Thursday, June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Individual Mandate

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition! The Supreme Court of the United States has upheld the Individual Mandate of the Health Care Law as a tax.

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal wing of the court in the 5-4 decision.

I suppose Roberts lost the coin toss and had to be the sacrificial lamb. Either that or he was the only conservative justice with enough courage to do what was right.

The Health Care Law is the right thing to do for the country. It doesn’t go far enough, but it’s a step in the right direction. The Individual Mandate is economically necessary to insure adequate funding. It’s the old “Free Rider” problem. But even I have to admit that congressional authority on that point is very, very iffy.

Hats off to Chief Justice Roberts. Too bad he couldn’t have gotten something closer to a unanimous decision.

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