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Chief Justice Robert's shocks America! But why?
I wondered why a G.W. Bush appointee would rule as he did. Then, a wild suspicion hit me! Though it will sound wild, do what modern day Americans have ceased doing, which stop and ask yourself a few questions.
It is this writer's opinion that the Chief Justice may have been fed up with the current president and decided to do something about it. Again, this is just my speculation and I am asking "what if". What if, Justice Roberts wanted to quiet our president down after President obama's shots toward the court? The statements about setting precedence were untrue and the justices appeared to be unhappy about it.
So, how could this possibly be seen as a move against President Obama? It's quite simple, actually. Think about it. Roberts, being the Chief Justice was afforded the opportunity to articulate and present the decision. In the decision he cited the Consumer Clause, stating that the Government can not force you to sign up for and buy insurance. That means that not only is the unpopular "Obama Care" law still in affect, but now it has to be considered and collected as a tax! Stop and think. Roberts just gave the president a "Read my lips, no new taxes" moment! This is the largest tax ever, and this one will be greatly felt!
Not only will the health care law be an issue that hurts The President in November, but now he has to explain why the middle class are going to get hit with a tax that he promised would never come! President Obama promised that there would be no new taxes on those making less than $250,000 per year. Now, this law does levy a tax. Because of the Commerce Clause it can not be a penalty, and must be considered a tax. This will be another hurdle for the President. He has an unpopular Solyndra, a ballooning deficit, unemployment over 8% (which he promised would never happen), and now a new tax for all of us(which he promised would never happen).
This will not bode well for Obama considering the fact that he is already in a tough fight for re-election! So I ask you, what was the motive behind the Chief Justice's decision?