It’s On

Hold on to your butts:

The long-awaited Supreme Court showdown over the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul formally began Monday as the justices agreed to consider a high-profile challenge to the law.

The court, in a short written order, agreed to hear a challenge brought by a group of Republican governors and attorneys general from 26 states, the National Federation of Independent Business and two individual plaintiffs.

It will be a long time until we get a ruling. But this is it. If Obama were smart, he’d start working with the GOP right now on a replacement bill.

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  1. Mississippi Yankee

    Prepare for the Kabuki Theater.
    The GOP will waste vast sums of time and money trying to get Kagen to recuse herself, meanwhile the Donks will do the same trying to get Thomas to do the same.

    To them the outcome of these battles are paramount. And in a vacuum the SCOTUS can and has come up with some very wrong-headed verdicts in the past decade or so…

    And in the end I’m not sure it’s gonna mater. Lots of Wag the Dog on the horizon.

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  2. Mississippi Yankee

    Here’s how I think. The significance of this ruling cannot be overstated. If upheld, there is no hope of stemming the socialist tidal wave to follow. It is the end of freedom as we have known it (if we’re older than 30).. Given that significance, I ask myself— are there people willing to assassinate a supreme court judge to further their interests? The answer is, of course there are, on both sides. [mild hyperbole CM]

    The difference is, only the left might have assistance from highly placed government agents. Gah! I’m dancing about here. Is Obama capable of uttering “What sluggards, what cowards have I brought up in my court, who care nothing for their allegiance to their lord. Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?” I think, absolutely.

    -Curmudgeonly and Skeptical-


    In addition to deciding whether the law’s central mandate is constitutional, the justices will also determine whether the rest of the law can take effect even if that central mandate is held unconstitutional.

    The court also will look at the law’s expansion of the joint federal-state Medicaid program that provides health care to poorer Americans. The states say the law goes too far in coercing them into participating by threatening a cutoff of federal money. Yes/No

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    More so HAL, this would then allow the congress to mandate what we are required to buy, for any reason they dream up.

    Buy a GM car or truck, its your duty as a citizen!

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