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Jun 29 2012

ObamaCare Will Inflict Vast Array of Tax Increases

Despite the absurd ruling by turncoat Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Junta, the individual mandate is a power grab, not a tax — not that there is any shortage of taxes in ObamaCare, as Americans for Tax Reform documents:

1. Excise tax on charitable hospitals ($50,000 per hospital hike).
2. Codification of the “economic substance doctrine” ($4.5 billion tax hike).
3. “Black liquor” tax hike ($23.6 billion hike).
4. Tax on innovator drug companies ($2.3 billion).
5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield tax hike ($400 million).
6. Tax on indoor tanning services ($2.7 billion).
7. Medicine cabinet tax ($5 billion).
8. HSA withdrawal tax hike ($1.4 billion).
9. Employer reporting of insurance on W2.
10. Surtax on investment income ($123 billion).
11. Hike in Medicare payroll tax ($86.8 billion).
12. Tax on medical device manufacturers ($20 billion).
13. Raise haircut for medical itemized deduction ($15.2 billion).
14. Special needs kids tax ($13 billion).
15. Elimination of tax deduction for employer-provided retirement Rx drug coverage.
16. Annual executive compensation limit for health insurance executives ($600 million).
17. Individual mandate excise “tax” (actually, this one is a penalty).
18. Employer mandate tax.
19. Tax on health insurers ($60.1 billion).
20. Excise tax on comprehensive health insurance plans ($32 billion).

In return for all the $billions upon $billions being looted from us, we get to watch vast armies of petty tyrant bureaucrats cut us off from our healthcare system.

Ramming ObamaCare down the country’s throat despite mass public resistance is the Manchurian Moonbat’s only achievement of any significance whatsoever. He ran on the incessantly repeated promise that he would not raise taxes “one dime” on 98% of Americans. That is, he ran on a brazen lie. Yet there are people who would vote for him again.

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On a tip from TheWrightWing.

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  • Kevin R.

    It’s not a mandate, it’s a tax! It’s not a tax, it’s free stuff! It’s not free stuff, it’s a right! It’s not a right, it’s an obligation! It’s not an obligation, it’s a privilege! It’s not a privilege, it’s a mandate!

  • 762×51

    John Roberts is a traitor of the worst order. His name is to be scorned and vilified throughout history. Roberts is an enemy of United States on a level equal only to Comrade Chairman Obama. John Roberts has allowed America to become a totalitarian Communist country and for such evil there is no pain great enough, no punishment sufficient to repay his crime. Because of John Roberts hundreds of thousands of people are going to die in a war to regain their freedom.

    John Roberts is one of the most despicable humans to ever have lived on Earth. He cannot die soon enough or in in enough pain to suit me.

  • Alan

    Rush yesterday said that the scotus ruling means that health insurance premiums are a tax, which I initially thought, too.

    Now I think it’s the penalty that becomes the tax. So every legal resident is now subject to the penalty/tax up front. You avoid the tax by having proof of health insurance. Am I wrong about this?

    That penalty/tax will get baked in to the federal tax code. Everybody has to file, even if it’s just show proof of insurance. Homeless guy with zero income: insured, owes $0; uninsured, owes $695, please see the nice IRS agents to arrange payment.

  • Jimbo

    This is going to be a tremendous circus … whom do you think will be ensnarled in the backlash of bureaucracy? The idiots on the left, the bottom feeders who are personally irresponsible and use their vote to gin up freebies for themselves from corrupt politicians … they will be in violation from the get go .. they will not file and they will clog the system and create a nightmarish backlash, the overhead will be steep …

    Again, I say I’d like to see the USA split in half, the libs can have half and we conservatives can take the other half … then we can close OUR borders …

  • Alan

    OK, my homeless guy example was wrong. Here’s a fair description of the penalty/tax. It includes some notes from Robert’s opinion:

    http://factcheck.org/2012/06/how-much-is-the-obamacare-tax/

  • St. Gilbert

    It is also the largest expansion of abortion since Roe. The law installs a covert abortion premium mandate that weaves every American into the abortion industry and the ever-expanding culture of death.

