Let me pose another scenario since the people celebrating seemed to have ignored my earlier statements:
Let's say big bad corporation x comes by and says "Hey congress, we elected you guys, we need you to pass a bill requiring people to buy our product!" So congress goes and says "Hey, okay, you did get us elected after all. Hmm, well we can't force people into commerce per say. Oh, I know, lets just follow the ACA and tax those who don't buy it!"
Anyone want to explain to me how the supreme court DIDN'T just rule that this is fair game and totally constitutional? What better motivation to sell your product then fear of destitution.
Last edited by Republic Now!; 06-28-12 at 11:55 AM.
One who makes himself a worm cannot complain when tread upon.
Was today's decision a defeat for Conservatives? Not necessarily, and here's why. What would definitely have been ruled Constitutional would have been to put EVERYBODY in the US under Medicare, thus giving us a system just like Canada's. Medicare is already settled law, and the only thing that would have to be done is merely changing the age from 65 to 0. Obamacare may be upon us, but it could have been a lot worse, had the Democrats pushed for a change in Medicare and won.
Conservatives should not see todays ruling as either a victory or as a defeat. It's more like a tie in a football game, which is tantamount to having to kiss your sister. Liberals should see it the same way, since if they got what they wanted, Canada's system would be America's system too. And yes, today's ruling is an ugly looking sister too.
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The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
Go look it up.I don't believe you.
You are using the technique of those you hate?Al Sharpton tells us that resentment is a perfectly legitimate basis for political organization.
Yep, and we see your form.That's right, but there are different forms of populism.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman