... not really surprised by the decision... i figured it would go the other way on the mandate, but meh, i'm not surprised...SCOTUS tends to be perfectly fine with growing government.
what does surprise me is the left's new found love and adoration for corporations...specifically health insurance corporations (of which there are precious few)
this is a pretty solid victory for Obama and the left.... in a number of ways.
they get healthcare coverage for a lot of Americans
they get a new tax
they get a substantial tax increase for the rich.
they get mandated mediocrity ( socialist will love that one)
and now the " we can force you to do whatever we want" argument gets a ton stronger ( authoritarians will love this one in particular)
overall, i'm not happy.... but other than having to look for new and exciting ways to lower my tax burden( what?, you thin people are just gonna take a substantial tax increase laying down?.. think again), it won't affect me much.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville