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President Obama today was sworn in to serve for another four years as the 44th president of the United States. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office in the Blue Room of the White House. The president’s family and a small group of reporters were in attendance. Obama took the oath on Michelle Obama’s family bible. The Robinson bible was held by the first lady. Read More https://twitter.com/petesouza/status/293048739529121792 White House Pool Report 10a The entire oath ceremony lasted about 1 minute. Chief Justice Roberts led the president in reciting the oath, including the president's full name "Barack Hussein Obama." The president sweared his oath rather than affirmed as expected. Two two man recited the oath carefully and resolutely without [...]
I'm not robbing a bank, I'm making a withdrawal. I'm not dealing drugs, I'm assisting recreational activity. I'm not cheating on my wife, I'm helping a friend. And according to Chief Justice Roberts, I'm not making someone buy something, I'm levying a tax. Never mind that the Supreme Court does not possess that power. Typical of the radical mentality, if something is too bothersome, too uncomfortable, simply change the name and voila – fixed. No, really, it's not Governmental tyranny, it's . . . it's . . . a tax. Yeah, that's it, it's a tax. Ahhh, there now. Much better. How is it that Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts can miss this? I am not privy to the esteemed jurist's intellectual level, but I would be willing to bet that it is, at the very least, somewhere [...]
Chief Justice John Roberts initially sided with the Supreme Court's four conservative justices to strike down the heart of President Obama's health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, but later changed his position and formed an alliance with liberals to uphold the bulk of the law, according to two sources with specific knowledge of the deliberations. Roberts then withstood a month-long, desperate campaign to bring him back to his original position, the sources said. Ironically, Justice Anthony Kennedy - believed by many conservatives to be the justice most likely to defect and vote for the law - led the effort to try to bring Roberts back to the fold. "He was relentless," one source said of Kennedy's efforts. "He was very engaged in this." But this time, Roberts held firm. [...]
Any bill that raises taxes must originate in the House of Representatives With the Supreme Court deeming Obamacare a tax, it may soon be gone! Article 1, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution: "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives, but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills." Since the Senate originated Obamacare, it is an INVALID TAX! via Obamacare "TAX" invalid! Only the House of Representatives can originate a bill for raising revenue! Senate created Obamacare!. Ben Swann Reality Check breaks down the Affordable Care Act ruling by the Supreme Court and looks at why the determination that the law is a tax, may make it invalid via Reality Check: If Healthcare Law Is A Tax Is It Now Invalid? - YouTube.
The bottom line for the Supreme Court’s decision upholding Obamacare is that it is a huge victory for President Obama. If the Court had struck down the national health care law, either in part or in whole, it would have been by far the worst day of Obama’s presidency. Now, it might not be the best day — but avoiding disaster is without question a huge boost for the president. For conservatives, the verdict is a crushing disappointment. Yes, there were some conservatives who predicted the Court would uphold Obamacare, but there were many who simply did not believe that a majority of justices would hold that the Constitution’s Commerce Clause supports an individual mandate to buy health insurance. As it turned out, they were right: the Court ruled that the Commerce Clause [...]
With the Health Care decision coming today or before the end of the month, we thought it would be interesting to review the Supreme Court arguments Media Credit: ABC News If you thought the ways to analyze the Supreme Court’s marathon arguments about President Obama’s health-care law had been exhausted, you were wrong. A Texas trial consultant with an unflagging interest in all things high court-related has taken a stopwatch and magnifying glass to all six hours and 14 minutes (and seven seconds) of the relevant back-and-forth of the late March arguments. What Ryan Malphurs found is not likely to comfort supporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but little has since the court concluded three days of skeptical constitutional consideration. The [...]