The Supreme Court, Obamacare, and Cooking the Books
Not that it really matters, but I disagree with the Supreme's Court's decision. In my opinion, the government ALREADY has the power to tax, therefore, there's no need for a half-baked substitute for a tax. If the Democrats wanted everyone to have health insurance, they could have raised taxes and spent the revenue buying/providing health insurance. Why didn't the Democrats do that? Because they couldn't. The Democrats did not have the support, either popularly or politically, to support a spending increase of that magnitude. Instead, they moved the tax and spending off the books with the individual mandate. It may not be unconstitutional, but it's still cooking the books to override the checks and balances of the system.