Last Thursdays ruling by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court – and I do mean HIS ruling – on Obamacare has the cockroaches dancing and singing his praises. Here is an example by the Charlotte Observer:
Conservatives were dismayed by the Supreme Court’s ruling on health care reform Thursday. But in fact, Chief Justice John Roberts, the swing vote, was the court’s only member to act in truly conservative fashion.
He did this in at least two ways: He followed the conservative call for justices to demonstrate judicial restraint, looking for ways to let laws passed by democratically elected representatives stand if possible. At the same time, he delivered a blow to liberals’ broadening of the Constitution’s Commerce Clause over the years, taking away one of the primary vehicles for the federal government’s expansion.
How in the hell is that judicial restraint? The man rewrote the law! This is the worst form of judicial activism committed by a Supreme Court justice in recent memory. And the Disturber calls this act a truly conservative fashion? Do they even know what conservative means? If Roberts were acting like a conservative, he would have voted with the other “conservative” justices and struck down the individual mandate as unconstitutional. Instead, he commanded from on high that it was a tax. That is anything but conservative.
The Disturber wasn’t through with its myopic distortion of Obamacare.
Stymied by the nation’s highest court, Mitt Romney and Republican congressional leaders reiterated Thursday that repealing the Affordable Care Act will be their first order of business. So Americans have a clear choice in November: Whether to give Republicans control of the House, the Senate and the Oval Office and thus ensure the death of health care reform.
That’s a question that forces voters to decide whether they want to go back to a system that leaves 50 million people uninsured in the world’s richest country. A system that denies insurance coverage to – or even drops coverage from – the very people who need it most. A system that enriches insurance and pharmaceutical companies at the expense of regular folks. A system in which if you lose your job, you lose your insurance, and could be on the road to bankruptcy. A system that allows insurance companies to limit how much they will pay in benefits over a customer’s lifetime
And let’s not forget this little gem:
Critics plan to build support for repeal by labeling the Affordable Care Act as a giant tax increase on the American people. In fact, it will only be an increase for the 4 million or so people (out of 311 million) who can afford health insurance but choose to risk not having it. And they are merely being forced to pay into a system that they will eventually need, rather than foisting their costs on to the rest of us. (Which is the rationale, incidentally, that prompted conservatives to create and for years support the idea of an individual mandate before President Obama adopted it as a compromise.)
What the statist at the Charlotte Observer really wants is social insurance – not health insurance. They want to control and redistribute the wealth. The editors at this paper will distort the truth in order to achieve their goals. They would have everyone believe that there are no safety nets or charitable programs available for the very sick and indigent. I wonder if the Disturber even bothered to ask themselves who make up the uninsured. The Cato Institute reported the following:
What is revealing is that four states make up 40% of the uninsured: Texas, Florida, California, and New York. I wonder why that is. Can anyone guess? Hmmm…
Another Disturber lie is the insurance and pharmaceutical industries were enriching themselves at the expense of the populace, and that Obamacare would put a stop to that. I would say the opposite is true. These industries were given huge incentives, one of them being the individual mandate. How is that not “profiting” off the system?
And let’s not forget the lie that the insured pay for the uninsured. Are we to believe that the uninsured don’t get a bill? Please…
Watch the Cato Institute video to the very end. They’ll despoil the health care myth spread by dishonest papers like the Charlotte Observer.