sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

June 28, 2012

Taxing Non-Participation in Economic Activity

Filed under: politics — Tags: — edge of the sandbox @ 12:13 pm

This morning’s SCOTUS ruling was a 5:4 decision, with Justice Roberts probably bullied into siding with the four liberal justices.  Out of these four, Justice Kagan should have recused herself because as Solicitor General she defended Obamacare.  Being a partisan hack, she didn’t.  Temple of Mut illustrates the result.

Mitt raised over a million dollars after the decision came down and Congressional Republicans vowed to fight. Even if Obamacare won’t stand, Rush explains why the ruling is such a horrible precedent.  Per SCOTUS, federal government can tax not just income or property, but individual behavior, thereby the power of federal government is now unlimited:

What now?

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6 Comments »

  1. We need a Supreme Court for the Supreme Court.

    I’m still unclear how the Obamacare “penalty” is considered a tax…

    Comment by Harrison — June 28, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

    • It’s not. Levine talked about it yesterday, it’s doesn’t fall into any existing category of taxes, and Roberts knows that.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — June 29, 2012 @ 10:49 am

  2. All in all it’s been a very irritating day. I had to resist the urge to throw my TV out the window.

    Well, we have no one to blame but ourselves. Americans were dumb enough to vote for Obama in 2008. Now we are getting what we deserve.

    Comment by Infidel de Manahatta — June 28, 2012 @ 11:34 pm

  3. The word tax appears not on one of the over 2000 pages of the Affordable Care Act. This was judicial activism at its worse. America was betryed by Justice Roberts.

    Comment by Conservatives on Fire — June 29, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    • Obama denied that it’s a tax. And I don’t buy that it’s a part of some sort of master plan on the part of Roberts.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — June 29, 2012 @ 12:11 pm


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