Supremes ‘Made Obamacare Unconstitutional’
Language of founding document requires taxes to start in House
(Pacific Legal Foundation) – Just as the supporters of Obamacare – the IRS, the vast legions of regulatory agency administrators, the health-care industry and politicians – are crowing over another Supreme Court victory, another case is looming that could kill the law entirely.
By using the words of the Supreme Court itself.
In last week’s 6-3 decision, the language of the Affordable Care Act was at issue when the justices ruled against a plain reading of the law, determining that exchanges “established by the state” must include exchanges established by the federal government as well as individual states. Consequently, the court found, subsidies can be issued to residents of states that haven’t set up their own exchange, preserving a key plank of the law.
Now, a case brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation is using the court’s own terminology to argue Obamacare is constitutionally invalid...(MORE)
Ted Cruz: ‘Voters Would Be Astonished’ To Know What GOP Senators Say In Private
(Daily Caller) – Texas Sen. Ted Cruz writes in his new book that conservative voters would be “astonished” if they knew what Republican senators were really doing and saying in private meetings on Capitol Hill.
“During my time in the Senate, I’ve been amazed how many senators pose one way in public—as fiscal conservatives or staunch Tea Party supporters, for example—and then in private do little or nothing to advance those principles,” Cruz writes in his new book, “A Time For Truth.”
“Indeed, if transcripts of our Senate lunches were released to the public, I think many voters would be astonished,” the Republican presidential candidate writes.
In the introduction to this book, Cruz specifically criticizes the Republican leadership in the Senate for how they dealt with the issue of raising the debt ceiling in early 2014.
“For months leading up to this moment, Republican leaders had pledged to their constituents that when it came time to raise the federal debt limit, they would demand meaningful spending reforms from this president,” Cruz wrote. “Rest assured, we were told, the Republicans would insist on it!”...(MORE)
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