IPAB now stands. It is a government-within-a-government, 15 member panel, answerable only to Obama and Sebelius. There is no judicial recourse – YOU CAN”T SUE! They will make all healthcare decisions and rulings based on money and politics. This is rationing on steroids.
The real estate 3.8% tax stands. The $800bn in taxes – many on the middle class – stands. It is the largest tax levied in the history of the world and Obama lied when he said it was not a tax.
The Supreme Court enshrined the right of the government to tax us ad infinitum while striking down the right to do it under the commerce clause. They have thrown it back to us – the people – to decide.
It’s not a tax according to Obama yet he fought for it as a tax –
By 2030, it will be 100% of the GDP.
The IRS will now hound you to pay for Sandra Fluke’s contraceptives and any abortions she chooses to have. The IRS rules! They are more powerful than the people.
Catholics, Evangelicals, Conservative Jews will now pay for abortions. Abortion is now a right we have to pay for – it’s in Obamacare.
The government can tax you $10000 for every gun you own. They can tax your Big Macs out of existence.
The government can make you buy broccoli and Chevy Volts. They can make you pay for anything, tax you endlessly for everything. This is tyranny!
From my friend Billye Westmoreland, DANIEL 11:20
“HIS SUCCESSOR WILL SEND OUT A TAX COLLECTOR TO MAINTAIN THE ROYAL SPLENDOR. IN A FEW YEARS, HOWEVER, HE WILL BE DESTROYED, YET NOW IN ANGER OR IN BATTLE.”
From my friend Stephanie Kaiser, “I WILL NOT COMPLY .”
From my friend Patrick Murphy, ”One World, One Mind, One Opinion”
From a lib on twitter, he’s thrilled and wants it to be single payer with insurance for anyone who wanders across our country’s borders (do we have borders?). The government can now do what the lib on twitter wants.
Good news in all this – the states cannot be forced to expand Medicaid and they cannot have their funding withdrawn if they opt out. The states gain more from opting out. Unfortunately, that will cause the states to switch the costs to the exchanges and the money will then come from the U.S. taxpayer at great expense.
More good news – the decision was not done under the commerce clause which would have been even worse.
Breitbart – “…Georgetown University law professor Randy Barnett, who the Washington Post recently referred to as “perhaps the key legal thinker developing the case against the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate,” issued a brief but pointed statement on the Supreme Court’s decision today that largely affirmed the Obamacare legislation.
Today’s decision validates our claim that a Congressional power to compel that all Americans engage in commerce was a constitutional bridge too far. By rewriting the law to make it a “tax,” the Court has now thrown ObamaCare into the political process where the People will decide whether this so-called “tax” will stand. And the People will also decide whether future Supreme Court nominees will pledge to enforce the Constitution’s restrictions on the power of Congress…”
Michael Patrick Leahy, author
This is a great day for the big tax and spend liberals and a bad day for freedom.