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Obamacare Slowly Succumbs
to Its Birth Defects

PJ Media, by David Catron

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Posted By:garnet, 7/23/2014 7:40:32 AM

The supporters of the ironically titled “Affordable Care Act” are attempting to downplay their latest legal defeats by pretending that they are disappointing but inconsequential stumbles in the law’s long march toward the pantheon of nanny state entitlements. These people are whistling past the graveyard. In fact, the president’s “signature domestic achievement” is moribund. It is a congressional crack baby afflicted with multiple organ failures caused by the Democrat addiction to corrupt bargains and unconstitutional edicts. Yesterday’s appeals court ruling against the Obama administration unequivocally confirms that reality.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: M2, 7/23/2014 7:57:38 AM     (No. 9936414)

The plain text of the “reform” law says that federal tax credits and subsidies can only be issued via state-created insurance exchanges. ...“[T]he ACA unambiguously restricts the section 36B subsidy to insurance purchased on Exchanges ‘established’ by the State.”

Yet, last night on Fox News, Kirsten Powers turned herself inside out trying to tell Krauthammer and the audience that the language was "really ambigous". She did it about three times. When Krauthammer called her on the exact language of the law rather than the "intent" as she kept pressing on about, she outright laughed at him.

That´s the liberal line du jour: "The intent of the law is clearly and unambiguously for everyone to have affordable health care."

That´s their story and they´re sticking to it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/23/2014 8:11:49 AM     (No. 9936432)

If the language of the law is foiling its intent, then under our system of constitutional governance, Congress, should change that wording and re-clarify its intent. Not the courts. The Left leaning ´justices´ know this. All the Lib talking heads harping on the original intent know this very well.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dbdiva, 7/23/2014 10:01:55 AM     (No. 9936599)

Hey, Congress passed the bill without knowing what was in it. To my mind they reaped what they sowed. If the wording is flawed or ´ambiguous´ it is still the law and they have no one to blame but themselves if it dies a much deserved death.
Maybe next time this will teach them to do their jobs. I won´t hold my breath........; O has a pen.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/23/2014 10:06:39 AM     (No. 9936608)

Congress can´t fix it. There are not 60 votes.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 7/23/2014 11:55:39 AM     (No. 9936778)

Agree #1. Kirsten, in spite of her occasional meanderings into rationality is still lost in space. I doubt she will ever find her way.

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