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Blackburn, Roe join another legal
challenge to health care reform

Gannett News, by Paul C. Barton

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 12/4/2013 1:32:58 PM

Washington -- Two members of the Tennessee congressional delegation have found a new way to challenge President Barack Obama´s health care reforms. Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Brentwood, and Phil Roe, R-Johnson City, are part of a friend-of-the-court brief filed in November that contends the various taxes in the 2010 Affordable Care Act are unconstitutional because they were put there by the wrong chamber in Congress. The brief, filed in the case of Sissel vs. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, argues Congress violated the "origination clause" of the Constitution in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JustCause, 12/4/2013 1:44:17 PM     (No. 9640071)

Good Luck to them.

There is the Letter of the Law and the Spirit of the Law.

You have to Judge Shop to get the one who will interpret the law, your way.

When Justice Roberts declared the fines, TAXES and Obamacare Constitutional - it opened the door for this litigation.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/4/2013 3:05:18 PM     (No. 9640187)

Americans have been screaming about this since 2010. Where have these two congress people been?

The Supreme Court has ruled on the ACA. They didn`t read it like everyone else but that doesn`t matter. There are at least 4 members who have the mentality of and MSPMS show host. They`ll vote with Big Government no matter how egregious the subject. The Constitution be damned...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/5/2013 1:26:39 AM     (No. 9640812)

SCJ Roberts correctly asserted that Congress has the right to tax. Problem is, the Administration knew the bill originated in the Senate and during the suoreme court hearing they insisted it was not a tax.
When Roberts wrote his opinion, he said Obamacare was OK as a tax (much like Medicaid). That was a huge landmine for the Dems. Any intelligent House Republican (we only have a few, and they´re muzzled by establishment pukes like Boehner and Cantor), knew that the Obamacare was un-Constitutional on that basis.
It´s also seriously flawed in that it came from the Senate under Budget Reconciliation, but it´s anything but budget neutral! We even have testimony now from the GAO that they fudged the numbers to make it look budget positive!
I´m surprised it´s taken Republicans this long to force the Democrats´ hand on this evil beast of legislation based on this argument, so craftily put there by SCJ Roberts.

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