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(US Supreme Court) NewsFlash Supreme Court rules that Obamacare is constitutional. The bland mask that is Mitt Romney's face twitches with something called "emotion"   (supremecourt.gov) divider line 3382
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2012-06-28 10:36:22 AM  
I didn't really care which way this went, but man I need to get some popcorn for this one. DIS GONNA BE GOOD.
 
2012-06-28 10:36:23 AM  

ignatius_crumbcake: Tomorrow's headline: "Mitt Romney says Obamacare was his idea from the beginning."


You can believe this will be his argument. Not tomorrow, but once enough people decide to swing to the "winning side" of this decision, he'll start claiming credit.
 
2012-06-28 10:36:26 AM  
Striking down the medicaid expansion part is going to make implementation interesting.. since we know the Republicans will not do anything to fill that gap.
 
2012-06-28 10:36:29 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: $10 says they call for Roberts to be impeached (or worse).


It was Third comment on freeper
 
2012-06-28 10:36:34 AM  
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2012-06-28 10:36:37 AM  
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2012-06-28 10:36:47 AM  
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2012-06-28 10:36:48 AM  
Man I can't wait until my nutjob extended family members get home tonight and start tearing up Facebook.
 
2012-06-28 10:36:53 AM  
Wow.
 
2012-06-28 10:36:53 AM  
Commence the popping of the corn!
 
2012-06-28 10:37:02 AM  
cdn.chud.com
 
2012-06-28 10:37:11 AM  

Thunderpipes: Weird, Obama stated over and over this is not a tax. Now he argues it is.

At least they shot down the forced Medicaid expansion. That will throw a big wrench into his plans. 26 states can tell Obama and the Feds to suck it now, and they will.

Still scary. Means Congress can regulate your behavior via taxes. Vote Republican? Obama can impose a tax on you. Buy an American car? Obama can impose a tax on you. Christian? Obama can impose a tax on you.

Now liberals, if we get a Republican advantage, how about we implement a tax on the unemployed? No job? Fine, pay a tax. I know you think you just won, but you just screwed everyone equally with another erosion of individual rights.


CRY MOAR.
 
2012-06-28 10:37:16 AM  

Doctor Funkenstein: Wait, does this mean we get to put Trig Palin in front of that death panel now?


Why just Trig?
 
2012-06-28 10:37:21 AM  

Velveeta_Poindexter: Does Kennedy just flip a coin these days?


Pretty confusing isn't it?
 
2012-06-28 10:37:26 AM  
I like how this isn't about if the law is a good law and more a an exchange of hand-jobs for "fans" of the winning "side," using the losing "side's" tears for lube.

/if you're one of those people you should probably be ashamed of yourself.
 
2012-06-28 10:37:28 AM  
Roberts put his legacy and integrity over politics. Bravo.
 
2012-06-28 10:37:31 AM  

Thunderpipes: Weird, Obama stated over and over this is not a tax. Now he argues it is.

At least they shot down the forced Medicaid expansion. That will throw a big wrench into his plans. 26 states can tell Obama and the Feds to suck it now, and they will.

Still scary. Means Congress can regulate your behavior via taxes. Vote Republican? Obama can impose a tax on you. Buy an American car? Obama can impose a tax on you. Christian? Obama can impose a tax on you.

Now liberals, if we get a Republican advantage, how about we implement a tax on the unemployed? No job? Fine, pay a tax. I know you think you just won, but you just screwed everyone equally with another erosion of individual rights.


Your meds. You're due for another dose. That 'scrip isn't just for show.

/paranoia isn't good for you
 
2012-06-28 10:37:32 AM  
That's a relief. I didn't particular want to return to paying for insurance that wouldn't necessarily do anything for me.
 
2012-06-28 10:37:35 AM  

Skarekrough: Holy....shiatsnacks.

Really?

Seriously?

My God. I swore that thing was dead.


