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Originally posted by VictorVonDoom
Originally posted by anon72
I find it very interesting how the MSM isn't covering this story.
You won't see a lot of negative press from the MSM on ObamaCare. Insurance companies wrote the bill, and they are major commercial sponsors of the MSM. CNN et. al. will not bite the hands that feed them.
Originally posted by The Old American
What's going to happen is that the "individual mandate" will be dropped from ObamaCare. That part doesn't really matter, and never had a real chance at existing in the first place. This whole dog and pony show is just to get people to swallow it in the end (take it up the end?). Then we all pay for it anyway with our tax "contributions", whether we use it, or want it, or not.
2 judgments have found that PPACA violates the constitution
4 judgments have found that PPACA does not violate the constitution
6 cases are no longer active (lawsuit withdrawn by plaintiff or dismissed for procedural issues)
12 cases still pending initial decision or appealing a dismissal for procedural issues
Originally posted by Ex_CT2
In this case, that's as it should be. Because everyone keeps forgetting this, I'm going to point out again that the Constitution spells out quite specifically what the federal government is allowed to do. What is not spelled out, it is not allowed to do. The states are a different matter.
In any event, the feds do not have the constitutional power to make "personal responsibility parrots" or anyone else engage in an activity they do not want to engage in--whether it's good for them or not. Never mind everything else. If it's not spelled out, they aren't allowed to do it.
I would say that this is the "thin end of the wedge," except that it's not. The federal government (and I point to the Executive in particular) wants to be able not only to control this activity, but any other activity that they decide--constitutionally, legally, or not--that they want to control.
In summary: It's not a question of whether it's good for you or not. They have not been granted that power....