Supreme Court

There are 14 comments on the ABC News story from Jun 28, 2012, titled Supreme Court. In it, ABC News reports that:

The big day has come for the president's health care law. The Supreme Court hands down its verdict on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at 10 a.m. ET.

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harvey

Columbus, OH

#1 Jun 28, 2012
Aaand the decision IS:

The individual mandate survives. It's a tax. It's Constitutional. Roberts joins the 'liberal' members.

“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#3 Jun 28, 2012
Roberts is a sold out to Obama who was able to push America to anarchy and chaos. The American people do not need health care as another tax on the rich while the middle class pay nothing. Roberts who sold Arizona to the terrorists and invader drug dealer did it again when he decided that Obama care is a tax. What a disgraceful supreme court politician called Roberts. The American people will stand up to the communist dictator Obama and his puppet loser Roberts in the despicable and disgraceful Supreme Court that push America down to self destruction and anarchy.

“Liberal and proud of it.”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#4 Jun 28, 2012
Yes! So happy... this almost makes up for the Arizona ruling.

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#5 Jun 28, 2012
harvey wrote:
Aaand the decision IS:
The individual mandate survives. It's a tax. It's Constitutional. Roberts joins the 'liberal' members.
John Roberts is proving to be one useless f*ck.

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#6 Jun 28, 2012
If any liberal ever says this court is too conservative, they better look at this ruling.

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#8 Jun 28, 2012
Chief Justice Roberts appears to be growing into the role of Supreme Court Chief Justice. It's good to see him mature in his thinking...

Since: Feb 12

chicago

#9 Jun 28, 2012
It's also a tax' repeal the law now!!!! I wonder if Arizona is thinking about getting out of the union?

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#10 Jun 28, 2012
Richard Guerra wrote:
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The SCOTUS ruling based its decision on the power of Congress to regulate commerce and taxation. This is not a con or lib issue.
The complaint from liberals has been the court is too conservative.
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For all practical purposes, the Commerce clause will now regulate all future freedoms.

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#13 Jun 28, 2012
Hug a right winger today. It's the humane thing to do...

“OUCH”

Since: Mar 07

Russell Springs, KY

#14 Jun 28, 2012
Jeff Brightone wrote:
Roberts is a sold out to Obama who was able to push America to anarchy and chaos. The American people do not need health care as another tax on the rich while the middle class pay nothing. Roberts who sold Arizona to the terrorists and invader drug dealer did it again when he decided that Obama care is a tax. What a disgraceful supreme court politician called Roberts. The American people will stand up to the communist dictator Obama and his puppet loser Roberts in the despicable and disgraceful Supreme Court that push America down to self destruction and anarchy.
There is no middle class anymore,imo.

“Music Soothes the Beast”

Since: Feb 10

Subterranean Studio

#15 Jun 29, 2012
Supreme Court pretends that money can’t corrupt politicians
http://www.vindy.com/news/2012/jun/27/supreme...
The court was asked to take another look in the context of a 100-year-old Montana law that was written not as a hypothetical response to the unhealthy influence of corporate money on politics, but as a real-life solution to the influence copper mining companies then exerted in state politics. In 1899, when state legislatures elected U.S. senators, William Andrews Clark, one of the state’s “copper kings” secured a U.S. Senate seat by bribing state lawmakers.

Copperhead Road -Steve Earle

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#17 Jun 29, 2012
Call it a tax or a penalty, either way we'll pay more.

Since: Dec 09

Westford, MA

#19 Jul 14, 2012
It was the Obama administration that argued that ObamaCare penalties were merely taxes. The Supreme Court was foolish enough to buy that argument.

When the 16th Amendment was corruptly declared ratified, and brought us the federal income tax, it brought potentially unlimited, tyrannical power to the federal government. Despite the progressive/fascist zeitgeist of the era, however, it is unlikely that voters and state legislators at the time intended for the federal income tax to be used to erect any deeper a slavery than that entailed in seizing income -- allegedly not to be greater than 3%.

Who, then, among the vast majority of the populace, expected that the income tax would be used to bully people around, to micromanage the lives of individual citizens? But over time, that is what has happened. The income tax has been used to promote marriage; to divorce health insurance from its users; to misdirect investment; to push urban sprawl (mortgage-interest deductions); and has opened a Pandora's box, loosing a plague of other incentives, mostly witlessly destructive.

So, there was plenty of precedent for the Supreme Court to agree with the Obama administration that their penalties were merely taxes.

But the Supreme Court should've begun to take a stand against the absolute tyranny of the federal income tax. They should've said yes, that ObamaCare was intended as tax-and-spend, but that there are limits on the conditions under which taxes must be or may not be paid. They didn't. They supported an intensification of the socialism that had already greatly damaged healthcare in the US.

Socialism cannot exist, in practice, without lies; in nearly every case in which government intervenes in the economy, beyond protecting people from theft, assault (including certain kinds of pollution), and fraud, it is destructive. The US Supreme Court allowed the lies that were used to promote ObamaCare, such as the claim that infant mortality was worse in the US than elsewhere, to stand a little while longer.

And the US Supreme Court smashed the illusion that the fascist majority that brought us the Kelo decision -- in which large corporations were permitted to bribe government to steal land for their private gain -- was gone.

It has taken many atrocious decisions by the US Supreme Court to bring this country to its knees. But it is important to recall that at the time of this country's founding, there were two schools of legal thought. The school enslaved to precedent, championed by Adams, won out over the school devoted to original intent, championed by Jefferson.

Nothing in the US Constitution prevents correcting that error.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#20 Jul 15, 2012
TDavidHudson wrote:
It was the Obama administration that argued that ObamaCare penalties were merely taxes. The Supreme Court was foolish enough to buy that argument.

When the 16th Amendment was corruptly declared ratified, and brought us the federal income tax, it brought potentially unlimited, tyrannical power to the federal government. Despite the progressive/fascist zeitgeist of the era, however, it is unlikely that voters and state legislators at the time intended for the federal income tax to be used to erect any deeper a slavery than that entailed in seizing income -- allegedly not to be greater than 3%.

Who, then, among the vast majority of the populace, expected that the income tax would be used to bully people around, to micromanage the lives of individual citizens? But over time, that is what has happened. The income tax has been used to promote marriage; to divorce health insurance from its users; to misdirect investment; to push urban sprawl (mortgage-interest deductions); and has opened a Pandora's box, loosing a plague of other incentives, mostly witlessly destructive.

So, there was plenty of precedent for the Supreme Court to agree with the Obama administration that their penalties were merely taxes.

But the Supreme Court should've begun to take a stand against the absolute tyranny of the federal income tax. They should've said yes, that ObamaCare was intended as tax-and-spend, but that there are limits on the conditions under which taxes must be or may not be paid. They didn't. They supported an intensification of the socialism that had already greatly damaged healthcare in the US.

Socialism cannot exist, in practice, without lies; in nearly every case in which government intervenes in the economy, beyond protecting people from theft, assault (including certain kinds of pollution), and fraud, it is destructive. The US Supreme Court allowed the lies that were used to promote ObamaCare, such as the claim that infant mortality was worse in the US than elsewhere, to stand a little while longer.

And the US Supreme Court smashed the illusion that the fascist majority that brought us the Kelo decision -- in which large corporations were permitted to bribe government to steal land for their private gain -- was gone.

It has taken many atrocious decisions by the US Supreme Court to bring this country to its knees. But it is important to recall that at the time of this country's founding, there were two schools of legal thought. The school enslaved to precedent, championed by Adams, won out over the school devoted to original intent, championed by Jefferson.

Nothing in the US Constitution prevents correcting that error.
Dead on!

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