And? It "works" only because we have permitted our elected representatives to subordinate themselves to the will of an unelected and unaccountable court. People like me say this is a perversion of constitutional republic. Your perception of the general welfare clause completely flips the intent of the founding fathers on it's head. Your perverse view on the Constitution results in unlimited national authority, which is explicitly contradicted by the views of the founding fathers.And yet the health care law still exists, as does every other form of welfare that Congress has passed in the last 80 odd years. Interesting how that works.
Are you really going to argue that the founding fathers did not have the intent of limiting the power of the national government? Our views on the founding fathers is accurate. You and others like you are the ones perverting it to suit your political preferences.It's interesting how the reality doesn't match up to your ideology and views on the founding fathers.
Bzzzzz, irrelevant.Also, why did ol' Thomas Jefferson do a 180 on his views of limiting the federal government when it was his turn to be president? And since when is Madison the "father of the Constitution"?
Wow! My goodness! What do you have against liberty? Oooops, my bad...it interferes with your inability to impose your preferences on others.Good luck on getting your Constitutional Amendment passed to limit the powers of the Federal Government
I recall this started out as an exercise to correct the crisis of nearly 50 - 60 million uninsured people and with Obama promising if we liked our current plans we could stay on them.32 million more people covered and 9 million people who might have to change insurance
And we end up a little more than of that crisis, errr, I guess it wasn't much of a crisis, addressed and neatly 10 million people having to change their plans despite Obama's year long promise to the contrary.
Yet, you have no problem with this...oh yeah, my bad, it imposes your preferences on the rest of us. So what's next? You coming in to inspect my cabinets and fridge to ensure that I'm not eating whatever you think it is I shouldn't eat? I mean, the fed govt has that power, right?
And his party will get hammered. Nearly 80% of Americans, according to a recent Fox News poll, prefer to see Obamacare repealed or substantially changed.because their employers would prefer to pay a penalty than look out for their well being. Hm...yup I think this is something Obama will have no problem taking responsibility for in the end.
Despite our elected representatives voting this, this does not translate into popular support.
It was an exercise of raw political power. Why don't you have a problem with brining legislators, unions, and corporations?