    “The wind is up above the world before a twig on the tree has moved. So there must always be a battle in the sky before there is a battle on the earth. Since it is lawful to pray for the coming of the kingdom, it is lawful also to pray for the coming of the revolution that shall restore the kingdom. It is lawful to hope to hear the wind of Heaven in the trees. It is lawful to pray, ‘Thine anger come on earth as it is in Heaven.’” –GK Chesterton

    Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done.
    Veni Sancte Spiritus

  • Tchhht!!

    Alan says: June 29, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I am sure that homeless bums will be exempted the same way the bums in congress and the white house are.

  • Louisiana Steve

    How about we repeal it so we don’t have to see what’s in it.

  • Tchhht!!

    Alan says: June 29, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Ah ha, I was right:

    “But there are exemptions for low-income persons and others.”

    The “others” being the bums in congress and the white house.

  • Joe

    I want some congressman with balls to….oh shit. That’s never going to happen. I was going to say, propose a law requiring ALL Americans to be in this POS, including congress and the dope in the white house. He did say a thousand times “health care for ALL Americans” didn’t he? What he’s not an American?

  • WhereIsOurPinochet

    The moonbats think that the current economic crisis is Marx’s “crisis of capitalism,” that our “capitalist” system will soon collapse, resulting in revolutionary socialism. Obamacare is just a way of throwing a bone to the useful idiots, and paving the road, not for single-payer, but for communist single-PROVIDER healthcare.

    The moonbats are half right; the system (government + currency) IS going to collapse. But it will mean the END of unsustainable deficit socialism. Because the new monetary system that fills the vacuum of the collapsed USD will feature GOLD as the undisputed monetary reference point. This will FORCE austerity (revenues >= expenses) on the government. $1.1 TRILLION in largely welfare spending is going to VANISH.

    Prepare for a whole lot of pissed off, hungry, white-hating welfare boons coming to a street near you, armed with whatever they can get their hands on. Think Rwanda circa 1994. Have your weapons ready because you won’t be able to purchase them when it all goes up. There are no laws in a civil war, so shoot to kill.

  • Bob Roberts

    OOPS I accidentally posted this one in
    this thread.

    Sorry about the double post, Mr. Blount. Not trying to spam.

    In a previous thread at this space I started to slowly share some thoughts on the obamacare decision with you. Here I will continue that. Note that, like many of you, I was initially enraged and am now more or less bitterly disappointed that obamacare was allowed to stand. But there is a method to Roberts’ seeming madness, if you bother to calm down and consider things rationally as I believe I am beginning to do.

    Note that his underlying message is that he’s not going to be around forever and the only way to roll back advancing moonbattery is for us to wake up and start dealing with the messes we allow, by our election apathy, to come into being. I think he also gets it that this decision will light a fire in the bellies of some, at least, encouraging them to get more active, more involved, in making sure we clean up Congress and never again elect a complete loser like Obama. Because that is what it’s going to take.

    Rogers handed us a bitter pill and is forcing us to swallow it – but he’s really only waking us up to the fact that our Constitution is ours to lose and – because of our own failure to guard and protect it – that is exactly what is happening. Sure he looks like a rat right now, but I think, in time, we may have a new and more reasonable understanding of what he did – and why.

    Leading up to page 24 of his decision Roberts writes, correctly, that legislative actions and related judicial decisions have been slowly increasing the power of government. He focuses on the Commerce Clause due to the attempt to use and enlarge it in this case, outlining the idea that some believe it provides a path to unlimited government power perhaps, but then he slams that door shut, hard, on that thought, starting on page 24 with this:

    “…Congress has never attempted to rely on [the power given to it by the Commerce Clause] to compel individuals not engaged in commerce to purchase an unwanted product. Legislative novelty is not necessarily fatal; there is a first time for everything. But sometimes “the most telling indication of [a] severe constitutional problem… is the lack of historical precedent’ for Congress’ action.”

    He goes on to point out that while the Constitution grants congress the power to ‘regulate Commerce’, this presupposes existing economic activity which is for some reason in need of regulation. He points out, correctly, that, “If the power to ‘regulate’ something included the power to create it, many of the provisions in the Constitution would be superfluous.” Note, too, that where the Constitution allows for both the creation and regulation of something, as with money, both are mentioned. The Constitution expressly gives Congress the power to create (coin) and regulate money.

