Well, that was exciting, no?
Short version, from what I can tell: the court decided that Obamacare’s individual mandate is not permitted under the Commerce Clause, but is permitted in terms of being a tax. Which means three things:
- The President is a poor Constitutional Scholar, given that he claimed that the health tax was permitted under the Commerce Clause;
- The President is a liar, as he promised not to raise taxes on the middle class.
- Vote Republican in November. As a tax, we can get rid of this monstrosity with a simple majority vote in the Senate (HI, RECONCILIATION!).