Do I owe Chief Justice Roberts an Apology?
Even though the Regime and its’ supporters are cheering their supposed victory while many on the right such as myself were quick to jump to conclusions and call for Chief Justice Robert’s head, upon re-examination, Roberts Ruling may have been a stroke of genius! Could Roberts have gotten back at Obama for his unprecedented attack on SCOTUS during his State of the Regime address earlier this year?
By ruling the mandate relative to the commerce clause was unconstitutional Roberts exposed it for what it actually was and actually has been all along; a Tax! In fact it is the largest middle class tax hike ever and regardless how loud the Regime screams, they can’t run away from it. The albatross Roberts hung around their neck is inescapable. So Obama’s apparent victory may very well be his undoing.
With this ruling Roberts effectively shut down an over reaching Regime from compelling American citizens from purchasing anything. The Regime argued for two years that they had the right to force Americans to buy health insurance in order to fund Obama Care. Roberts said no, the constitution doesn’t allow you to compel Americans to buy anything but you can impose a tax on them for refusing to purchase it. Remember Obama saying I will not raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year; he said that at least once a day everyday for the past 2 years. Well now his Crown Jewel is predicated upon a tax increase on that same group he pledged never to raise taxes on!
The Regime must be secretly furious at Roberts’s right about now. It has to have dawned upon them as it has me and millions of other thinking Americans Roberts got even with Obama for his public flogging of SCOTUS during his State of the Regime address. The Regime can’t call it a penalty any longer because a penalty was ruled unconstitutional but a tax makes it constitutional so in order to embrace his Signature Legislation, Obama must also a embrace a tax on that group he pledged not to raise taxes on!
On another note, Roberts gave the Regime another body blow by striking down as unconstitutional that provision in Obama Care wherein the Regime could bully states into compliance by yanking away their existing Medicaid funding should they refuse to comply with Obama Care. If the states take the money fine, the Regime can dictate how they spend it but if they refuse the money the Regime can’t penalize them by yanking other funding! In essence the states retain the right to chose whether or not they want to participate in Obama Care and given the fact some 32 states filed lawsuits against the Regime when it rammed Obama Care down our throats I believe the majority of the states will opt out of Obama Care!
In essence Roberts ruling was a victory for States Rights by limiting the Regimes ability to force We the People to purchase products under the Commerce Clause. He also shone the light of day exposing the Regime’s myth that Obama Care is indeed to be funded by a huge tax increase; a huge tax increase on the very people Obama pledged not to raise taxes on.
With his ruling, Roberts answered Obama, some six months later, saying I’ll take your petty insult and raise you a Big One!