    Roberts continues by pointing out, in part in answer, apparently, to a false argument attempted by Ginsberg, to point out that where the Framers intended Congress to be able to compel action they specifically granted such powers to compel – this is in line with the clear intent of the Constitution to be a limiting document, not a grant of universal, unlimited power. The idea here, which socialists and statists hate, is that government only has the power we give it or allow it to take. Listen – Roberts is letting us know that we got ourselves into this mess and if we don’t wake up there’s nothing he or any court can do to get us out – it will only get worse!

    The truth of the Constitution being a document that limits power is something “liberal”/”progressive” moonbats do not understand. They seem to think of the Constitution as something completely different or, more accurately, they attempt to use all branches of government to make it so, but they do so improperly and illegally.

    Roberts is pointing out to us that the fix isn’t for him to undo what we’ve allowed Congress and Obama to do. The fix is to clean up Congress and the White House because, at the end of the day, the Supreme Court is just one of three EQUAL BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT and it cannot fix the rot we’ve allowed to creep into the other two branches – THAT IS UP TO US!

  • Alan

    I’m starting to suspect Robert’s opinion has the wisdom of Solomon. He’s pushing the whole mess back to the politicians and voters. With a wink he says it’s not the court’s role to strike down bad policy, only unconstitutional policy. Because it’s legislation (unlike, say Roe v. Wade), there’s a legislative remedy: repeal.

    By labeling the mandate penalty a tax, Roberts gives damning approval to Obamacare and walks away. We’ll have the satisfaction of finishing it off by voting out Obama and the Senate dem majority, leading to repeal. It’s just better this way.

    The mandate penalty is a tax and has been a tax all along. Roberts couldn’t overlook that. Dems tried really hard to disguise it; it was like passing gas with a case of diarrhea. Well, the sh*t is going to hit the fan now.

  • Jeff

    Now that the SCOUS, has ruled in a manner to the liking of antichrist Obama, I suspect he has a much different opinion of those “unelected” supreme court justices. I do concer justice Roberts (piss be on his name) is a traitor, and ought to be treated as such.

  • Aridog

    Thanks for this post …very helpful to ordinary people who are not dazzled by the PPACA, but are baffled by its bullshit.

    @Alan … the cited list and link to Factcheck.org both say one is exempt if their adjusted gross income doesn’t require filing an income tax return. It gets even more interesting in 2018 when a surtax on comprehensive health insurance plans (aka “Cadillac Plans”) that people are provided or buy outright it applied. In short, they get you coming or going, and intend both …. not about improving health care, but “leveling” health care to the lowest common denominator. Can’t get much more Communist than that…[Karl Marx paraphrased]: … from each according their means, to each according to their needs.

    Justice Stevens gone f’ing nuts:Roberts concluded that the penalty was not intended to be a criminal fine, because those who choose to pay it, rather than honor the mandate to obtain health insurance, would be in full compliance with the law.

    In other words, it is not a fine or penalty if you pay it, thus it is a tax. If you don’t pay it, you will be assessed a penalty by the IRS.

    You can’t create a semantic fallacy better than that one. Up is down, and you be screwed. I think Stevens caved in cowardice and gave us this jive ass finding as a result of that cowardice.

  • Bob Roberts

    From page 25 of Roberts’ written decision:

    ‘As expansive as our cases construing the scope of the commerce power have been, they all have one thing in common: They uniformly describe the power as reaching “activity”.’

    Divorce yourselves from your anger at the way this case was decided and read through the decision as I’ve done and am doing now for you all.

    The left is too busy gloating to understand how deeply they’ve been reamed by this.

  • Bob Roberts

    Alan says: June 29, 2012 at 11:37 am
    ———
    Go to the head of the class. Interestingly enough, earlier yesterday I mentioned how I felt that Roberts had so neatly and skillfully split the baby in half while allowing it to live.

    But, in the case of obamacare, I will admit that this is the first time I’ve actually been in favor of an abortion – of obamacare! But we need to do it through the legislature, not the courts, apparently.

  • Darkstar

    We must now ensure we elect Romney and take at least 51 in the Senate to remove this horrific bill…

    …but it was the correct ruling by the SCOTUS

    ObamaTax is ultimately nearly identical to
    ~ Unemployment Tax (Unemployment Insurance you are forced to buy in case you ever become unemployed and didnt save for a rainy day)
    ~ Medicare Tax (Medicare Insurance you are forced to buy in case you reach 65+ and didnt save enough to protect yourself)
    ~ Social Security Tax (Retirement Insurance you are forced to buy in case you become 65+ and didnt have a 401K)
    and ObamaTax was initially designed to be argued as a Tax. They only started to claim it was otherwise to get their own caucus to vote for it.

