Thursday, June 25, 2015

Damned-fool mistake: SCOTUScare wins

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Of his appointment of stealth-liberal Earl Warren as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Dwight D. Eisenhower called it "the biggest damned-fool mistake I ever made."

George W. Bush also thought he named a conservative to that position. But John Roberts is a liberal like Warren.

In a 6-3 decision, Roberts' court voted to uphold the belief that the purposefully "tortured" language in the ObamaCare allows for taxpayer subsidies for federal insurance exchanges.

From Fox News:
Chief Justice John Roberts, who was the key vote in 2012, again voted with his liberal colleagues in support of the law. Justice Anthony Kennedy, a dissenter in 2012, was part of the majority on Thursday.

"Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them," Roberts wrote in the majority opinion.

Conservative-leaning justices, though, issued a scathing dissent to the decision, referencing the several times the high court has had to rule on the health law.

"We should just start calling this law SCOTUScare," Justice Antonin Scalia wrote, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

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