NOT OUR JOB
Chief Justice John Roberts stated yesterday, that it was not the job of the Supreme Court to rescue the public from the stupid decision that they made when they put President Obama and the Democrats in power back in 2008. (O-kay, I paraphrased a little bit … but that was the gist of his statement).
I agree with that statement … but is it the Court’s job to re-write law in order to make it Constitutional? I don’t think so … and I can probably find a lot of people smarter and more educated than me that would agree with me.
Nowhere in this 2700 page behemoth of healthcare legislation does it say the word TAX as it relates to the individual mandate. The President on many occasions declared that it was a penalty and not a tax, even going as far as to tell George Stephanopolis that he was stretching to call it a tax. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid heartily agreed with the President.
Fast forward a couple of years, and the Government lawyers are pleading to the court that it is a tax … and the Chief Justice falls right into it.
So … I want to ask all my fellow Americans that make under $250,000.00 a year … Did the President live up to his campaign promise not to raise your taxes?
I could go on, but I have to go figure out if it is cheaper to pay the fine (tax) or to actually purchase health insurance. I’m pretty sure that the tax will be cheaper, but I might go with the insurance so that I can actually get something for my money.
The next thing I will have to figure out is what I will have to give up in order to afford the tax or the insurance.
Wish me luck