    We have allowed this Bill to stand with 70+ years of Socialism Creep. Roberts correctly reminded us that it is not the Courts job to stop our poor decisions, merely weigh them against historical reference.

    Congress HAD this “taxing inactivity” power on Monday, nothing was changed with the decision other then people are waking up to the world Democrats have spent years creating around them.

    We need to start taking down pillars if we want to ensure more dont pop-up. The remedy is to not only repeal ObamaTax but tell your Congressman we NEED to get SS privatized, we NEED to somehow create a private sector “unemployment insurance” market to replace Governments involvement and we NEED to figure out how to do something about Medicare. Otherwise these types of bills WILL keep being proposed…

  • Bob Roberts

    Aridog says: June 29, 2012 at 11:40 am
    ———–
    Good points – and once again this underlines both that Roberts is right about this actually being a tax AND how the Congress is abusing the power of government AND doing so in a despicable, dishonest way.

  • Bob Roberts

    Darkstar says: June 29, 2012 at 11:45 am
    ———-
    Unfortunately we probably need 60 in the Senate to really fix things and I can’t see that happening in 2012. I hope I’m wrong.

    But the way I’m seeing it play out is that we may get 51 then, in 4 years, the left will do nothing but obstruct, and will manage to blame it on the right, then in 2016 they will say “see, you gave them a chance and they didn’t do squat”.

  • Aridog

    My favorite incongruity in the Obama/Pelosi Care bag of crap: If the employer drops providing health insurance at what ever cost, the employer pays a “tax” for not providing said coverage (sounds like a penalty or fine to me, but what the hey…). Next, the employee is required to acquire coverage through whatever means he/she can muster, and if they don’t, they, alsomust pay a “tax” …in short, both employer and employee both pay penalty for non-performance. Non-performance is still the result.

    Best part!! …not a dime of the “tax” (penalty) revenue goes to health providers, not one thin dime.

  • Bob Roberts

    Darkstar says: June 29, 2012 at 11:45 am
    ———
    I see someone else is getting over their anger and “getting it”.

    I particularly like your discussion of the various “taxes” we already are forced to pay and your excellent point that this is just another one of those, though if you think about it, it’s a duplication of effort because , as you point out, we already pay for medicare.

  • Bob Roberts

    Aridog says: June 29, 2012 at 11:50 am
    Best part!! …not a dime of the “tax” (penalty) revenue goes to health providers, not one thin dime.
    —————-
    But of course – because if it did, it might actually bring down costs and you know the left needs to be able to continually complain about ‘rising health care costs’ so they can continue to give us their version of prostate exams to “fix it”.

  • millie

    “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”– Chief Justice John Roberts, p. 6, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvkK9JHshJ0

  • Aridog

    @Bob Roberts … I’ll acknowledge you have a point in the result of the ruling being worse for the left. Maybe. But, are you saying Roberts and the other conservatives couldn’t have just struck down the Act, period … due to both its deception, as well as its lack of a severability clause.

    Can the court not just over rule 2700+ pages of gibberish and nonsense per se? For example … if the “tax” for non-performance acquiring government defined minimum health insurance is not a penalty, then what is the surcharge levied (2018) on “cadillac plans” then? Is that a tax or penalty? PPACA says it can be up to 40% of the premium. In both cases, performance is not the remedy, just a penalty fee, once paid, erases the non-performance?

    I’ve got a neighbor down the block I can’t stand. Can I get a deal where I pay a “tax” that will absolve me of kicking his ass? No? Didn’t think so, but I certainly will be assessed a penalty and perhaps some jail time if I do perform … hence non-performance is the new norm.

    Agggghh. This whole thing makes me nuts. The politicfians and now the courts talk down to ordinary people, they are our betters you know.

    I’m inclined to think Stevens “splitting the baby” was a cop out. The “baby” is still alive, and deformed.

