Friday, July 6, 2012

Obamacare: the final verdict is up to America's voters

Here’s a video on the impact of Obamacare, as described by two physicians

Is the Supreme Court verdict really as bad as some people are saying?  Read and decide

From the Wall Street Journal: “Reality could not have instructed President Obama more plainly: The last thing we needed, in a country staggering under deficits and debt, a sluggish economy and an unaffordable entitlement structure, was… ObamaCare…Even with this week's Court success, he failed... Regardless of any Supreme Court ruling, reality will pass its own judgment on the Affordable Care Act and it won't be favorable.”  Read more here

Not everyone is buying into the “silver lining” theories of some conservative pundits

John Yoo, also in the WSJ, on the disastrous consequences of Roberts’ about-face:  “Justice Roberts's opinion provides a constitutional road map for architects of the next great expansion of the welfare state. Congress may not be able to directly force us to buy electric cars, eat organic kale, or replace oil heaters with solar panels. But if it enforces the mandates with a financial penalty then suddenly, thanks to Justice Roberts's tortured reasoning in Sebelius, the mandate is transformed into a constitutional exercise of Congress's power to tax… Justice Roberts too may have sacrificed the Constitution's last remaining limits on federal power for very little—a little peace and quiet from attacks during a presidential election year.”  Read more here

But we still have a chance to reverse at least some of the damage

Georgetown University constitutional law Professor Randy Barnett (emphasis mine): “The election in November will now be about whether to replace Obamacare with market-based, consumer-driven health-care reforms that actually improve our health-care system, but it will also be about the Constitution. Voters can elect more ‘constitutional conservatives’ to Congress who will take the message of today’s ruling to heart: their powers are limited by Article I of the Constitution. Voters must also insist that the next president fill vacancies on the Supreme Court with ‘constitutional conservative’ justices who have the intestinal fortitude to withstand the intense political pressure that was brought to bear on Chief Justice Roberts after oral argument, beginning with statements by President Obama."  Read more here

We only have about 120 days to influence the outcome of this election. 
What steps are you taking NOW?

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