Thursday, June 28, 2012
ObamaCare Ruling Actually Worse Than I Thought
America lost big on this one. Tom Scocca at Slate argues that Chief Justice John Roberts actually puts limits on the Commerce clause now and that while Obama won today, the proponents of unlimited Commerce clause power actually lost. The main problem with the Commerce clause was always that presidents or congresses were always trying to stretch the definition of what commerce was. Thanks to this ruling, the Commerce clause is weakened but the power of government to tax now applies to the ability to compel commerce. You don't have to buy a buggy whip or a typewriter, but you can be taxed if you don't. The power of taxation becomes limitless. FU America.