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Originally posted by paxnatus
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I do believe Roberts move was an act of brilliance!! The message he sent quite simply was "Elections have consequences! If you don't like this bill, change it! If you want to get rid of the bill, then get rid of Obama."
He left this wide open so republicans can change this easily. If Romney focus's on this bill being a "tax" and pounds the hell out of that, then he will win hands down!
Roberts, by voting to uphold the bill removed the Supreme Court from the rhetoric that we would be hearing from the left. The Dem's would be screaming racism, and partisan politics..Perhaps Roberts knew this and eliminated any chance of the Court Justices being viewed as biased, which never would have gone over well.
tax [ taks ]
noun 1. a sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific facilities or services, levied upon incomes, property, sales, etc. 2. a burdensome charge, obligation, duty, or demand.
verb (used with object) 1. to demand a tax in consideration of the possession or occurrence of (income, goods, sales, etc.), usually in proportion to the value of money involved.