ObamaCare: Fed overreach approved by SCOTUS

Roberts casts with liberals, votes for government expansion

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5 – 4 split, has allowed ObamaCare — Barack Obama’s signature domestic initiative — to stand. The justices addressed the contentious individual mandate provision by ruling it is permissible under Congress’s taxing authority, although the Obama administration has steadfastly maintained it was not a tax.

At the core of the issue is whether the requirement for virtually all Americans to buy health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty is Constitutional. The legislation was passed by the Democrat-controlled Congress in March 2010

In their last decision before taking summer recess, the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have ruled on perhaps the most anticipated decision in decades — the constitutionality of ObamaCare (Affordable Care Act) — a case pitting the Obama administration against 27 states filing lawsuits challenging the law.

And in another surprising move, Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the liberals — disappointingly casting the deciding vote — in upholding this flagrant and massive federal overreach while spitting in the eye of American citizens. Roberts voted with the left on Arizona’s SB1070on Monday.  In today’s decision Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented. 

Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor joined Roberts in this shameful and unprecedented state-sanctioned encroachment on individual freedom  — forcing citizens to buy a specific product and clearly exceeding congressional authority.

Today’s Supreme Court opinion in the National Federation of  Independent Business et al. v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al  can be read in its entirety HERE.

In this report released during the Clinton administration in 1994, the non-partisan that “The government has never required people to buy any good or service as a condition of lawful residence in the United States. An individual mandate would have two features that, in combination, would make it unique. First, it would impose a duty on individuals as members of society. Second, it would require people to purchase a specific service that would be heavily regulated by the federal government.”

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30 Responses to ObamaCare: Fed overreach approved by SCOTUS

  1. teapartypatriot says:

    To the Voting Booth!
    Posted by William A. Jacobson Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:27am

    “Was it over when Harry Reid pushed Obamacare through at Christmas time in December 2009?
    Not when voters took to the voting booth and elected Scott Brown.

    Was it over when Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats were forced to accept the Senate version so that reconciliation could be used, as she marched to the Capitol with large gavel in hand?
    Not when the nation rose up and threw the Democrats out of power in the House in 2010.

    Is it over now that the Supreme Court has upheld the mandate on the basis of a taxing power which Democrats expressly disavowed while passing Obamacare?
    Not unless we allow Barack Obama to be reelected and the Democrats to hold the Senate.

    You know what you have to do.”

    • teapartypatriot says:

      Sarah Palin: “Obama Lies, Freedom Dies”

      Mitt Romney: “If We Want to Get Rid of Obamacare, We’re Going to Have to Replace Obama”

    • diogidog says:

      Every unemployed U.S. Citizen 18 years and older needs to file for Bankruptcy, file for Food Stamps, file for federal and state welfare benefit assistance as well as state and federal medical assistance programs. Flood the government with middle class assistance requests. Stop paying the banks back and make them all suck it up.

      Stand back and watch what happens next.

      You can bet the government won’t give the regular Joe an unbridled $ Trillion Dollar bail out.

      The revolution is at hand.

      Birds of a feather …

  2. Saguaro Sam says:

    Obama OK’d the IRS to hire 40,000 agents ahead of this mandate. And thousands of rounds of ammunition for IRS agents. Now you know what the FEMA detention camps will be used for. They told us that they were to be used for housing folks caught up in disasters. Were they used during Katrina? No, but they were up and running even then. Are they being used for the tens of thousands uprooted from the CO. wildfires? No.
    Read Michelle Malkin from yesterday. She said ‘no government’ help. Rather the help is coming from, of all places, Craigslist. With average citizens and churches and businesses posting their ability to house and feed and shelter the displaced.
    Obama is going to visit CO. supposedly today. But maybe not. It’s doubtful that he will get the marching bands that he craves. He should feel at home, with the fires licking about him. From Hell he is.

  3. Kathy says:

    Freedom died today – but We will fight to get it back. The Founding Fathers had dark days like today, they never quit fighting and neither will the Freedom and Liberty loving people of this Nation. November’s elections are extremely important on ALL levels – the Senate, House, President, State, county, and city.

    • Doc says:

      Well put, Kathy. However, as SCOTUS said, it IS a T-A-X.

      Dim-0-craps swore it wasn’t. Tell us again, socialists!

      Republican Rand Paul said, “we really can’t ‘repeal’ obamacare.”

      OUT WITH ANY FENCE-RIDERS! Pay attention on election day.

      This may well help us.

