Saturday, August 13, 2011

Obama Fail

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals panel struck down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul Friday, moving the argument over whether Americans can be required to buy health insurance a step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The divided three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded Congress overstepped its authority when lawmakers passed the so-called individual mandate, the first such decision by a federal appeals court. It's a stinging blow to Obama's signature legislative achievement, as most experts agree the requirement that Americans carry health insurance — or face tax penalties — is the foundation for other parts of the law.

I remember how vital Dan thought the requirement was.. comparing it to car insurance.. whilst completely not getting that people can choose not to own a car, but regardless of any circumstance, having to buy health insurance.

That's right.. the government can compel you to buy something in Dan's world.. and Obama's apparently. That stupidity of that should be readily apparent.

That's blatantly unconstitutional.. and it seems the courts, so far, have all agreed. The next step is the US Supreme Court.. and which way do you think that's going to go.. eh?

I kind of miss Dan's dumbassery (woot, I just made up a word).

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