Thursday, December 15, 2016

Maybe John Roberts did us a favor by saving ObamaCare

DAN CALABRESE - By leaving it for Congress to dismantle, the Chief Justice ultimately set the stage for a better solution. --I'm not going to lie to you. I was as mad as anyone at Chief Justice Roberts when he - not once but twice - saved ObamaCare by engaging in legal gymnastics to avoid finding it unconstitutional - which it clearly was. First he pretended individual mandate fine was a tax, even after the Obama Administration had explicitly said it was not while trying to sell it to the public. Then he ignored clear language about who had to run the exchanges in order for them to be eligible for subsidies. --The other conservative Justices (even Anthony Kennedy) were ready to throw out the entire law on the grounds that it exceeded the authority of Congress...

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