"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Roe v. Wade is still viewed by some as illegitimate after more than forty years. What will happen now on the right is the delegitimation of Obamacare in the minds of the conservative half of the country. Increased costs and decreased quality in health care will fuel the fires of delegitimization.
There are going to be glitches and problems that will invariably develop in Obamacare as it is implemented. It won't be possible to repair these problems legislatively. So President Obama will act outside the law and attempt repairs by executive order. This in turn does violence to the Constitutional Doctrine of checks and balances.
No, they still can't pass laws violating the Constitution. So for example, they couldn't tax me for not buying a Bible.This is reach is much further than anything they've ever done. They've just said that the commerce clause & necessary & proper clause are completely irrelevant. That they can pass any law they want, so long as the punishment is only a tax.
Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
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Not accurate. He promised not to fund ACA with increased taxs and yet created a new tax.first its "Obama broke his promise not to raise taxes on the middle-class".
That's exactly what the Individual mandate tax does.now its "Obama broke his promise to not raise taxes on everyone that can't or won't afford health insurance, middle-class or not".
Whether they go up or down is irrelevant. He emphatically claimed "No new taxs to support ACA"Obama has slightly raised the yearly taxes of folks who don't have and refuse to buy health insurance, whether they be billionaires or lower middle-class. Those taxes will go down as soon as they buy insurance or get a job that includes it.
Ignoring reality to fit your partisanship is what is absurd.suggesting that this can be considered a tax-increase on the middle-class, is intellectually absurd.
I really hear your concern. Here are some sites I found that are looking for donations.
Giving of your money and your time is a good way to live.
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I would chat with her when I'm feeling particularly snarky, but I wouldn't ever call her on the phone.
"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith