Sad day for Conservatives as Roberts goes rogue


UPDATE: Here is a link to one of the votes for Obamacare. We will remember come November.:

https://bunkerville.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/vote-tally-for-healthcare-reform/

 
H/T: for above Washington Post (blog)

Here we go in the wayback machine. Defund the bill, GOP. End it now.

Stephanopoulos takes issue with a mandate that obligates Americans to purchase health insurance, or risk being fined as much as $900. “How is that not a tax?”

“A responsibility to get health insurance is not a tax increase,” Obama said.

Stephanopoulos then tells Obama that he looked up the definition of “tax” in Merriam Webster’s dictionary.

“The fact that you looked up… the definition of tax increase indicates that you’re stretching a little bit right now,” Obama responded. And so Obama stretches to the right,

On “This Week,” George Stephanopoulos and President Obama have a colorful discussion over Obama’s health care reform proposal.

13 Responses to “Sad day for Conservatives as Roberts goes rogue”

  1. What to say after four years of blogging? How about thanks! Updated through the weekend « The Daley Gator Says:

    […] Bunkerville is a supporter of this blog, and NOT a member of the John Roberts Fan Club  […]

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  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    At least this has been exposed as a tax but sadly I think we are stuck with this. We can remember in November and we can punish those that thrust this upon us but sadly I don’t think it will ever be repealed, and on top of that Roberts just gave the feds a way around the commerce clause which will be used in the future. A sad day indeed…..

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I really dont understand this, and from the reports and analysis, it does not compute. More to follow I am sure to find out how devastating.

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  3. Questioning SCOTUS and the Affordable Care Act… | Questioning With Boldness… Says:

    […] is a sad day indeed. Bunkerville used the wayback machine to remind us that President Obama insists that this is not a tax. Somehow, the law failed the […]

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  4. Kurt Silverfiddle Says:

    Justice Roberts chickened out politically, but he saved the day by writing the ruling to justify the law under the government’s taxation power. Doing so saved us from another expansion of the already cavernous commerce clause. Legal jujitsu…

    So this constitutes no expansion of government power.

    Government already and still does have too much power, but this did not expand it.

    They won’t force you to eat your arugula, they will just tax you punitively if you don’t.

    The federal government has had such power for 100 years, it is just metasticizing now. This is why elections are so important.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Obama has won, but it could have been worse I guess. If Kennedy had been the vote I could have taken it much better.

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  5. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    Ah, Bunker, I am so depressed. Even if the Mrdcare provisions are problematic, the Supreme Court today set a precident that there is nothing the Feferal government can’t mandate. This is indeed a sad day for America.

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  6. thereaganiterepublican Says:

    Obama SWORE and argued to death that the mandate WAS NOT A TAX… now it is, how bout that

    Also, the Medicare provision appears very problematic for the bill… the state exchanges can’t be forced upon the states like ObamaCare needs to work. Remember Christie refused to do it until the ruling… WELL, he won today- and other states can tell Obama NO too.

    That’s seems as disabling as if the mandate was shot down…

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Looks like there are a few bright spots, but I would not put it past him to find a way around it. Thanks for stopping by.

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