They pulled a fast one, and no one caught it. When Obamacare was reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court, the federal mandate was challenged. (Was it legal to make one purchase a product, and could he be fined or penalized if he didn’t?) The president is on record many times assuring Congress and the American people that it would not be a tax.
When U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts reviewed that clause, he said that the only way this could be held constitutionally, it had to be a tax — something the president assured us it was not.
Most people know there are three branches of government: the legislative, judicial and executive branches, in which one branch cannot do the work of the other branch.
Till this day, Justice Roberts did not say it was constitutional or it was not constitutional.
The drive-by media took it as being constitutional and ran with it.
The only way this can be legal, is the whole bill has to be sent back to Congress, which can amend the bill, strike out the words “penalty” and “fine,” and add the word “tax,” then have the Senate and the House vote on it again. Good luck on that happening.
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