yes. Beginning in 2013, individuals would be required to have health insurance. Individuals and families who do not have insurance for more than three months in a given year would be subject to an annual excise tax of $750 and $1,500, respectively, if their income is below 300% of the federal poverty line (or $66,150 for a family of four). Tax penalties for individuals and families with incomes above that would be $950 and $3,800. The excise tax would be waived for Native Americans and individuals and families whose health-insurance costs would be more than 10% of their annual income.

    A quick look at Thomas shows that Time was right, the President was wrong.



  5. Sherry
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:31:26

    You know, if this was a state by state issue I’d have no problem whatsoever. Now, under the Commerce clause, ANY commerce can be mandated! Welcome to the United Socialist States of America. And I don’t think Romney will do what he should to repeal this-just because this ruling is a blank check for future presidents to force their ideals on us. Who wants less power if they are a political hack?


  6. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:34:21


  7. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:38:28


  8. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:40:16


  9. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:41:05


  10. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:46:36


    • Kim
      Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:47:56

      First, the health insurance reform bill being considered in the Senate does not raise taxes on families making less than $250,000 – in fact it is a substantial net tax cut for American families. The bill being considered represents a substantial net tax cut for middle income families. According to the independent Joint Committee on Taxation, the bill will provide nearly $450 billion in individual income tax cuts over the next 10 years.


  11. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 11:21:26


  12. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 11:26:25


  13. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 12:20:35

    RGA Chairman Bob McDonnell said, “Today’s ruling crystallizes all that’s at stake in November’s election. The only way to stop Barack Obama’s budget-busting health care takeover is by electing a new president. Barack Obama’s health care takeover encapsulates his presidency: Obamacare increases taxes, grows the size of government and puts bureaucrats over patients while doing nothing to improve the economy.”



  14. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 12:21:30


  15. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 12:27:36

    With the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare, the issue now shifts to the elected branches of government and raises this question: Will the intense opposition dissipate or will it lead to a fervent new effort to repeal the liberal health care law?



  16. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 12:33:15

    For opponents of Obamacare, there is hope. And not even unrealistic hope.

    Obamacare can mostly be repealed if three things happen this year: Republicans keep the House, Republicans pick up the Senate, and Mitt Romney is elected president.



  17. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 12:47:46


  18. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 13:00:44

    “The United States Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by extending the power of the United States Congress to tax Americans’ behavior. This is a sad day for Americans, as they will be taxed to pay for benefits they may not need or want as part of the insurance they are forced to buy. With this decision, Congress has been granted infinite taxation power, and there are no longer any limits on what the federal government can tax its citizens to do.

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will hit the middle class especially hard, as hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost as businesses try to avoid the penalties and costs created by the healthcare law. The healthcare law will cost trillions of dollars, raise costs for employers and create huge incentives for them to drop health insurance.

    Benjamin Franklin did indeed state, ‘In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’ However, Dr. Franklin never envisioned the federal government would use its power of taxation to punish people for not purchasing health care. Today, individual sovereignty in America has been defeated.” -Congressman Allen West


  19. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 13:01:27

    “What’s important to remember is that what the Court rules on is whether something is constitutional or not, not whether it’s a good idea. And while the Court has said that the law is constitutional, it remains a bad idea for our economy, and I hope that in the fall we will have a majority here that will not just repeal this law, but replace it with real solutions that will insure more people and cost a lot less money.”-U.S. Senator Marco Rubio


  20. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 14:22:28

    Limbaugh said on the air that the American people were “deceived,” calling the Affordable Care Act a “lie.”

    “What has been upheld here is fraud, and the Internal Revenue Service has just become Barack Obama’s domestic army,” he said, according to a transcript of his show. “We were deceived. Obamacare was a lie. It was a stealth tax on all Americans, and nobody knew it until today. Not officially.”



  21. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 15:14:38

    While we are disappointed in the ruling, as I discussed on Tammy Radio, declaring ObamaCare a tax opens up many new avenues with which to kill it. It also is a gift to Romney for campaign rhetoric, and will help him further define his campaign. Now, consider the other dynamic at play here–the nature of the Commerce Clause. This is one of many piece if good news from this decision which I hope will help you channel your current anger into impackful organizing for a Romney victory and conservatives taking the whole of Congress. From Slate.



  22. Kim
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 19:00:17


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