“Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES!!!!!!”
As we struggle to understand the impact in the upcoming days of the SCOTUS’s 5-4 ruling in favor of upholding Obamacare one thing stood out in the opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts. The individual mandate is unconstitutional under the commerce clause but can survive as a tax.
Although the immediate impact will be a positive for the President and his supporters the lasting effects could, as in the case of Bush 41, put a severe damper on the Presidents re-election bid. Mitt Romney was struggling with Tea party support as well as the support of some libertarian leaning Republicans. Did the ruling just energize those people to jump on the Romney bandwagon 100%? I would say it helped immensely.
Obama’s promises of not raising taxes on the middle class has just been thrown a large curve ball by the SCOTUS. Did Roberts know and willingly lead the sheep to slaughter? I do not know but would like to think so.
I am anxiously awaiting the first Obama “Read My Lips” t-shirts to hit the market.
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