Federal Judge rules ACA unconstitutional


#1

The GOP coalition of governors have won the first round in their attempts to repeal the ACA…

Federal judge in Texas rules Obama health-care law unconstitutional

Time for Trump to release that plan that covers all American’s and preserves pre-existing conditions coverage…


#2

This won’t stand. They literally ruled it unconstitutional on the basis Roberts already ruled it Constitutional. Waste of time and money.


#3

Oh this is going to get Juicy now!


#4

Does it really matter if it’s constitutional? It’s going to live or die based on politics.


#5

Well that took no time at all.

Is he forgetting that he has a big beautiful healthcare plan he’s been waiting to show everyone?

What an imbecile.


#6

I would love to see the ******* mandates die once and for all.

I don’t want Trumpcare either, whatever the **** it might be, if it even exists as a concept yet.

Just leave me the **** alone to solve my own problems.


#7

What’s he even talking about? How could it be struck down? Why even mention it?

“Obamacare is finished. It’s dead. It’s gone. You shouldn’t even mention it. It’s gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare any more.” --Dondal Trump

Not a whole lot of gray area there. He said that–when?–last year?


#8

No delegated power for any of it. It was also doubling down on the same stupid that broke things to begin with with was people abusing insurance by using it as assurance,


#9

Just be thankful you are in a position to say that, many are not.


#10

why do they need a court battle?

why didnt they just repeal it on day one like they promised 2 years ago?


#11

Trump told everyone the ACA was already gone and that no one should mention it anymore. File this with: why is their any issue funding the border wall in Congress, given that Mexico is supposed to pay for it?


#12

LOL.

Legal experts on the left and the right believe the arguments being made by Republican-led states are, on their face, uncompelling and unlikely to succeed in overturning the Affordable Care Act.

At the same time, there is a history of lawsuits that most legal experts thought were unpersuasive nonetheless putting ACA in mortal danger — first the lawsuit against the individual mandate and then the challenge to insurance subsidies.

Oh, yes. Who can forget the repellent, garbage can people who brought us the Moops Lawsuit? In the annals of bad faith, that was some A-level ■■■■■


#13

Obamacare was a sham that sent insurance skyrocketing. And instead of the left saying “single payer” or nothing there left trying to stick up for this failing turd that is Obamacare.

Trump sucks on many levels but he didn’t pass this abomination. It should have been single payer or bust.


#14

He is simply making it much worse, maiming it but leaving it there half alive; the abomination it may be today, is entirely one HE owns.

The way he has handled it is completely unacceptable.


#15

I believe the predecessors to each of Trumps picks voted on the unconstitutionality of the ACA…which means it isn’t likely to be overturned now.


#16

As long as John Roberts sits on the bench you libs are safe…unless Ginsburg or Breyer calls it a day.


#17

Let us not forget that Justice Roberts lied when he wrote:

"The shared responsibility payment is thus not a direct tax…”

When Roberts wrote that “The shared responsibility payment is thus not a direct tax that must be apportioned among the several States” , he totally ignored the historical characteristics which identify a direct tax as understood by our founders. In fact, the shared responsibility payment is characteristic of a direct tax!

A review of Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, a contemporary writing of the time which our Founders were familiar with, we find the following reference regarding a capitation tax as being a direct tax:

“Capitation taxes, so far as they are levied upon the lower ranks of people, are direct taxes upon the wages of labor.” Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, id. at pg. 540.

The shared responsibility payment is in fact to be levied directly upon the wage earner and computed from annual wages earned, and thus takes the form of a direct tax as understood by our founders!

The fact is, there is a consistency among our forefathers comments that direct taxes are those assessed to the individual by government, while indirect taxes are costs added by government to things which individuals are free to acquired or reject. For example, Hamilton’s brief in the Hylton carriage case which Roberts quoted says: ’The following are presumed to be the only direct taxes: Capitation or poll taxes, taxes on lands and buildings, general assessments, whether on the whole property of individuals, or on their whole real or personal estate. All else must, of necessity, be considered as indirect taxes.' In each of the above cases the individual is assessed directly by government.

Additionally, is it not a fact that the shared responsibly payment is proposed to be assessed from a working person’s annually earned wage, which is his/her property?

JWK

If, by calling a tax indirect when it is essentially direct, the rule of protection could be frittered away, one of the great landmarks defining the boundary between the nation and the states of which it is composed, would have disappeared, and with it one of the bulwarks of private rights and private property. POLLOCK v. FARMERS’ LOAN & TRUST CO., 157 U.S. 429 (1895)


#18

Wait - why have we got judges ruling on the ACA at this point? Don’t they know that Trump repealed the ACA and implemented his plan on day 1 of his term?


#19

Good point. Trump told us that Obamacare was gone about a year ago. Why are courts ruling on fictional statutes?


#20

Erasing that obama stain.

trump is like Borax for America.