This by John Cole sums it up. Regardless if you'd like to hear the legal arguments for and against the individual mandate, it's of no consequence. The Roberts' Court does what it wants, even if it contradicts what they've written in the past, said in a speech or whatever. It's about "drowning the government in the bathtub" and these scholarly asshats are more than happy to play their part, robes and all (fuck I'd bet they'd wear wigs if they could get them sewn by the little people).
Obamacare, should be a welcomed change in our country. We have mediocre health care at best in America and the private insurance companies gauge us at every turn. Anything to rein in the insurance companies even a little bit, whether it's covering recent graduates or pre-existing conditions is a solid improvement. Nope, it's socialism. Obama is ruining our country!!! Kenyan! Donald Trump proved he's from there! GET YOUR HANDS OFF MY MEDICARE!! THIS WHEEL CHAIR WAS BOUGHT FAIR AND SQUARE WITH MY MEDICAID!!!
I'd rather have someone slice off my entire thumb and wait in line knowing I have universal health care, then go through the bullshit I'm right now. I get bills, lots of bills, all of which I can't afford. Obamacare isn't universal, but it sure as hell is better for millions of Americans. And it very well could lead to much more sound policies down the road...uh oh I'm talking "long game" folks. But here's the rub, Alito, Roberts, Scalia, and Thomas couldn't care less. As Cole says:
There is no doubt in my mind that Alito, Thomas, Scalia, and Roberts will do whatever they think will help conservatism the most, precedents and outcomes of their actions be damned.
It's their world...
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