Friday, June 29, 2012
SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare
The decision written by Chief Justice Roberts isn't surprising, it's baffling. He said that the Constitution allows the mandate to obtain insurance because it is a tax. Did he take legislative intent into account? Many of the Representatives and Senators who voted for the Affordable Care Act insisted that it was not a tax. If we take them at their word, either it was their intent that it was not a tax or they were misinformed about their own intent.