yes, this individual mandate is pernicious
YOU KNEW WHAT WAS IN THIS BILL
it will surely be taken on at the congressional level in the next session
whoever assails it, especially if he or she wins, is sure to PROFIT prodigiously, politically speaking, of course
so, we have movements of resistance breaking out all over, on every conceivable level
on the ground, we see SEVENTY TWO percent shouting show me
in the courts, there's the two dozen or so AG's, headed heroically this week by virginia's ken cuccinelli
the district judge allowed virginia's challenge to proceed
but more, the language used by judge hudson was very revealing of his disposition
the white house repeatedly denied in public that the mandate was a tax but once the issue arrived in court the admin, for legal heft, had to reverse itself
the judge appears inclined to look at the mandate as a PENALTY and not a tax
but most heavily, hudson examined the commerce clause, obama's resort and justification
more accurately, hudson studied the relationship of the clause to the fed's ambitious reach out to tap all americans to buy a very expensive product they don't want by virtually merely of their being living, breathing americans
if the commerce clause can be used to accomplish this, the judge pondered, what can't the clause be used to justify?
the electorate is agitated, we've got some movement in the courts, we've got sure legislative rewards once the house is realigned
we've got the parliamentary procedure of defunding, sure to come
did you see abc's and ap's breakdown of the new obamacare yesterday?
jack cafferty on cnn ran with it---68 grant programs, 47 new bureaucracies, 29 demo or pilot programs, 6 regulatory bodies, 6 racial review agencies...
fine---YOU KNEW WHAT WAS IN THIS BILL
but, the rub---there's no staffing authority, some of these bodies are well defined in the 2000 pages, others are simply mentioned...
getting this leviathon up and running is a nitemare, bloomberg called it "impossible"
millions of americans are going to have to change plans, millions more are being dumped on medicaid (already anorexically underfunded), medicare advantage is zeroed out...
the reason obama promoted dr berwick to med czar via recess appointment is cuz the admin simply cannot allow these ugly realities to be aired
but they will be anyway
it's all on drudge!
party on, progressives