My oh my what a nucking futs day. The mules were quite pleased as expected with today’s ruling out of the supreme court today regarding the Affordable Care Act. Los elefantes…not so much.
Frankly, I was a little surprised by the upholding of the individual mandate. The supreme court’s weak attempt at legitimizing people being forced to purchase health insurance through a tax that let’s be honest…funnels you into some kind of program regardless, government provided or not. Roberts felt that while it’s unconstitutional to mandate a product, it is OK to issue a tax despite it’s “fairness and wisdom” to paraphrase. But wait, I thought this wasn’t a tax to begin with Mr. President? Oh and thank thank you for that one ABC.
I’m sorry, but I feel compelled to beg the differ “Chief” Justice man Roberts. What is the difference when fining people is the ultimate means to an end of in fact slowly, but ultimately forcing that person via this item (that can be actually construed as a tax according to this article here) to get insured as Obama so eloquently put:
STEPHANOPOULOS: That may be, but it’s still a tax increase.
OBAMA: No. That’s not true, George. The — for us to say that you’ve got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase.
Lastly, we must ask this one simple question. Which really, doesn’t seem too far fetched if this type of thing is going to happen with America’s healthcare. If big brother can tax/fine somebody for not purchasing health insurance (in effect attempting to alter one’s behavior against their opinion), what else could this potentially lead to down the road once people become slowly accustomed to these types of ludicrous fines. Why not with what we can and cannot eat? I’m mean lets get as real as the streets here ladies and gentleman, big brother already knows what’s best for us. At least when it comes to the cafeteria with kids in the public school system with their allegedly low-quality homemade lunches.