From SCOTUSblog: Kennedy says: "In our view, the entire Act before us is invalid in its entirety."

It almost might have been.
 
2012-06-28 10:37:41 AM  
so this is actually good for romney, isn't it? It puts fuel back on the fire of that debate, which gained a lot of traction for the GOP in 2010.
 
2012-06-28 10:37:41 AM  
Fantastic news! I regret the fact that we can't just get fully nationalized health care in this country though; it would boost the quality of life of 99% of Americans.

Mitt Romney? biatch please
 
2012-06-28 10:37:43 AM  
Popcorn all day.
 
2012-06-28 10:37:43 AM  

Thunderpipes: Weird, Obama stated over and over this is not a tax. Now he argues it is.

At least they shot down the forced Medicaid expansion. That will throw a big wrench into his plans. 26 states can tell Obama and the Feds to suck it now, and they will.

Still scary. Means Congress can regulate your behavior via taxes. Vote Republican? Obama can impose a tax on you. Buy an American car? Obama can impose a tax on you. Christian? Obama can impose a tax on you.


Now liberals, if we get a Republican advantage, how about we implement a tax on the unemployed? No job? Fine, pay a tax. I know you think you just won, but you just screwed everyone equally with another erosion of individual rights.


I hate people.

/just remember that ROBERTS was the deciding vote
//waiting for the RINO backtracking to start up, I suppose
 
2012-06-28 10:37:56 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Thunderpipes: 26 states can tell Obama and the Feds to suck it now, and they will.

Oh yeah, the States just love turning away Federal money.


Read the ruling, moron. Feds cannot withold money if states don't expand their Medicaid. That was the ruling. They cannot be penalized and will retain what they have. They just don't need to accept a while bunch of new people and be saddled with the burden. Big win. Obamacare was counting on this use of force to drum up money.
 
2012-06-28 10:37:59 AM  
Yay! The United States enters the mid-twentieth century!
 
2012-06-28 10:38:01 AM  
This is going to be a derpfest of epic proportions.
 
2012-06-28 10:38:03 AM  

EatenTheSun: So the Commerce clause actually has limits, but the Feds can create any sort of tax they want? This is great news!



and this is why we'll never have significant tax reform. congress will never give up this power.
 
2012-06-28 10:38:04 AM  

PanicMan: My coworker just said "they can't do that because the founding fathers wrote the constitution based on the old testimate". Also, this is the end of the country.


My coworker's reaction:

Me - Did you hear?
Her - Hear what?
Me - The Supreme Court upheld the entire law.
Her - Oh... What law was that?
Me - Um.. Obamacare.
Her - Oh - I thought the already decided that.
 
2012-06-28 10:38:14 AM  
Obama should land on a hospital roof in a Life Flight helicopter while wearing a paramedics uniform.
 
2012-06-28 10:38:20 AM  

lousyskater: I didn't really care which way this went, but man I need to get some popcorn for this one. DIS GONNA BE GOOD.


My workday has just been shot to hell as well.
 
2012-06-28 10:38:34 AM  
In the coming ________ apocalypse...it won't matter anyway.
 
2012-06-28 10:38:35 AM  
Great, now I get to buy health care insurance for another 16 million losers.

On the plus side, this now paves the way for the gubmint to force all people to buy a treadmill, because, hey, some people are fat, and everyone is already in that market, because all people would be less fat if they had a treadmill. Gosh, it makes me want to sing

...and the laaaaaaaand oooo----ooo---fff the freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....

Reward the FAIL, America...what's the worst that could happen?

/worst decision since Kelo
 
2012-06-28 10:38:37 AM  
That does it...this country is officially Nazi Russia.
 
2012-06-28 10:38:43 AM  
Massive victory for Obama here. After years of having the conservatives point to this as him violating the Constitution, the courts ruled the other way and upheld it.

With his biggest legislative victory upheld, their really isn't anything they can touch him on save for F&F, and they cannot tie him directly to that.
 