  • Ghost of FA Hayek
  • Darkstar

    @Bob Roberts,

    I actually wasnt really outraged at the decision as I kind of anticipated as such. I was instead relived that the Court refused to expand the Commerce Clause as Democrats so desperately wanted. THAT was the most important decision of yesterday because that was the aspect which would have longterm ramifications.

    But more importantly to this:
    “though if you think about it, it’s a duplication of effort because , as you point out, we already pay for medicare.”

    It would be the case if ObamaTax wasnt specifically designed to replace Medicare in the long run.

    ObamaTax guts Medicare’s financial legs while attempting to expand Medicaid. Luckily the Court ruled the States could resist this attempt to force them to take some of the financial hit of the expansion. But the idea was Medicare would eventually be replaced with a Medicaid-type offering from the Feds with Medicaid ideally keeping some of the financial burden off the Federal Budget for as long as the states could sustain themselves.

    Democrats know this will financially cause havoc, so they wanted to direct some of the anger onto the States “inability to sustain themselves” in the form of expanded Medicaid. Didnt work, and now the Feds will have the full brunt of an unsustainable ObamaTax failure on their hands to go along with the unsustainable SS system.

    So, if anyone out there knows someone on Medicare, INFORM THEM! Tell them ObamaTax is designed to replace Medicare with a Medicaid-like option everyone will be able to be on (and everyone will be on if private insurance falls, as they hope).

    Ask your neighbor if they would rather be on Medicare or medicaid – and if they say Medicare, TELL THEM Obama is trying to force the opposite!

    It is in YOUR HANDS people! Inform the masses!

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    Bob and Darkstar
    Thus far the only good I can possibly see is that it should fill Republican campaign coffers
    Whether 51 Senators and Romney in the POTUS chair even results in an actual repeal is pure speculation at this point.
    We have been let down in the past (see debt ceiling)
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/will-moderate-house-republicans-vote-protect-obamacare_634794.html
    And remember, voters will not feel the pain of this disaster till way past the next election
    Plenty of time for Democrats to hang this crown of thorns around Republican necks, and move on to single payer
    http://newmediajournal.us/indx.php/item/3354

  • michelle

    Not mentioned: his ruling energizes the conservative base and the independents both. It also takes away Obama’s claim it isn’t a tax. Thirdly, the progressives cannot energize their base withthe shrill cry of “see, conservatives want you to die wih no insurance coverage.”. Therefore, the leaches are placated into staying home on voting day. All the while insulating the Chief Justice from progressive attacks. Genius.

  • Bob Roberts

    Continuing on Roberts’ written opinion, page 30 (the space between 25 and 30 was essentially continued nailing down of this same point, from different angles):

    The Framers gave Congress the power to regulate commerce, not to compel it, and for over 200 years both our decisions and Congress’s actions have reflected this understanding. There is no reason to depart from that understanding now.

    Roberts point is that this is EXACTLY what Obama and the Democrats are trying to do. And we are at fault for letting them get into power, plus the only way to effectively stop it is that we have to take power from them.

    You see, Roberts understands that, at the end of the day, obamacare is only one way, even if it is perhaps the worst way, Obama and the Democrats have abused power and assaulted the Constitution. He is pointing out he would like to fix this for us, but he cannot. It is up to us. Apparently he feels, like a new and not yet trained puppy, we have to have our faces rubbed in it in order to learn that we need to change.

    I regretfully agree with him. Yeah, he could have went the other way, but then it would have energized the left and probably helped get Obama another term, or at least reduce the swing the other way that is desperately needed right now.

    Sometimes the only way to learn a lesson is through a painful and difficult process. So stop hating Roberts for just letting us know that if we don’t get our own acts together we’re going to regret it.

  • Bob Roberts

    michelle says: June 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    ———–
    Not mentioned? Then someone hasn’t been reading my posts (not all on this thread, but linked above).

  • Bob Roberts

    Ghost of FA Hayek says: June 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    ————–
    You are so right.

    Yes, the Democrats are not the only problem – many Republicans need to go, too. But my thinking is let’s get rid of the worst of the alligators in the swamp first then, if the Republican ones don’t take heed & shape up, there’s always 2014, 2016, 2020 and 2022 to go after them (depending on when they next come up for re-election). Take the long view. We didn’t allow this problem to come up overnight and we’re not going to solve it overnight.

    But this “we’re doomed” talk is defeatist and plays into the left’s hands.