  4. OM says:

    Well, idiot Bush did it to us again….gave us Liberal Roberts.

    • Villanova says:

      Justices appointed by presidents of either party have changed their stripes. As an example, Reagan was duped by Sandra Day O’Connor.

      But Roberts is particularly galling. He was well aware of the impact of his leftist “swing vote.” By his inconceivable action, he has handed a gift election on a silver platter to Obama and stuck a skewer through the gut of the American people and our Constitution.

  5. OM says:

    And the other idiot Bush gave us Sandra Day O’Connor who voted too often with the Marxists. That speaks volumes about the Bush’s leftist leanings. Save us from another Bush.

    • LD 7 PC says:

      Whose calling whom an idiot. OM? Sandra O’Connor was NOT a Bush appointee. Ronald Reagan appointed her!! Nancy Reagan’s mother and stepfather (Dr. Loyal Davis) lived in Phoenix and it was through that association that Reagan came to know Sandra O‘Connor and her husband (also a lawyer). She had been a Republican state legislator and later a Superior Court Judge. She had a “record” much like Roberts, who appeared to be a conservative. Appearances can be deceiving.

      Since your information is so limited, try Google before you spew.

      • ZOO says:

        Tell us that George W. Bush didn’t spew bodily juices all over the room last week when Roberts and his fellow SCOTUS libs announced that Mexico’s occupation and takeover of America is PERMANENT.

        I assume you believe that Roberts “deceived” Bush with his looks? I now have a third requirement for Romney to get my vote: within 30 days of his inauguration, George W. Bush will be publically hung on pay-per-view.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    The Narcissist-in-Chief just gave himself the go-ahead to make sure we do not have an election in November. He is giddy with power now. Wait and see. He has major Putin-envy.

  7. teapartypatriot says:

    A few of the patient “rights” under the lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist healthcare nationalization, rationing, taxation and abortion atrocity:

    1. you have a “right” to be taxed to death if you don’t pay for government-run obozocare
    2. you have a “right” to be put into prison if you don’t pay the IRS penalty for not getting obozocare
    3. you have a “right” to go without medical care when ALL doctors refuse to take any new patients under obozocare.
    4. you have a “right” to pay for your obozocare out of your own pocket when your employer cancels your healthcare.
    5. you have a “right” to die when the obozocare death panel refuses your treatment

    Be afraid – be very afraid – of d-cRAT socialist healthcare.

  8. teapartypatriot says:

    The REAL losers are the middle class individuals and familiars who can’t afford to pay $4000-$10000 per year for obozocare-mandated health insurance and who WILL NOT get a penny of government subsidy. Of course, they can just let the IRS fine them with the OBOZOCARE TAX of from $750 – $3800 each year; that way, they’ll go bankrupt just a little more slowly.

  9. patriotmom says:

    The Romney campaign needs to get something out FAST to Americans that explains what this nightmare is going to do to them. Most don’t even realize that ALL their medical information will go into a government database,accessible by the Death Panels at any time. Women who think this is so great because now they can get their birth control pills for free rather than pay $7.00 at Wal Mart are going to find out that their premiums for healthcare will double, at least. Small business owners are going to dump their employees into the government pool and pay the $3K fee to the government while saving $10K or more providing coverage. Doctors are going to opt out of medicine altogether or set up independent practices that don’t take ANY insurance. They will also refuse to take Medicare patients, limiting options for the aging baby boomers.

    Let’s hope that Nobama won the battle, but will lose the war on this. Plus, any additional Supreme Court appointments under this guy will be disastrous.

  10. Saguaro Sam says:

    If you want to read some really great conservative columns regarding today’s SCOTUS ruling and what it means, please check out canadafreepress.com (a wonderful conservative site).

    You will not be disappointed.

  11. teapartypatriot says:

    Pelosi On Obamacare: Ted Kennedy Went “To Heaven And Helped Pass The Bill”…

    The lunatic-left think this is what gets into heaven…

    ted kennedy began his illustrious career by being expelled from Harvard for cheating, went on to drown Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick while drunk, and then turned to a life of drinking and debauchery punctuated by brief periods in CONgress to shaft hard-working, taxpaying American citizens to give freebies to slugs, slackers, deadbeats, liars, freeloaders, losers, taxpayer-leeches, cheats, ILLEGALS and potheads

    All Hail Ted Kennedy! A role model and symbol of all that is rotten with d-cRAT socialists!

