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You said,“The individual mandate is constitutional because of powers granted to Congress under the General Welfare Clause and the Commerce Clause.” Lie or ignorant?
The mandate is no longer, NOW the IRS takes it from you if you don’t have health insurance, effectively removing the responsibility from the citizen and allowing government to do it.
I know the tea party handbook for dummy's won't tell you the TRUTH but here it is:
General Welfare Clause/Commerce Clause. The power to tax and spend for general welfare is one of the broadest powers in the Constitution. Experts, including the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service and Mark A. Hall of Wake Forest, agree that requiring individuals to have health insurance by levying a tax and using the revenue to fund health benefits is well within the rights of Congress granted by the Constitution. And was deemed Constitutional on June 28, 2010 by the Supreme Court by a vote of 5-4
Therefore the Affordable Care Act is by all means CONSTITUTIONAL and not Socialistic in any manner as our Constitution is not a Socialistic economic tool.
Twist and distort to your little hearts content but America wins and Country loving Patriots WIN
tea party societal rejects LOSE