    It’s not over until we’re dead, and we’re still kicking and screaming, from where I sit.

  • 762×51

    Jeff says: . I do concer justice Roberts (piss be on his name) is a traitor, and ought to be treated as such.

    Absofinglutely! Let the traitor dance at the end of a old rope.

    millie says:
    June 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”– Chief Justice John Roberts, p. 6, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius.

    I wonder if so called justice Roberts has ever read the Federalist Papers, specifically Federalist 78 wherein Alexander Hamilton discussed judicial review.

    [W]here the will of the legislature, declared in its statutes, stands in opposition to that of the people, declared in the Constitution, the judges ought to be governed by the latter rather than the former. They ought to regulate their decisions by the fundamental laws, rather than by those which are not fundamental. . . .

    and

    [W]henever a particular statute contravenes the Constitution, it will be the duty of the judicial tribunals to adhere to the latter and disregard the former.

    Since Federalist 78 is the MOST cited of the Federalist Papers by the SCOTUS, I conclude that Roberts is at least aware of it and is therefore either a moron or a traitor. The penalty for being a moron is ridicule, contempt, and disregard. The penalty for being a traitor is death. Take your pick Johnny boy.

  • Bob Roberts

    In short, I’m upset Roberts didn’t find a way to fix this while overturning obamacare – but if you stop looking at one tree and consider the forest for a moment, perhaps there was no way to do that (or at least, from where he sat, and I suspect he has a better overall view than most if not all of us) without causing worse problems down the road.

    It is time we woke up and did something – that is the message I get from his decision and written statements. If we keep allowing Democrats to appoint judges at all levels we are lost. Therefore we need to get in a GOOD Republican and a GOOD bunch of legislators (I don’t care if they’re Republicans, Democrats or Leprechauns as long as they do the right thing).

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    Are we doomed ?
    We know from history “big socialist government” is already doomed.
    Read the actual law http://www.healthcare.gov/law/full/ to know it is doomed
    But we are in for one heck of a mess
    http://news.investors.com/article/556398/201012091905/new-poll-confirms-ibds-09-finding-of-doctor-exodus-under-obamacare.htm

  • Bob Roberts

    762×51 says: June 29, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    ——————
    But what you’re missing is that the Democrats were clever – obamacare does NOT contravene the Constitution. While they ALMOST did cross the line, the Congress does have the power to tax and, while they played both sides of the street, they did also argue that obamacare was in effect a tax and this is correct – not something Roberts just made up. Just look at this thread – even Mr. Blount “gets it” that this was really just a huge stealth tax increase. Congress does have the power to tax. Therefore, while Roberts did a great job of nailing down their attempt to expand the power of Congress to compelling individual activity, he admitted he cannot stop Congress from taxing.

    He acted properly, as much as I hate to admit it.

    Read my other posts and tell me what you think about what I said.

  • Bob Roberts

    Are we doomed?

    Well, technically, since we will all eventually die, yes, undoubtedly.

    However, I will not lose hope for America.

    This is a grave setback, yes, but one we brought on ourselves. Roberts only has so many fingers and can’t plug all the holes Obama and the Democrats are punching through the dike that is holding back tyranny. He’s letting us know it’s time for us to step up and start helping because, in the end, he is only one person and this is going to take a massive group effort.

    I’ve not actually joined the Tea Party, never been to a meeting even, but I’m going that way now.

  • chuck in st paul

    They’re already out there bleating, “It’s not a tax.” Deval Patrick is spewing this nonsense. The Supreme Clowns JUST said it’s a tax. That’s how they came to their decision. Good Grief!

  • http://theeveningchronicle.blogspot.com/ Davis

    The so-called “Black-Liguor” tax is a specificly targeted tax to be levied on paper manufactures. Seemy piece “Raising Taxes Oe Page At A Time.” Everything you buy that contains paper (including your receipt) just got more expensive.

    http://theeveningchronicle.blogspot.com/2011/09/raising-taxes-one-page-at-time.html

  • Aridog

    correction for 12:07 PM: …Stevens “splitting the baby” … should have read “Roberts…” …but I am still convinced it was a cop out, an artful dodge, rather than a straightforward rejection of the law as written and presented. We now no longer worry about how a law is worded or presented, only in how it is interpreted. And THAT function is reserved to sissified judges and executive bureaucrats who write rules, with the force of law, based upon vague and confusing law texts. The Jabberwocks are now in charge. Good luck.

