If so… um, thanks?
To sum up the argument: the Obama administration has always been two-faced over whether the individual mandate is a tax or not, due to the horrifically botched way that the Democrats shoved Obamacare down America’s throat. If the mandate is not a tax, its constitutionality becomes highly iffy; and if it is a tax then Obama lied like a cheap rug when he promised the American people that their taxes weren’t going up:
Mind you, people shouldn’t have believed that nonsense from Obama in the first place. Politicians lie, people.Anyway, the Supreme Court is rumored to be considering holding off on judging Obamacare until 2014 because of the Anti-Injunction Act, which is an “age-old law that says courts may not halt a tax that isn’t yet being collected. ” Bolding mine, not TPM’s: I don’t think that they’re the sorts who are prepared to admit too openly that the US Supreme Court just called Barack Obama a lying son of a …gun.
As you might have guessed, I’ll be happy to take this opportunity to hammer Obama for his blatant lying. And the best part? It’s completely independent of the issue of Romneycare, so I can.