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In an analysis of ObamaCare, Grace-Marie Turner writes for Forbes that Chief Justice Roberts went to great pains to have the Court uphold ObamaCare. She writes:
Read Grace-Marie Turner's full commentary here.
"Roberts appears to have dived so far into the legal weeds that he completely lost sight of the purpose of the law. This shows the tremendous folly of a justice who is not schooled in health policy rewriting the law to save it. Rather than putting it on these contrived new stilts, it would have been far better for him to declare the law unconstitutional, as four of his brethren insisted, so Congress could get started with the sensible reform we need."
"Perhaps even worse, Roberts has created an entirely new taxing power for the federal government. 'This is the first indirect tax on inactivity in American history,' said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp this week in opening a hearing on the court decision. An indirect tax on inactivity? Now the federal government can tax us for not doing what it demands of us!"