Obama Rejects Supreme Court Ruling On Obamacare

back in 2009.

Forbes explains the recent ruling:

 The 5-4 decision found the individual mandate at the heart of the law was a tax and therefore allowable under Congress’ constitutional power to levy taxes. Roberts joined the conservative wing in finding the law otherwise would have violated the Commerce Clause, however, by exceeding the power of Congress.

from ABC News

STEPHANOPOULOS:  You were against the individual mandate…

OBAMA:  Yes.

STEPHANOPOULOS:  …during the campaign.  Under this mandate, the government is forcing people to spend money, fining you if you don’t. How is that not a tax?

OBAMA:  Well, hold on a second, George. Here — here’s what’s happening.  You and I are both paying $900, on average — our families — in higher premiums because of uncompensated care.  Now what I’ve said is that if you can’t afford health insurance, you certainly shouldn’t be punished for that.  That’s just piling on. If, on the other hand, we’re giving tax credits, we’ve set up an exchange, you are now part of a big pool, we’ve driven down the costs, we’ve done everything we can and you actually can afford health insurance, but you’ve just decided, you know what, I want to take my chances.  And then you get hit by a bus and you and I have to pay for the emergency room care, that’s…

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.  What it’s saying is, is that we’re not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore than the fact that right now everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance. Nobody considers that a tax increase. People say to themselves, that is a fair way to make sure that if you hit my car, that I’m not covering all the costs.

Apparently nobody, except the Supreme Court.

Of course, the fascists who proposed this legislation, which loots the young while benefiting the old, knew what it was really all about the whole time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9373175 Nikki Melissa

    WOW! That last comment likening the health care mandate to car insurance? Well, you undereducated a$$, I can OPT OUT of car insurance by not driving a car. Can I just sell my body to someone else, so I do not have to insure it or be taxed to do so? Oh wait, that’s what this law mandates… I am not responsible for my body (that’s the premise) if it is injured or failing, so I must pay the state to maintain it. Then who owns it? Sounds like the state is forcing me to lease it to them in exchange for a maintenance… Why do I feel like I just got F-ed? At least a prostitute doesn’t have to pay to be screwed…

  • Lorelei Michael

    normally, you should be able to take care of yourself, they like to make us think we’re taken care of though, when in the end, it all screws us over. AND i think the car insurance thing, isnt that a good thing towards taking a bus, or riding a bike? insurance is an excuse to pay for people who dont know what the hell is going on. then WHAM BAM CRACK SLAM. pay attention to the road, little drunken jimmy. and if you get hit, SUE ‘EM. thats what the courts are for.