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The only way it passed SCOTUS was because the mandate was declared a "tax". However, because it is now a tax the bill is still Un-Constitutional.
Originally posted by MRuss
reply to post by domasio
Here's what we don't like:
Forcing us to buy a product we don't want.
Is it Constitutional to allow the government to force a citizen to spend money on somthing they mandate?
It almost didn't pass supreme court muster, but one of the conservative judges changed his mind.
Article I Section 7 The US Constitution:
All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
Originally posted by Indigo5
To answer that question...I am old fashioned and overly patriotic I guess. If Romney won the election, I would ask why...because my American bretheren made that choice for a reason and that ability to choose is at the foundation of democracy.
What did other Americans see that I might not have? See...I disagree with Republicans, but I do not think they are Nazi's...i know they are good people at heart and voted for what they believed best for the country...what did they see? Where-as Republicans seem wed to this idea that every Democrat and now over half the country are "Socialists"...How long can one cling to that hateful falsehood and still recognize we are one American family?
Originally posted by Dreine
I wake up this morning with the realization that the America I was raised to know growing up in the '80's and '90's... the capitalist system championed by Ronald Reagan and such... is gone. It is a memory now.
The America I see today is a socialist nation. The people of this country crave socialism, and they have made their voice heard as witnessed last night.
I do not share their vision for the future, and I realize now that I am in the minority. I had suspected as much, but knowing it for certain now is a semi-bitter pill to swallow.
Perhaps that makes me old-fashioned and out-dated. I honestly don't know at this point.