Court bats Obamacare back to Supremes

Roberts and company get 2nd chance to slap down health care takeover

Bob Unruh

Chief Justice John Roberts and his cohorts on the U.S. Supreme Court will get a second chance to slap down the health care takeover known as Obamacare.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the Constitution’s Commerce Clause is enough authority for Congress to demand employers purchase private health insurance for their employees or pay government fines.

The case was launched by Liberty University at the outset of the fight over Obamacare. The university confirmed today as soon as the appellate court decision was announced that it would petition the Supreme Court to hear its challenge to the entire employer mandate.

“If we are successful in striking down the employer mandate, it will benefit both religious and nonreligious employers,” the university said in an announcement. “The petition will also include the claim that the forced funding of abortion violates the free exercise of religion and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act with respect to individuals.”…

…Obamacare originated as House Resolution 3590, the Service Members Home Ownership Act. But after passing the House, Senate President Harry Reid simply removed its contents and title, replacing it with a new title and more than 2,000 pages…


The complete article, with video, is at WorldNetDaily.


Also at the site, Soros-funded activst: “I helped write Obamacare”

The president of a George Soros-funded “progressive” think tank has boasted about helping to write President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation.

Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, or CAP, appeared Friday night on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” when she was asked by another guest, James Poulos of the Huffington Post, whether she read the text of Obamacare.

“Yes,” she replied. “I helped write the bill. So yes, I read the bill. I read all 2,200 pages of the bill.”…


Related: Obamacare called ‘The fiasco for the ages’

…Pundits and professors are rifling through the thesaurus, looking for the right word to describe what the Wall Street Journal calls “a fiasco for the ages.” The Journal editorialists reminded everyone that they “fought the Affordable Care Act from start to passage, and we’d like to apologize to our readers. It turns out we weren’t nearly critical enough.”

The editors of The New York TimesMr. Obama’s most reliable sycophants, are deep in mourning, but working furiously to apply more rouge to the corpse before it turns the parlor too fragrant for a wake. It’s summer, and they’re running out of ice…


Krauthammer: Why ObamaCare Is “Mathematically Impossible”

Charles Krauthammer believes ObamaCare is a “gigantic bait and switch.” He told Bill O’Reilly on tonight’s Factor, “The promise of this president was ObamaCare won’t cost a penny. Now, anybody who’s got a mind would understand if you’re going to give health care to 30 million people who haven’t had it, there is no free lunch.”…


Sen. Mike Lee Warns of Gov. Shutdown if Dems Won’t Defund ObamaCare

…Lee said that if a comprehensive approach was needed to pass the law, then it is equally appropriate to demand a delay of the rest of the law, including the individual mandate which requires all Americans to purchase government-approved healthcare plans.

“It’s fundamentally unfair to adopt an employer mandate and an individual mandate and say, ‘I’m going to enforce this against hard-working individual Americans, but the government is going to look the other way when it comes to wealthy, corporate fat cats,’” Lee said.

Lee believes that Obama’s delay of the employer mandate could force Senate Democrats to defend the law – which most Americans oppose – during the upcoming congressional debate on a new continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through the 2014 midterm elections…


Dem Senator on Obamacare: “This Was the Law. How Can They Change the Law?”

…Some Democrats were also dismayed by the White House’s actions. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and an author of the health law, questioned whether Mr. Obama had the authority to unilaterally delay the employer mandate. “This was the law. How can they change the law?” he asked. For its part, the White House continued to look flat-footed on the issue. After an almost surreptitious evening announcement of the delay last week, posted on the Treasury Department’s Web site, the White House is declining to send a representative to a House hearing on the decision that is scheduled for Wednesday…



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