I know most of you are saying, “Why Obama is responsible for Obama-Care.” But I disagree, first of all I believe that Obama had no input on the bill that bears his name, I would bet anyone that he never even read the bill, the only things he knows about the bill is what his handlers tell him, that’s it. So to put the blame solely on him for this destructive law is wrong.
Next there are those who blame the Democrats who voted for the bill, after all many were bribed, bullied and threatened to vote for a bill they knew was wrong and was not good for America. I would put the blame on those Democrats who knew that it was a bad bill but voted for it anyway before I put the blame on Obama.
Now, the one person that I blame for Obama-Care becoming law is Chief Justice John Roberts, his was the swing vote. While there were reports he originally intended to vote otherwise, and was swayed by the pressures, those reports never have been verified and probably never will. President Obama famously claimed that the law was not a tax, yet Chief Justice Roberts took it upon himself to rewrite the bill and make it a tax.
Justice Kennedy, on whom virtually all hope for a decision upholding the law rested, voted with Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas. They would have invalidated all 900 pages of the law—even though the challengers had directly attacked only two of the law’s hundreds of provisions. But Chief Justice John Roberts sided with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan to uphold the law as a valid exercise of Congress’s power to tax.
Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. who argued for the bill never once called it a tax, as a matter fact he did his best to avoid calling it a tax. If they had called it a tax while they were voting on it, they never would have had the votes to pass it in the first place. So why did Justice Roberts take it upon himself to make it a tax?
Chief Justice John Roberts initially sided with the Supreme Court’s four conservative justices to strike down the heart of President Obama’s health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, but later changed his position and formed an alliance with liberals to uphold the bulk of the law, according to two sources with specific knowledge of the deliberations.
Roberts then withstood a month-long, desperate campaign to bring him back to his original position, the sources said. Ironically, Justice Anthony Kennedy believed by many conservatives to be the justice most likely to defect and vote for the law led the effort to try to bring Roberts back to the fold. It is not known why Roberts changed his view on the mandate and decided to uphold the law. At least one conservative justice tried to get him to explain it, but was unsatisfied with the response, according to a source with knowledge of the conversation.
It is said that Justice Roberts was blackmailed, as corrupt as the Obama administration is, I do not find this hard to swallow. Others say he was swayed by outside influences, whatever the reason he changed his mind, he should truly be ashamed of himself. How it can be Constitutional for the government to force Americans to buy a product, there is just no way it can be. This opens up a whole can of worms, do you think the Government is going to stop there? You can rest assured that somewhere down the line, we will be forced to buy other things the Government says is for our best interest. Freedom?
I would like to close by saying two words to Justice Roberts, and they ain’t Merry Christmas.
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