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Chief Justice Roberts, The Benevolent Arsonist.

Roberts has poured gas on the fire.  Intentionally.

This Obama Care ruling with Chief Justice Roberts at the center of it seems to me to be a blessing in disguise.

Let’s look at this in the simplest terms… which is the best way for me as I’m drunk most of the time.

1. The number one tactic on the Left to find legitimacy within the constitution for their schemes is removed.  The Commerce Clause has been and to this point was yet again offered up as authority for Leftists to force. Force anything they wanted… and they were hoping for a victory on Obamacare based on the “authority” of the Commerce Clause thus opening the door to making you do anything they wanted.  This use of the Commerce Clause has been emasculated.
They lost this now and for the future.  Justice Ginsburg is not happy about this…

2. Roberts opinion put’s Obama Care in the category of a tax. Nobody has yet been “harmed” by the tax as it has not kicked in yet. (It is my opinion that Roberts and many of us knew the Left, if losing the case, was going to repackage Socialized Medicine as a tax – just like Medicare – and push it that way. This would buy them another four years of legal wrangling all the while continuing to build their health care bureaucracy in the background where nobody see’s it. Yes, kind of like Iran and their nuclear program. The Socialists and the Theocrats are very similar in most ways.)

But now that it is a tax… and declared as such by all parties… the second it kicks in and “harms” somebody, the suits will start flying. Only this new challenge will have happened much faster than the Liberals would have wanted. Remember, like any good drug dealer you don’t have a solid customer until their hooked, which takes a little time, and that’s what the Liberals have openly stated.

3. Since it is a tax… it lands squarely back into the hands of Congress and our duly elected representatives who are up for election in 120 days more or less.  Hmmm…

4.  The court has reinforced the states right to not participate.  The court has reinforced the ability for the states not to proceed with the Medicaid expansion without retribution.  The Left does not like this either…  Socialism has no room for State’s rights and the 10th Amendment.

I think Roberts knew exactly what he was doing in the name limited government contrary to popular belief. But I seem to run contrary at times.

It appears to me that he has pushed this to a fight.  He has accelerated what he knew would otherwise be a long drawn out exercise to the benefit of the Socialized Medicine crowd.  He has also opened a multi-front war on this program combined with the right amount of governing philosophy required to report on it.  Who knows, may be the American people will learn something over the next few years.  May be not.

I will always stand tall to be corrected…  we’ll see.

None of you will remember what I’ve stated here in two years anyway.

(From exactly Two years ago… originally posted 062912)

ref: The John Roberts Dart Board

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It’s Not A Tax!

OK… the only legitimacy Obamacare enjoys is if it’s a tax, but it’s NOT A TAX.

So Stop saying it!  STOP IT!  STOP IT!  STOP IT!

It’s a Penalty, tax… thingy.
It’s kind of a tax with a small “t”, like the income tax if you don’t capitalize the “i” but completely different… in every way.  totally.
Yes, the IRS collects and enforces the Obamacare non-tax under the tax code and yes the only reason Obamacare is remotely constitutional is if it is a tax but… It’s NOT A TAX!.. Idiot.

Anyway… everyone knows that raising taxes, no… non-taxes, no… penalties.  Right, everyone knows that raising penalties increases private sector growth and makes 20-year olds billionaires.  The Clinton supporters have been telling us this for years.

So, the largest tax penalty increase in the history of the world is exactly what we need right now. Nothing else could spur growth and confidence in the future of our economy like a new non-tax penalty so large it is impossible for the human mind to comprehend.

But wait! There’s more!
Not only do you get all the good news and ultimate satisfaction of having MORE of your money removed from your possession by force… you get the added benefit of the dumbing down of one of the greatest medical systems in the world! (Might I remind you of the artificial heart, bone replacements, artificial blood, organ transplants, cutting edge neuroscience and brain mapping, genome mapping etc.) These things are not springing forth from the Socialist Utopias of Cuba or North Korea.

So just say “Yes We Can!” destroy superior medical care and future medical innovation.

“Yes We Can!” deter the best and brightest from viewing medicine as a way to put their kids through private school.

“Yes We Can!” make sure the multiple, competitive, legally liable, private insurance companies wont have the power to deny us care by instead giving that power to a small centralized board of unanswerable nepotistic political cronies.

“Yes We Can!”

Remember, it wont be fair until we all have crappy health care.  (Except for the Rich who will have all the current treatments and more!  They will enjoy a separate “private” level of amazing health care inaccessible to you just like in Socialist Utopian Europe.  And… the full effect of Socialized Medicine will take 20 years to feel since most doctors are trapped in their professions, but the “new” aspiring ones aren’t and will find a more lucrative way to apply their genius. Isn’t this great?!)

You get what your ability to reason leads you to.  So, what you deserve.  Unfortunately your decision effects the rest of us.

Do the rest of us a favor and try a little harder.