In light of the Supreme Court’s egregious rulings on ObamaCare and same-sex “marriage,” Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told Newsmax TV that the Justices have sold their souls! “As a former judge and chief justice, I am extremely embarrassed for them. And unfortunately, when you’ve sold your soul, it’s kind of tough to even realize you should be embarrassed, but they should.”
It is beyond question that the Supreme Court’s opinion on the ObamaCare subsidies is raw judicial activism on the part of the Justices. They redefined the wording of ObamaCare to suit their political objectives.
In 2012, they changed the word “penalties” to “taxes,” to rule that Congress could pass the law in the first place. On Thursday, they determined that the word “state” could mean the federal government, once again, to support their misguided decision.
Concluding that the Court had engaged in overt judicial activism yet again, as it had done the first time it decided the fate of the ACA, dissenting Justice Antonin Scalia opined that, “We should start calling this law SCOTUScare,” given that the Court continues to re-write the plain terms of the statute to fits its purposes and to uphold it against all challenges.
The Court’s actions vastly exceed the appropriate judicial power that was given it by the Constitution, and it does so in the name of upholding the worst intrusion into the lives of the American people that has yet emerged from Congress. The decision Thursday, like the earlier decision on ObamaCare, is a tragedy and it defies logic.
While it appears on the surface that the Justices were somewhat concerned about the effects on Americans receiving subsidies if they were to overturn the law’s wording, the sad reality is that the subsidies are in place to mask the exorbitant costs of healthcare under ObamaCare. It is, in effect, little more than a form of wealth redistribution.
+ + Representatives say they’ll do what Americans elected them to do.
In spite of President Obama’s assertion that the so-called Affordable Care Act is here to stay, Republican lawmakers have vowed to continue the fight to repeal the healthcare disaster, as reported by CNSNews.
“Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said in a statement Thursday, ‘Today’s ruling failed to hold the Obama Administration responsible for its reckless execution of its own poorly-crafted law,”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) addressed the high court’s decision on the Senate floor on Thursday, vowing to repeal Obamacare. ‘I will fight with every breath in my body to make that happen.’
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) said in a statement, ‘While I’m disappointed in the Supreme Court’s ruling, it does not change the fact that Obamacare has been a dismal failure for millions of Americans who have lost the good health care that they liked, and are paying more for the plans that they have. I will continue to stand with the American people who want this failed law repealed and replaced with patient-centered reforms that lower costs and get Washington bureaucrats out of our health care decisions.’
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) said in a statement, ‘Now is the time to act – now is the time to keep our word to the American people. After 58 votes to repeal Obamacare in part or in whole, I call on our Republican leadership to use Reconciliation to put a full repeal of Obamacare on the President’s desk.'”
+ + YES, Congressman Huelscamp, now is the time to act!
Now is the time when every American must take action and hold our elected officials’ feet to the fire. We are asking you to do two things today and over the next several days …
First, we must have Americans who know that ObamaCare is bad medicine sign Liberty Counsel Action’s petition to “Repeal ObamaCare.”
We will be delivering this petition next week to Congress before they leave for their July 4 break. We are praying for 100,000 signatures to the petition, so we need every friend of Liberty Counsel Action to sign it. Right now, we stand at just over 10% of our goal! Click here to take that immediate action.
If you are among the 10,000+ who have already signed the petition, we are asking you to expand your impact and bombard the offices of your California Representative and two Senators, along with other key Members of Congress, with faxes calling for the Repeal of ObamaCare.
Click here to launch your Fax Barrage. Everything you need is one click away!
Together, let’s reverse the socialization of our world class healthcare system and put our most personal choices back in the hands of patients and doctors.
And, as pro-life Americans, we will continue to adamantly oppose any healthcare plan that requires us to pay for abortions with our tax dollars!
Click here to add your name to the Liberty Counsel Action petition calling for the Repeal of ObamaCare.
Signers, click here to launch your personal Fax Barrage to as many as 100 lawmakers calling for the Repeal of ObamaCare!
Now is certainly the time to take action!
God bless you,
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