Should conservatives despise John Roberts?
Talking Points 7/2
- Duration 6:10
- Date Jul 2, 2012
Talking Points 7/2
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-- and they'll all Riley thanks for watching us tonight should conservatives despise.
John Roberts that is the subject of this evening's talking points no.
According to a new CNN poll the country is divided over the supreme court's upholding of Obama -- 50%.
Supporting the decision.
Not supporting it.
But there's something understand according to a Kaiser Foundation poll 41% of Americans don't even know what's going -- vis a vis obamacare it's a lot of folks.
They should know because it directly affects every one -- -- so let's start with chief Justice Roberts.
His ruling maintaining the legality of obamacare is actually a conservative decision.
Judicial activism means judges make laws from the bench and right leaning Americans hate that.
So Roberts did not want to overturn a law that had been passed by congress and he search for a way not to strike obamacare down.
It was a tough go for Roberts who initially wanted no part of Obama care.
I'm told by two sources with specific not as of the course deliberations that Roberts.
Initially sided with the conservatives in this case it was prepared to strike down the heart of the -- the so called individual mandate.
But the Chief Justice changed his mind when presented with the taxation option.
Something the Obama administration didn't even emphasize in its presentation before the Supreme Court.
The truth is that John Roberts wanted to find a way not to strike down a congressional law and he found one.
Yes congress does have the right to tax even punitive -- And that's what Roberts has upheld.
By finding Americans who do not buy health care the feds are punishing them I'm using taxes as the weapon.
That's been done before.
The huge tax on tobacco a great example but there's one big difference nobody can force us to buy tobacco products the government.
Is forcing us to buy health insurance.
It's hard to believe that Justice Roberts does not understand the enormous power he has delivered to the federal government.
According to his reasoning the feds can now use the IRS to hurt any American.
Who does not do what the feds think they should do.
How is that different from a totalitarian government using agencies of for -- to control behavior.
China does that Cuba does that.
Now before the left wing -- become hysterical.
Talking points is not comparing the obamacare decision to Communist oppression.
But the punitive aspect of government power is something that America has always used sparingly.
We had the -- -- the mandated health insurance or we get punished we either pay that tax on teen.
Or we forgo the maverick should.
Punitive taxation has never been acceptable to most Americans -- unless it directly discourages a catastrophe.
Like lung cancer.
So what should conservatives do about John Roberts hate him vilify him talking point says no.
The Chief Justice made a mistake his ruling gives -- it's far too much power.
But he did so to avoid judicial activism so there was a reason.
Instead of name calling the right must put for something better than Obama care so that congress will repeal it.
So far the GOP is not off to a good start.
So when you repeal this what are you gonna -- Tyson left.
But I just start point and now we're gonna take a common sense step by step approach.
That puts in place the kind of policies that will make our -- health insurance.
-- What I'll call patient centered hand.
That's not gonna cut it it's far too general to be fair speaker Boehner went on to promote medical malpractice reform and increased private insurance competition.
With the folks need to hear far more clarity.
Now upon how I should say.
There health needs will be protected by the new Republican plan can't be going step by step -- -- you've got to say this is how it's gonna affect you.
Know what's at stake here and what did justice Anthony Kennedy well understands.
Is the change that's taking place in Washington.
The liberal Obama administration has greatly expanded federal car into decision making about health.
Energy delivery and how private business must be wrong.
The president is also using executive privilege like Richard Nixon used it.
To -- federal screw ups.
Obama is basically saying to the country that heat.
And the Democratic Party are gonna change the way the USA does business receives health care treats the environment.
And earns a living.
The president is taking from the affluent and giving to the less well off he's spending massive tax dollars on speculative energy investments.
And now he's gonna punish any American who does not buy into the national health care policy.
Which is really a giant welfare program.
For those who can afford to buy health insurance.
Talking points would rather see those folks get health care vouchers.
In any just society something mr.
Obama says he wants.
The feds could set up a health care system that would be optional.
And provide incentives for the taxpayer to join.
But now thanks to John Roberts we have a brave new world and America one where the feds have a powerful new weapon it.
Courtesy of the Supreme Court -- tax ball.
And like other bombs throughout history this one could very well roll more powerful and more destructive.
Finally the good news we the people can change the course of the country by voting in November.
That's the American way and ironically that is the message that John Roberts is sending us whether he means to or not.