By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Given Tuesday's results, it's unlikely Obamacare can be stopped at the federal level. Polls show a majority wants to see the health care takeover law repealed, but the path to accomplish this goal just became a lot more complicated.
When Congress was writing the health-care bill, lawmakers insisted the individual mandate that consumers buy insurance was backed up by a penalty, not a tax. On Monday, that decision came back to bite them.
When Congress was writing the health care bill, lawmakers insisted the individual mandate that consumers buy insurance was backed up by a penalty, not a tax. On Monday, that decision came back to bite them.
Harvey Pekar, whose autobiographical comic book series "American Splendor" portrayed his unglamorous life with bone-dry honesty and wit, was found dead at home early Monday, authorities said.
Sheila Schuller Coleman has been affirmed as lead pastor at the Crystal Cathedral megachurch, replacing her father Robert H. Schuller.
As Case Western University law professor Jonathan Adler and Cato scholar Michael Cannon argue, the structure of President Obama's legislation and its history strongly argue in favor of the interpretation that these subsidies and tax credits were a carrot meant to encourage states to establish their own exchanges.
Mr. Cannon said that even if the judge had upheld the penalty as a tax, it still could have been found unconstitutional because it doesn't fit under the authorized types of taxes: income, excise or direct taxes.