A divided Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s health-care law, in one of the most anticipated high-court rulings in a generation. The court said Congress was acting within its powers under the Constitution when it required most Americans to carry health insurance or pay a penalty — the provision at the center of the two-year legal battle. It upheld the mandate as a tax, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts. Wall Street Journal 6/28/2012
Note the keyword “tax” – centralizing, waste-promoting, ossified institution generating tax. One more massive signal to those who would otherwise be funding the social security payments to you and I now in the workforce that they are not responsible for their own lives. Next stop, the Commission on Child Rearing sets standards for who may have children, penalties to include forced sterilization (see China and India.) The question is: what will you do when the government decides on legislation that governs what ideas you’re allowed to present at work in the interest of protecting your company’s customers? None of the above possible, you think? Well, neither did I believe that the Federal government could legislate personal health care decisions, but here we are. The stove knob turns another click on the pot of warming water with the frog (us) in it.
It rankles to defend them when they approve of something as invasive as Obamacare – I agree it is what they say: a tax – with all the ugly, ratcheting progressive control transfer ramifications thereof, but you should see the piece below.
REVIEW & OUTLOOK
June 27, 2012, 6:56 p.m. ET
The Court’s Business Ledger
Lopsided majorities were the norm.
If the Supreme Court overturns part or all of ObamaCare this week, you can bet a top liberal complaint will be that the “conservative majority” was once again in the pocket of “business interests.” The only thing missing from this critique will be evidence, especially after this year’s term…
The fault is not with the Court as they uphold the process of law not the subjects of it. Our unesteemed Congress – who pass laws they haven’t read – and our inexperienced President are responsible for the subjects of new Federal laws. At a time when Spain’s unemployment rate is 25%, the European Court of Justice ruled recently that if you get sick on vacation, you get more vacation. (see National Lampoon’s European Vacation) One after another, countries in the EU declare they can’t keep up with the entitlements and – too big to fail – plead for bail out.
At some point, the message needs to reach each individual that they alone are responsible for their lives and only after that mantle is recognized are they in a position to do something also in their own self interest which is to voluntarily contribute to a neighbor. Instead, the message goes out: do whatever you like, we’ll cover you with the “we” being the conscripts laboring to pay the taxes to be taken by those who wish to appropriate the power of good effort. Who is John Galt?