How do you describe John Robert’s decision in the Obamacare cases? He goes to the John Boehner School of political courage. He is a living, breathing reminder of a joke among lawyers. What do you call the guy who graduated at the bottom of your law school class? Your honor.
Fortunately, there can be some benefits to cowardice. The Obamacare decision shows us this.
What are they?
The Obamacare case did some serious damage to the Commerce Clause. Wickard v. Filburn is the really terrible 1942 case that allowed the government to do almost anything it wanted to as long as they put it under the heading of the Commerce Clause. Now with this case, the Commerce Clause is restricted.
Now, despite all of the caterwauling by the Democrats and Obama to the contrary, Obamacare is a tax.
Every Republican should be using the words Obamacare tax. In fact, they should treat that as one word. “Obamacaretax.”
As a tax, Roberts has given Republicans a huge weapon. Americans hate taxes. Even the Party of Treason recognizes that. That is why they lie about their tax hikes.
From a practical point of view, we can repeal the Obamacare tax this year but it will require courage, which is something hard to find in John Boehner.
The Republican House has already scheduled a vote on repeal. It will pass. Then it is on to the Senate. Because Roberts has turned Obamacare into the Obamacare tax, it is not subject to a filibuster and therefore could be repealed with 51 votes.
The obstacle on getting it to the floor is Harry Reid. Reid knows the numbers and he knows that if that bill goes to the floor, there are probably four or more Democrats in tight reelection races that will vote to repeal.
Unless the Republicans are willing to go to the mat on this one to force a vote, nothing will happen. John Boehner must put away his freshly laundered white flag of surrender and pick up a rifle instead. He and the Republican leadership must force this issue.
Assuming that happens, and we get the votes in the Senate, which I am willing to bet we will since the bill could not be filibustered, it would then go to Obama’s desk. He would have the choice of signing off on the repeal of his signature legislation or vetoing it, knowing that while his veto could not be overridden, he would face the wrath of the voters in November for his massive Obamacare tax.
Yesterday, after the Obamacare tax decision, Mitt Romney raised $4.2 million dollars. That should be a clue to the Republican Party and the generally clueless John Boehner.
This is an issue the Republicans can and will win on. That is, if you fight.
If the Republicans do nothing more than another lame symbolic vote, then they will see the wrath of the Tea Party movement on them, every bit as much as we have focused our wrath on the Party of Treason.
Last night, I was a part of the National Tea Party Virtual Town hall. We had several Members of Congress on and one thing I told them last night was we are tired of symbolic actions. We do not want Congress to register a vote so they can go home and say, “See I voted against the Obamacare tax.” We want results.
If all the Republicans in Congress are going to do is simply vote, knowing nothing will happen, they are less than worthless.
We want success on this issue. We want results. To quote Charlie Sheen, on this issue, we must be “Winning!”
I'd urge everyone to cool off on this, what Roberts did was show YOU exactly what OWEbumbler care was--a HUGE TAX from a DECEITFUL LIAR. This healthcare bill could've been put into LAW at any time using the TAXING AUTHORITY of Congress--which at the time was CONTROLLED by DemocRATS, but the RATS WERE COWARDS--they knew it wouldn't be accepted as a HUGE TAX by the American people. Roberts has basically told America: IF this is the way YOU want to go, you have your wish, but if you DON'T elections have consequences and YOU NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE IN NOVEMBER. Congress all along had the authority to pass this legislation and TAX Americans to pay for it, it did NOT pass under the Clinton administration because of uprising of the American voters. Now it's TIME for another uprising in November and throw the RATS OUT. I was afraid once the DemocRAT lawyers began calling the program a TAX, that it would be found constitutional for that reason since Congress can TAX and SPEND as it pleases short of citizen uprisings at the voting polls.
Some state that Roberts had specific motives to vote this way. You maybe correct.
Therefore, the ball should be in the conservative court. Will we run with it? I'm very skeptical.
We have Boehner in congress, the official white flag carrier, McConnell in the senate who blows with the wind and Romney who is the least forceful candidate in this cycle.
Why is Romney that way, because honestly, his heart and soul is not in this fight. One has to believe in the cause to be convincing.
A message to John Roberts: You have betrayed America. That, Mr. Roberts, is your true legacy.
If Boehner does not burn his white flag and stand tall on this one he should consider running as a democrat next time.This is a chance to push this as far as possible, then we need an outcry that insists that the senate bring it up for a vote. This is a fumble by your opponent on their two yard line with time running out, you have to score on this break.
IN THIS obummerCARETAX FIGHT, WE SHOULD NOT WANT TO SEE A BUNCH OF WHITE FLAGS IN THE AIR, this obummercaretax fight can really be a BOON TO THE GOP and the TEA PARTIES and all the conservatives as well as moderate conservatives and some right leaning liberals. THE TRUTH IS WE REALLY CAN WIN. this TAX CARE LAW WILL IF IMPLEMENTED WILL KILL OFF ANY GAINS MADE COMING OUT OF THIS obummer DEPRESSION and drive the ECONOMY into another long depression period. I THINK WE ALL HAD ENUF OF THIS obmmer and this DEPRESSION PERIOD. GOP MONITORS TELL UR PEOPLE TO GET WITH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. or we will all lose bigtime!!!!.
Here's another "joke" played on the American people.
Who of the so called 16 million who do nor have health Insurance? Minimum wage people, those on welfare, the unemployed, low income folks etc.
They don't have health insurance because it is too expensive for them and they cannot afford it so they do without.
This same demographic group usually does not pay any taxes because of their incomes so how do we expect them to pay
a tax for not buying health insurance they cannot afford anyway. So to these folks Obamacare it is a waste of time.
The folks who really get hurt here are those at the lower end of the mid income scale; slightly higher then the above. They may pay minimum taxes but still cannot afford health care insurance and must do without. So now they pay a "Tax" making it even harder to buy anything much less insurance. And I will bet you will see more small businesses closing up shop or downsizing as a result of the "must provide" mandate.
If some places, $40,000 in a single income family is low pay and if the employers don't provide insurance, these people will go to jail when they can't pay the taxes. People are complaining about rents, and by 2014 health insurance will be as high as rent in some areas of the country.
This is a repeat of the same problem in Washington. When special interests get involved, nobody does the math. The Real Estate Investment Trust Act has failed to produce affordable Apartments and Obamacare has failed to produce affordable Insurance. People making $10/hr can't afford these failed Government Programs. I guess if they throw the working class in jail, they won't have to worry about high rents.
TO JOHN BOEHNER, SHOW US THAT INSTEAD OF CRYING AND WAVING WHITE FLAGS. show us you can get really MAD AND FIGHT LIKE A REAL MAN AND HOUSE SPEAKER. INSTEAD OF WHAT YOU HV SHOWN US TO DATE. JOHN PSE NO MORE WHITE FLAGS. this obummer TAXCARE SITUATION HAS BEEN HANDED TO YOU. NOW JOHN SHOW THE WORLD U CAN FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. this is in ur hands JOHN. UR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Did Albert Einstein have John Roberts in mind when he said. . .
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.