  12. Doc says:

    “I hope that even the Democrats in the Senate will realize — I hope this is not what they intended, and will repeal this thing and let’s start from scratch, replacing it with some common sense approaches that somehow doesn’t put all of these millions of Americans at odds and at war with the IRS,”-Senator Marc Rubio…

    Countless new hire-I.R.S. agents & MILLIONS of rounds of AMMUNITION……IIiiii think that pretty well covers it

  13. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Remember back in 2008 when John McCain told voters: “We have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House.”
    The moron was still running but had already conceded the election to the marxist.

  14. ZOO says:

    So now we see the long reach of George W. Bush. Yes, let’s dog pile on Obama, God knows he deserves it. But I will reject any and all support for Romney based on SCOTUS appointments, it means absolutely nothing. NOTHING. Bush’s boy John Roberts, quite akin to Reagan’s Sandra Day OConnor, has emerged as a full blown, feminized, turncoat liberal. Where is the backlash, the editorializing, the furor over this GWB-appointed rat? The long term affect of the George Bush administration has destroyed this country. And it wasn’t destroyed just in the last 3 years. And his number one partner is laying the groundwork was the GOP, racketeering-in McCain as the 2008 nominee which brought us Obama to begin with.

    I have had a gut full of “conservatives” and the Republican party. Romney will certainly come out and pledge to kill Obamacare, that’s expected. But unless he pledges to authorize the states to fully enforce immigration laws, I will stay home on election day, and encourage others to do the same. The Republican upper-class are sure in a frenzy over losing their platinum-plated private healthcare. But they find some solace in looking down from the hill and knowing their freshly and intentionally imported slave-class is here permanently, multiplying like cockroaches, and working Americans without the tax loopholes will pay for every +++++++ bit of it. It could just be that re-electing Obama and making the elite stand in line with the great unwashed for a blood pressure check is the sweetest payback of all.

  15. teapartypatriot says:

    By now, most Republicans should be used to being betrayed by those that claim that party:
    …AMNESTY-JOHN mccain, scott brown, hatch, powell, collins, snowe, murCOWski, graham and now roberts.

  16. MacBeth says:

    President Obama and the US Supreme Court (except for Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas and Alito) are liars. Our country is gone. We are in the grasp of tyranical Marxism. Here Obama says this tax increase is not a tax increase:

  17. Pima Pal says:

    John Roberts is a pathological liar who does not deserve the honor of being called Chief Justice. He will be solely responsible for Obama’s reelection. His children will grow up under fascism in a third world country that was once a beacon to all others….aptly defined as the “City on the Hill” by a true patriot: Ronald Reagan.

    Sadly, those glory days are behind us.

  18. Chuck says:

    I just read that stocks in hospital companies surged and insurance companies fell after this ruling.

  19. teapartypatriot says:

    Another horrific consequence of the SCOTUS obozocare decision:
    “If Congress ever does need to mandate purchase of a product or service again, it can impose a tax for failing to buy it.”
    …BUT it is even WORSE THAN THAT since it also opens the door to further socialist re-distribution of wealth and income. obozocare taxes in a manner to implement this socialist re-distribution by exempting the d-cRAT socialist privileged classes from any tax (and even gives them subsidies), while the successful are taxed progressively by the socialists just for being successful – the more successful, the more the tax (which then goes to the privileged classes).

  20. Doc says:

    More SCOTUS news-shot down as well was the STOLEN VALOR ACT.

    On a positive note, THIS from The Hill;

    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/235475-house-votes-holder-in-contempt-of-congress

  21. Frankly Speaking says:

    This from Michael Savage’s radio program today:
    “Let’s talk about Roberts. I’m going to tell you something that you’re not going to hear anywhere else, that you must pay attention to. It’s well known that Roberts, unfortunately for him, has suffered from epileptic seizures. Therefore he has been on medication. Therefore neurologists will tell you that medication used for seizure disorders, such as epilepsy, can introduce mental slowing, forgetfulness and other cognitive problems. And if you look at Roberts’ writings you can the cognitive disassociation in what he is saying.”

    Personally, I think Mr. Savage is being too kind. John Roberts is a liberal in Republican clothing. We’ve seen evidence of that in two major decisions in a single week. We’ve been had.

  22. PV Voter says:

    Know this: A major fraud has been perpetrated upon the American people. I regret this pessimistic vantage point, but I believe our best days are behind us. A friend who is a medical doctor called early this morning. His exact words were “We’re doomed.” Given the events, it’s difficult to argue with that assessment. I fear for my children and theirs.