greentea1985: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: John Roberts siding with the left wing of the court... MY GOD! THE MAYANS WERE RIGHT!Roberts is a conservative but he tends to stick within the letter of the law of the Constitution, unlike Scalia and Thomas who like to legislate from the bench. Despite the pessimism, when I heard 19/20 constitutional scholars thought Obamacare is constitutional, I had a feeling it would survive.
NowhereMon: LOL free republic is melting down
TIKIMAN87: Obama has just destroyed this country.
SphericalTime: Awwww. I was hoping for single payer during my lifetime.
GAT_00: NowhereMon: LOL free republic is melting downI bet. I can't believe Roberts swung on it either. Did it go 6-3? Seems unlikely that if Roberts went for it that Kennedy didn't as well.
ignatius_crumbcake: Tomorrow's headline: "Mitt Romney says Obamacare was his idea from the beginning."
RantCasey: And commence the Republican butthurt.....NOW.
AmazinTim: NowhereMon: Suck it cons, suck it long and hardYou must mean suck it everyone, now we'll never fix health care. We'll just keep patching scabby band-aids onto the issue, just like this bill.
Andromeda: I'm amazed it was Roberts. That's just something I was not expecting.
wxboy: Is that essentially what will happen, or is it something else?I admit I haven't been paying close attention to this case (or ACA for that matter).
zipdog: Derek Force: So does this or does this not mean I have to wait in the ER for 3 hours because its filled with non-insured people who have the flu or a splinter?Yes
wxboy: So how exactly does this work? I've always thought the best way to encourage the purchase of health insurance was to either provide a large tax deduction or just allow the cost of insurance to be subtracted from the final income tax amount.Is that essentially what will happen, or is it something else?I admit I haven't been paying close attention to this case (or ACA for that matter).
PanicMan: My coworker just said "they can't do that because the founding fathers wrote the constitution based on the old testimate".
Lsherm: I was kind of hoping that they would strike it down and we'd get a true public option out of it, but this is probably for the best. Baby steps.
MasterThief: Silver lining based on SCOTUSBlog: The mandate was not a legit use of the commerce clause, but it was OK as a tax.So yes, Obama and the Democrats did, in fact, raise taxes on the middle class. After repeatedly promising not to.
MurphyMurphy: Fox News is PISSED"see, see, see what happens when you let libruls in the court?!?! see!!??"I love that the deciding vote was placed by a man Republicans put on the court. Just sweet sweet irony.
BunkyBrewman: FoxNews is keeping up the fight.[a57.foxnews.com image 640x387]/nothing like not updating the headline on their front page for at least half an hour after the decision has been made
Andromeda: I'm amazed it was Roberts. That's just something I was not expecting.So goddamn it I guess we now have to care about our fellow man like Jesus said?!
GAT_00: I bet. I can't believe Roberts swung on it either. Did it go 6-3? Seems unlikely that if Roberts went for it that Kennedy didn't as well.
PanicMan: Will need to read the decision and dissents before we fully understand what just happened.
GoldenFleece: [25.media.tumblr.com image 370x400]
Thunderpipes: 26 states can tell Obama and the Feds to suck it now, and they will.
RolandGunner: Well, in the long run it's the best possible outcome if the law was going to be upheld. By changing the mandate penalty to a tax and, ruling out the commerce clause justification, the bill is upheld without issuing a blanket authorization for the federal government to force the purchase of goods and services.
Boxcutta: [i.imgur.com image 640x281]
MurphyMurphy: TIKIMAN87: Obama has just destroyed this country.This is America. If you can't support our President in a time of war you can just leave.
St_Francis_P: I doubt Mitt actually gives a crap one way or another.
mediaho: AmazinTim: NowhereMon: Suck it cons, suck it long and hardYou must mean suck it everyone, now we'll never fix health care. We'll just keep patching scabby band-aids onto the issue, just like this bill.At least someone bothered with the band-aid when the wound has been festering open for nearly a century.
Thunderpipes: Still scary. Means Congress can regulate your behavior via taxes. Vote Republican? Obama can impose a tax on you.
ManateeGag: where ARE the normal crop of conservitrolls? can't take it when they lose one? they should come take their lumps like real men.
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