  • http://conservativetruthhq.blogspot.com/ Laurie

    “Don’t worry, moonbats. No one in Congress has the guts to fight back against this. Republicans say it’s not even under consideration, with House Speaker John A. Boehner’s spokesman flatly ruling it out.”

    The Cowardly Crybaby John Boehner has no intention of doing anything. And do you think Mitt McCain will do anything? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!

    He’s so busy fighting to lose the election he doesn’t have time to think about Obamacare.

    The only way to stop this is armed revolution. March them ALL out in handcuffs and put in a new government of conservatives. And arrest all liberals that march in the streets screaming and all the LameStream Media liberals and sell them as slaves in the Middle East. Then we can get this country headed back in the right direction.

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    . Roberts only has so many fingers and can’t plug all the holes
    Maybe that’s part of our problem as well
    All we are doing is spinning our wheels attempting to clean up the Democrat’s accidents
    Maybe it’s time to let the left sit in it’s soiled diaper, and allow the public to enjoy the stench emanating forth .
    I say this because I have the queasy feeling in the end gun shy Republicans will merely offer some token fixes to Obamacare, meanwhile the left marches forward to full single payer hell.

  • Bob Roberts

    Aridog says: June 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    ————–
    What I am saying is that Roberts has drawn a line in the sand: He’s letting us know that he’s not going to get in the habit of cleaning up our messes because he’s not going to be Chief Justice forever, nor is he able to control what the other Justices think or decide.

    He’s making it clear that we have to accept the consequences of our actions, or our failure to act.

    Yeah, I agree I would have rather he sent that message while getting rid of obamacare entirely, but if you look at ALL the aspects of these issues, he did what he had to do, or so I believe at this time. This course is perilous but the others open to him were worse.

    I am rather pressed for time so if I’ve ignored anyone else’s remarks, or not fully addressed yours, let me know and I will check back in when I have more time.

  • Bob Roberts

    Oh, by the way, look at the footnote on page 30. He reams Ginsberg good.

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  • TaterSalad

    Democrats are running away from this countries biggest tax hike in American history:

    1. http://weaselzippers.us/2012/06/29/video-axeldouche-still-wont-call-individual-mandate-a-tax-after-scotus-ruling/

    2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wzs3aoRnl0E

    3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL7ak__MGyw

    4. Barack Obama evoking Jesus to sell us the more taxes while we are “broke”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCr7bP5pZ6I

    5. 20 New higher taxes that American citizens will “enjoy” now that Obamacare is constitutional:
    http://sweetness-light.com/archive/obama-care-contains-20-new-or-higher-taxes

  • Bob Roberts

    On page 32 of his decision, referring to the government’s briefs, Roberts points out:

    “The Government regards it as significant to trigger Congress’s authority that almost all those who are unisured will, at some unknown point in the future, engage in a ealth care transaction… the Government argues that because ‘[e]veryone subject to this regulation is in or will be in the health care market’, they can be ‘regulated in advance’. Tr. of Oral Arg. 109 (Mar. 27, 2012).”

    What about those who die suddenly, either of natural causes, or due to some error in judgment? What about those who are. one day, found dead and never required any medical help at all other than maybe a bowl of chicken soup and an aspirin (tylenol, ibuprofen, whatever) now and then?

    He spends a very long time nailing down, in several ways, how wrong the Government is. It is clear he does actually not want to allow this law to stand but he also feels it’s not his job to repeal it, or perhaps he realizes that if he allows us to count on him to repeal it we will just continue our current apathy and even worse challenges to our rights will follow. No, I do believe he is using this as a “teachable moment”, tweaking our noses and then rubbing them in the mess we’ve allowed to be made.

  • TrickleUpPolitics

    Don’t forget the 3% of selling price tax on selling your home.

  • Bob Roberts

    An interesting point at the end of page 32:

    Roberts points out that while the federal government clearly does NOT have the ability to regulate individuals in the ways that the Democrats think they can at the federal level, he suggests that the states may indeed be able to do that – although that would no doubt depend on each State Constitution and how it grants or withholds power.

    For those who are interested but have not seen it, here again is the link to the obamacare decision:

    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf

    Check it out if you haven’t already.

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