| |  Print This Article

Obamacare: Bait and Switch

BY GRASSROOT INSTITUTE OF HAWAII - Early this morning, the Supreme Court announced their ruling in NFIB et. al. vs. Sebelius et. al., also known as the Obamacare case. By a 5-4 decision (with Chief Justice Roberts writing the majority), the Court upheld the constitutionality of the individual mandate contained in the law. Curiously, the mandate was NOT found constitutional under the Commerce Clause, but rather as an extension of Congress' taxation powers.

Read the full decision here: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf

GRIH President Richard O. Rowland said: "When a retail store advertises an item for sale at $2.99 only to say to you when you visit to buy the item, sorry, we are sold out, but we have this similar product for $35.99, that is bait and switch.

"Bait and Switch is exactly what the US government has done with the so-called Obamacare law. The law and the sale of it to Congress and the people of our nation expressed that the proposal was NOT a tax. Now the Supreme Court has declared it a tax. And, it is a huge one. And it has the middle class as its principal victim.

"However, there is good news. The fact that the action was declared NOT legally under the Commerce clause of the Constitution is a great relief because that would have opened a Pandora's Box of unintended and unknown consequences."

For further commentary and analysis, look to these friends and members of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.

Ilya Shapiro (Member, Board of Scholars) of the CATO Institute: http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/supreme-court-unlawfully-rewrites-obamacare-to-save-it-four-votes-led-by-kennedy-to-strike-it/

Michael Cannon of the CATO Institute: http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/congress-its-not-a-tax-scotus-yes-it-is/

Danny de Gracia (GRIH Economic Policy Advisor):http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/making-waves-hawaii-perspective-washington-politic/2012/jun/28/SCOTUS-ruling-a-dark-day/

Hawaii Reporter (fellow member of the Hawaii Liberty Coalition):http://www.hawaiireporter.com/affordable-healthcare-act-upheld-by-the-us-supreme-court-impact-on-taxpayers-and-hawaii-residents-will-be-detailed-today/12

 

Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

Short URL: http://www.hawaiireporter.com/?p=51735

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

News Cycle on The Rick Hamada Show








Recently Commented

  • ikyle09agul: With polite greetings I want to say that this post is amazing!! Thanks GO TO MY SITE
  • ikyle09agul: Thanks For sharing this Superb article.I use this Article to show my assignment in college.it is useful...
  • essaygeek: The criminals should be punished because they are killing the nation ad we can't afford this kind of...
  • superior paprers: Such kind of articles like you have written about the zipper lane fact sheet is always helpful for...
  • @AloneSchaub: Remember SEO is consistently modifying and needs developers that keep up with the latest designs along...