The Supreme Court hearing on the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, will finally take place this week. One of the things that will be decided is whether Congress could, i.e. is allowed to, penalize an individual for NOT engaging in commerce.
The hearing and subsequent ruling promise to be gripping events, attracting worldwide attention. However, the REAL discussion, which never took place, needed to focus on the question “SHOULD Obamacare have been passed at all?” The now infamous quote by Nancy Pelosi, “we need to pass it so we can see what’s in it,” highlights how our political process was distorted to block such a discussion.
Recent findings by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the real cost of Obamacare lend credence to the fact that Obamacare is NOT “Affordable” and should never have been passed. It’s not at all ironic that passing Obamacare is proving to be be an economic hazard as well as a hazard of liberty.
So the real contest of this hearing is between individual freedom versus government control over our lives through government mandates. Let’s hope freedom triumphs.
SIDE NOTE: If you want to teach your children about honest business and free enterprise, please read (short 2 pages) Congressman Rohrabacher’s courageous and visionary bill, H.RES.422 .
If you agree with the bill, click this link to contact ANY Representative to encourage him or her to join as a Co-Sponsor.
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