2012-06-28 10:38:47 AM  
Romney to claim it was his idea in 3 .. 2 ...1 ...
 
2012-06-28 10:38:47 AM  
Well the freepers should be consoled that even though they are forced to pay for insurance, they don't actually have to have it.

I think, from a Darwinian point of view, this is the best possible outcome. Freepers pay for insurance and then refuse it out of spite.
 
2012-06-28 10:38:51 AM  
This is.....unexpected.
 
2012-06-28 10:38:51 AM  
Damn activist court.

How dare they think they know more about the law and the Constitution than Republicans who've been biatching about this shiat since it was created (with help from Republicans)?
 
2012-06-28 10:39:10 AM  
Simple solution to dems vs. GOP bickering about this, just don't get sick and you don't have to worry.
 
2012-06-28 10:39:12 AM  

Robert1966: Yay! The United States enters the mid-twentieth century!


No kidding. I'm still amazed it's such a big farking deal and that everyone being allowed healthcare, regardless of income or social class, is something that people are actually fighting against.

That being said, I am so happy for the US. Congratulations you guys!
 
2012-06-28 10:39:16 AM  

unlikely: This is a surprise. I honestly expected the 6-3 conservative court to rule more in favor of "fark the poors because they smell"


You have no idea how the supreme court works. Their job is to judge if something is constitutional, regardless of how awesome or terrible an idea is. They do not judge value.
 
2012-06-28 10:39:18 AM  

St_Francis_P: 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.

Kind of what I was hoping, too.


The problem is Congress. If "Obamacare" had been struck down, we'd revert to the old, even-more-broken system, and wouldn't have a chance in Hell of any other reform until Democrats had another supermajority. And even then, they'd have to deal with the Blue Dogs.
 
2012-06-28 10:39:21 AM  

NowhereMon: 10:13 ACA is upheld in it's entirety! Like the spiking of footballs commence!


I heard a little about the "tax rule" provision this morning. First time this was brought up.

I think the "Tax Rule" is akin to the "Tuck Rule" that allowed ACA to pass through.

/Pats fan
 
2012-06-28 10:39:23 AM  

Thunderpipes: Still scary. Means Congress can regulate your behavior via taxes. Vote Republican? Obama can impose a tax on you. Buy an American car? Obama can impose a tax on you. Christian? Obama can impose a tax on you.


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2012-06-28 10:39:28 AM  

FZ6: What's really sad is that rather than look at whether or not this thing is actually good or bad, people are more concerned about the democrat vs republican aspect. Yep - that always goes well...


Because it doesn't matter what's best for America, it only matters who's right and who wins.

Like sports.
 
2012-06-28 10:39:35 AM  

DeltaPunch: St_Francis_P: I doubt Mitt actually gives a crap one way or another.

Can you imagine what they would have run on? All summer long it would have been "Obama's unconstitutional health care bill", even if only certain parts of it were struck down...


Mitt's flexible; whatever the outcome he'd just spin it into whatever sells to the derpsters. Now he can play the paranoid angle, "Libs are going to take over if you don't elect me".
 
2012-06-28 10:39:35 AM  

Yakk: I am stunned Roberts did this.


He must have some down-and-out nieces and nephews he doesn't want to end up supporting.
 
2012-06-28 10:39:35 AM  
Great link. It tells me absolutely nothing.
 
2012-06-28 10:39:42 AM  

what_now: Can I just put one SUCK IT, CONS in here, and then come back after my meeting and discuss this rationally?


We'll allow it.
 
2012-06-28 10:39:43 AM  

St_Francis_P: I doubt Mitt actually gives a crap one way or another.


Romney might actually be relieved. He's been biatching about obamacare for months, and now he doesn't have to stop. Part of me wonders if that isn't why Roberts went for it--because he thinks it will fuel anti-Obama fire among the rightards and get them to the polls.

Nevertheless--WOO HOO!
 
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