Thursday, June 28, 2012

Republican Chief Justice Roberts: Health Care Law Is Legal

John Roberts
"The individual mandate cannot be upheld as an exercise of Congress's power under the Commerce Clause. That Clause authorizes Congress to regulate interstate commerce, not to order individuals to engage in it. In this case, however, it is reasonable to construe what Congress has done as increasing taxes on those who have a certain amount of income, but choose to go without health insurance. Such legislation is within Congress's power to tax."

--Chief Justice John Roberts (a dyed in the wool Republican functionary) on upholding key provisions of the Obama administration's health care law today

(CNN photo)


  1. Stunning but proof there are some on the right who have a heart, a head and a conscience.

  2. Kurt: But they don't have it often. I think Roberts is sensitive to the charges that the court has become an arm of Fox News.