That’s right, the Supreme Court has decided to uphold ObamaCare’s blatantly unconstitutional individual mandate, not through the Commerce Clause, or the overly absurd use of the “Welfare Clause,” but through the guise of “taxing power.” In effect, the mandate is constitutionally valid as a “tax,” so says the Court.
What’s even more unbelievable, though, is the fact that Anthony Kennedy was a faulty target. We were focusing on the wrong guy, apparently. It turns out Chief Justice John Roberts is the culprit.
In the end, the tax is going to private businesses, as Ed Morrisey with Hotair indicates: “The Supreme Court has signed off on what is, in very practical terms, a tax levied by the insurance industry on Americans simply for existing.”
Romney should transition his platform, and pull the old FDR trickaroo by adding another two justices to the Supreme Court. Bring that sucker up to 11 and the thing would be shot down in a second.