What else can you conclude from reading this headline: Obama Campaign Disagrees With Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling? Guess they really don’t want to admit what the Chief Justice did in upholding the unpopular law nor what the administration’s own Solicitor General said (at 3:00 below):
It wasn’t just Solicitor General Donald Verrilli. In his oral arguments, that Obama appointee cited Democratic Senator Max Baucus, the bill’s “floor sponsor” who “defended it as an exercise of the taxing power“. (Via Hot Air.)
Without the Chief Justice’s vote finding that the health care mandate constitutional through the charter’s taxing power, there would not have been five votes to uphold the law.
Interesting how the president’s advisors and campaign defenders recognize just how toxic even talk of tax increases can be. Yet, they still want to increase the size and scope of the federal government while insisting that the better part of the American people won’t have to pay for the goodies they’re bestowing.
(More on this anon (I hope); Steven Hayward does a good job of addressing the issue here.)