Thursday, June 28, 2012

Apparently today we wont be doomed to repeat our future as fellow Hoosier, Chief Justice Roberts, brings a moderate twist to the federal Affordable Care Act's teats!! Is it time for We The People to suckle up?

Finally the Court shows some maturity and finesse, passes "ObamaCare" but with a few twist and turns, that everyone will be bitching over til the sun comes up next week. If you notice Republicans and Democrats stopped calling it ObamaCare just to try to not give the President credit through the up coming election cycle if it passed the Courts scrutiny and review, which is priceless politicking at its best. We as Libertarians, the principled party and educated minority, shouldnt switch to calling it ObamaCare - as a pointe of contention or disdain, because then we are just pandering to the lowest common denominator, rather than elevating the entire populous to a legitimate conversation and debate. Even as a Libertarian I am glad the Affordable Care Act passed the Supreme Court scrutiny the way it did.

From Chief Justice John Roberts:"The individual mandate cannot be upheld as an exercise of Congress's power under the Commerce Clause,..... That Clause authorizes Congress to regulate interstate commerce, not to order individuals to engage in it. In this case, however, it is reasonable to construe what Congress has done as increasing taxes on those who have a certain amount of income, but choose to go without health insurance. Such legislation is within Congress's power to tax."


Its been three long years .... and I was reminded as I write this of that first blog post I wrote in 2009 supporting Universal Health Care, boy did that piss off everyone. Why dont you take a gander back with me (all though I must caution my personal blog is NSFW) or at least watch this clip from Star Trek Deep Space 9's episodes "Past Tense part 1 and 2" above to get the basic jist.

Apparently today we wont be doomed to repeat our future. I posted this in one of my comments on my facebook page regarding the passage of the Affordable Care Act but I just had to share (*the same way tween gyrls or bois gush over Bieber, etc.*) this quote by Patrick Cervantez with someone and you were the closest fair minded Libertarian, Democrat, Republican, Green, or Independent I could jump up and down with and squeak by:
"The funny thing is that The Supreme Court redefined the mandate as a tax. So the Republicans let a tax pass in the Age of Norquist. I really didn't care fort the mandate, the fact that people don't have to worry about getting dropped due to preexisting conditions, keeping companies from raising premiums for no reason, and being the fact I'm twenty and can stay on my mom's insurance for another six years is a godsend seeing as the job market isn't being all that kind to my demographic."
..... ?Do you realize that based on the way the SCOTUS ruled? .....
!!REPUBLICANS AUTHORIZED A TAX INCREASE!!
by proxy that includes Mitt Romney too as it was his State model that they used.
*gives a lookout for Grover Norquist running for the nearest ledge*

That means that their NO NEW TAXES pledge to Norquist is null and void (as it should have been in the first place, as such things are Constitutionally questionable) or now the Tea Party has to vote all of them all out, otherwise they are hypocrites to their own standards and practices. *nener nener nener*.... Let us see how fast the excuses pile drive this election cycle forward and who stays and whom goes bye bye.

Does this ruling leave you misty eyed or angry? Its time to try the Libertarian guy! Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is our candidate for President of the United States of America ..... We may not agree on everything especially the Affordable Care Act but you will know where we stand!! And boy do we Libertarians know how to stand and deliver!! Also check out our many other candidates for you to consider this election cycle Rupert Boneham for Governor , and Andrew Horning for U.S. Senate....among many other local and State General Assembly positions.

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