Roberts on Obamacare: Leaders Can Be Thrown Out of Office if People Disagree
Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday held that Obamacare represented a ‘valid exercise in Congress’s right to tax‘, proving that Barack Obama lied to us once again. In 2009 Obama looked into an ABC television camera and stated without hesitation that the mandatory provisions included in the Affordable Care Act would not be in the form of a tax. Today the Supreme Court of the United States and in particular Justice Roberts revealed what many of us already knew; Obamacare is a tax. This provision is what allowed Judge Roberts to wiggle out of his responsibility of killing the legislation while he had it in his sights, opting instead to levy yet another sinister and mandated tax on the American Citizen. Ironically, in 2005 then SENATOR Obama voted against the nomination of Chief Justice Roberts, trash talking on a purely partisan level as politicians typically do, claiming that Roberts was heartless and against the “American underdog” and just an all around big scarey old republican.
The penalties for noncompliance of Obamacare are as follows: $95 for 2014; $325 for 2015; and $695 in 2016 and beyond, or 2.5% of an individuals income, whichever is greater. If we all know how our government operates, and I’m pretty sure most of us non-socialists are prepared to testify to this fact, those figures will creep upwards just as every other freedom robbing taxation they’ve imposed has. I stick to my belief that the word “mandatory” and the word “freedom” cannot coexist in the same room or the same nation.
But Roberts did make a historical remark in his majority opinion. Referring to himself and the other Justices Roberts stated that they,
“possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments. Those decisions are entrusted to our Nation’s elected leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them. It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”
Darrell Issa(R-CA) issued a blistering statement today in response to the Courts ruling, taking special exception with Obama’s “tax deception” from 3 years ago:
“The Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the President’s Obamacare. Despite being viewed as Constitutional by a narrow majority, this law will do great harm to our country by imposing new taxes, burying job creators in new red tape and saddling future generations with debt they can’t afford. In selling Obamacare, Congressional Democrats and President Obama assured the American people that it was not a tax. Today, the Supreme Court ruled it was, in fact, a tax. This tax was imposed on the American people amidst an extended recession and is one of the many reasons our economy remains stagnant under President Obama’s leadership. To date, the Republican-led House of Representatives has voted 30 times to repeal, dismantle and defund Obamacare—and we will continue our efforts to repeal this law and replace it with health care reform that enacts needed reforms without imposing costs that will be paid by subsequent generations. In the days ahead, I will work with my colleagues to achieve real solutions to America’s health care challenges that do not infringe on doctor patient relationships, impose unpopular mandates, and do not add to the nation’s already significant debt.”
In response to the courts decision Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney stated:
“What the court did today was say that Obamacare does not violate the Constitution. What they did not do was say that Obamacare is good law or that it’s good policy.”
Romney went on to declare “If we want to get rid of Obamacare, we’re going to have replace President Obama.”
Romney has promised the American People that if elected in November, he will repeal the legislation.