Scalia Blasts Obamacare Ruling: ‘Words Have No Meaning’

The Supreme Court of the United States effectively rewrote the text of Obamacare to save the legislation.

By a 6-3 majority, the Court upheld the Fourth Circuit’s decision in King v. Burwell and decided that federal subsidies were available on state Obamacare exchanges, even though the text of the so-called Affordable Care Act said that such subsidies were only available on “State” exchanges.

The majority acknowledged that the word “State” was, at best, “ambiguous.” And it rejected the idea that an executive agency, in this case the Internal Revenue Service, could decide the meaning of that term.

Rewriting the law is evidently meant for the courts, not the administration–or Congress.

The majority–led, again, by Chief Justice John Roberts, who infamously interpreted a “penalty” as a tax to uphold Obamacare’s constitutionality in 2012–held that the “context” of the word “State” mattered more than the “most natural reading.”

And the context was that Obamacare had to be saved from itself. After all, Congress could not have meant to pass a bad, self-defeating policy, could it?

The dissent, by Justice Antonin Scalia, was blistering.

“Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State,'” he wrote.

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WTF?!?!

What do they have on Roberts that they can control him?

Or any of the other justices for that matter...

Didn't someone once say something like,"an illegal law is no law at all"?

It is getting harder and harder to recognize this once great nation..!

Kennedy was always a lib (who every once in a blue moon) would vote conservative.

Ginsberg was also a lib.

Roberts was a Rino Scumbag, who should have been removed by Bush ... instead of controlled by Obama.  Instead he follows his "Mastah" to the gates of Hell.

Sotomayar, and Kagan were always Obama's thugs.

Breyer was appointed by Clinton, and has rarely deviated from the 'party line'l.  Why he voted for Obamacare?  My guess (as no one had anything on him (as far as I know)) he might have been threatened (via family members) or paid off.

Either way these six Scotus scumbags will rot in hell for what they've done to us.

Just as the Alito, Thomas, and Scalia will be blessed for evermore.

My one comfort as I continue to be denied life saving care, and medicine is that the Libstapo (starting with the OathTraitor thug Justices, then Obama, RInos, Fake Conservatives, and Lib reps, and Obama voters) is that G-d's justice will come 'to them'.

HOW MUCH MONEY DID IT TAKE TO SWAY SCOTUS?
People are hereby ABANDONED FOR THE POTUS SAKE.
SCOTUS? FOR THE UNITED STATES and her PEOPLE?
WHAT A THUG DOM THEY HAVE BECOME. ALITTKE CHICAGO GOES A LONG WAY?
Thug,thuggery. .REALLY?

ROBERTS IS IN SOME TYPE OF LOSS OF MEMORY IF THE WORDS IN THE LAW ARE 

SO FOREIGN TO HIM THAT HE RE-WRITES THEM.   A CHILD COULD GET THE MEANING

OF THOSE WORDS YET SCOTUS CHIEF JUSTICE COUD NOT.  SCALIA IS RIGHT AND

LEVIN CAME OUT SCATHING OVER IT.  HE IS ALSO RIGHT.   TIME FOR THE PEOPLE TO

END THIS NOW.  THIS BULLSHIT CANNOT GO ON

Sometimes I wonder why Romney decided not to run for Prez in 2016. Perhaps he somehow had advanced notice that the Supremes we're going to uphold ObamaCare once again. He'd be running on the same platform: he would, in his stern voice, vow to "repeal ObamaCare". And yet, he signed into law a similar piece of legislation when he was Gov of Massachusetts. People were reluctant to believe his pledge in 2012, and even less so in 2016.

Their is no more Law or Justice except what they the Government say's it is . Be Damed with your Rights  Freedoms  and Your Laws.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden said that America needs to be “punching” back to combat violence against women during Wednesday’s Democratic debate.

Biden was asked if he would tackle specific issues regarding the #MeToo movement at the beginning of his presidency, if he were to be elected. The former vice president previously sponsored the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which aimed to protect victims of domestic violence.

The presidential candidate responded to the question about assaulting women by using the phrase “punching” repeatedly, apparently not thinking about the implications of using such a word.

“No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman in anger other than in self-defense, and that rarely ever occurs,” Biden said. “So we have to just change the culture, period, and keep punching at it and punching at it and punching at it. No, I really mean it.”

A few people laughed in the audience as he said this.

Biden added that it is important to pass the Violence Against Women Act, which has passed in the House and held up in the Senate. The former Vice President also suggested that America has to “fundamentally change the culture” of how women are treated, noting that it is “everyone’s responsibility.”

“It’s a gigantic issue, and we have to make it clear from the top, from the president on down that we will not tolerate it,” Biden said. “We will not tolerate this culture.”

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