Naturally, the process of translating the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare will take some time.
As I type this the world is learning that the “individual mandate” which President Obama argued was in no way a tax upon the people, is – wait for it – a tax upon the people. Those Democrats who vowed not to impose new taxes on the citizenry will be rushing today to play semantic games with their constituents but I predict the voters, who are much smarter than most Democrats will admit, will see it all for what it is - a new financial burden on our already struggling families.
We’re also learning that the Supreme Court will not allow the Obama administration to tell Americans what they must and must not spend their money upon. This is, in my opinion, the most uplifting news of the morning. To know that this egregious power grab which could eventually lead to governmental grocery cart watchers and broccoli police is unequivocally forbidden gives me great hope.
However you feel about the Supreme Court’s decision this morning, know that it is all far from over. Remember that Presidential contender Mitt Romney has promised that on day number one of his presidency, he will repeal Obamacare in whatever shape it has taken. The Democrats, on the other hand, will be appealing the decision, I’m sure, though I don’t yet know upon what grounds.
The bottom line is still this – Barack Obama will do exactly as he is inclined to do until moving day comes. The Megalomaniac in Chief will pick a course and take it in spite of the laws of the land. He will call upon his minions (read jackbooted storm troopers) to selective enforce this law as he has with illegal immigration, and will achieve his Imperial goals however his whims take him. The good news is, most of it can be undone when somebody with less grandiose delusions gets to the White House.
We still have six months before a new administration takes its place in Washington. In the interim we can count on Barack Obama, the God King, to continue making royal proclamations which the role of duly elected Congressional representatives is thoroughly and shamefully usurped.