It did not matter which side of the political divide you were on last Thursday. Almost no one on foresaw the Supreme Court backing President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act. The reason? Almost no one in their wildest dreams could have predicted the disastrous vote of the United States 17th Chief Justice.
Nominated by President George W. Bush, John Roberts was seen as having a conservative philosophy in his view of law. Now, the same pundits who predicted the demise of ObamaCare are trying to understand and explain Chief Justice Roberts’ about turn.
Was he intimidated by the Obama administration? Is a CBS report claiming Justice Roberts first agreed the individual mandate was unconstitutional but changed his vote to prevent the entire law from being wiped out correct? Or, is popular and controversial talk radio host Michael Savage on to something? Savage told his listeners Thursday, that Roberts might have joined liberal Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor because of mind-altering drugs used to treat epileptic seizures. Savage went back to a New York Times article from the summer of 2007 wherein it was revealed doctors discussed using drugs with troubling side effects (mental slowness and memory loss) to treat the epileptic seizures.
Before you scorn Michael Savage you should know that he predicted during his Tuesday show that Roberts would vote to uphold ObamaCare. Savage based his prediction on Chief Justice Roberts’ previous siding with the Obama administration over the Arizona immigration law striking down most of it.
The truth is no one can say with certainty what happened in or to the supposedly conservative mind of John Roberts. His stunning vote meant the 5-4 decision upheld the constitutionality of the president’s Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act creating, as Rush Limbaugh succinctly stated, “ . . .the largest tax increase in history.” That we do know. We also know that this outcome is a disaster for America’s health care and the economy.
Anyone who believes things will improve under ObamaCare does not understand the simple rudiments of economics. That is precisely what the Democrats are banking on. It was current House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi who said, “. . . .but we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it. . . .” That’s how stupid Democrats believe Americans to be.
ObamaCare will destroy health care in America. It is top down meaning a Washington bureaucrat determines treatment based on, among other considerations – age, type of disease, lifestyle and economics. If you’re a mid-seventy, female smoker who drinks and has breast cancer, you can pretty much forget treatment. It will not be cost effective to treat you. Here are some inexpensive pain pills. Now go home and prepare to die.
Under ObamaCare, personal choice or freedom is ripped out of the equation. The government can tell you what to eat (or not eat) and when and how much to exercise if you want to receive health care. Your intake of salt, sugar, tobacco, alcohol, fast food, greasy food, junk food and not enough fruit and vegetables will all be factored in to what the bureaucrat, not you and your doctor determine is best for you.
Don’t believe me? Research Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York city and his efforts to control lifestyle choices.
The economics of ObamaCare will prove to be a nightmare with greater pressure being placed on taxpayers and businesses to fund this massive new entitlement. The American economy cannot survive the added strain placed on it by Obama’s Wealth Transfer Scheme.
For his disastrous decision Supreme Court Chief Justice John Glover Roberts Jr. must resign.