Washington (CNN) – A 26-state coalition has asked the Supreme Court to decide the constitutionality of the massive health care reform legislation championed by President Barack Obama. The petition filed Wednesday virtually assures a landmark decision by June, in the thick of a presidential election year.
The Justice Department also filed its separate petition Wednesday in the case.
The polls and the mood of the country show that anyone can beat the inept, incompetent, union toady we now have as president. So, we need to start beating back his job killing agenda and get the country back on track. Get back to where honest, hard working, taxpaying american citizens are not called names by our president and the corrupt thugs that suppport him.
What nonsense from Justices, of GOP thugs group. Nonsense, before, this I want them to speak that all senators, and congressmen deprive their right of admitting, to Rex hospital. Before this I want them to pass senate and congressman TERM LIMITS. OK, Do these idiots know lack of health care coverage. what a nonsense idiots...I ask them to go through the principles of Natural Justice. Everyone is Equal, under equality clause. o.k, I do not know where are they getting law school diplomas....pity..
Wow – I wonder how those republican (and bagger Thomas) justices will vote..............................
Anybody have a clue?
There is absolutely Nothing Wrong with this Health Care Law. I am a post graduate in Law. I know the law precisely....o.k, These judges are nasty.
Clarence Thomas should recuse himself because of his wife's close association with the health insurance industry. I do not believe that Long Dong Silver could render an impartial verdict.
"There was no immediate reaction from the Obama administration to the new court filing."
Indeed...that's because this was expected and Obama and his administration, as well as the Dems, are equally anxious to get it before the SCOTUS. The Obama administration recently chose to forgo pursuing an appeal before the full court in the 11th Circuit so that it could reach the SCOTUS even faster. Anyone reading into this that Obama is worried or scared, etc., just simply doesn't get it.
I read the inane posts of right wingnuts, and it is true that lying truly has become a republican trait. As for the 'stimulus,' it did not fail, and it certainly has done more to heal the job loss than the failed republican 'depressant and narcotic' Hoover economic policies of the GOPbaggers.
Doesn't Justice Thomas have more than a "conflict" of interest if he hears this case? Shouldn't he recuse himself
considering the activities of his wife with conservative activists. What happened when it was revealed that
Justice Thomas did not report the over $600,000 she received from the Heritage Foundation, a strong opponent
of the Health Plan, on his tax returns. I wonder where the loyalties of some of our Justices lie considering their
past decicions reagarding Bush, corporate donations, etc. Just asking!
"National Federation of Independent Business"
Yawn. They've given upwards of 95% of their PAC donations to Republican candidates in years past. They're nothing more than a conservative lobbying outfit. They certainly DON'T represent all small businesses in the country, particularly when you find that surveys show only slightly more small business owners self-identifying as Republicans as opposed to Democrats (approx 33% to 32% and probably within the margin of error). CNN calling NFIB "a small business association" is technically true, but misleading...it would be more accurate, just like wih the Chamber of Commerce and other clearly biased, agenda-driven outifts...to identify them as a lobbying/advocacy/special interest organization with the proper modifier to identify which end of the political spectrum they lean towards (in this case "conservative").
The altruistic sounding argument against the "individual mandate" is just a reasonable sounding, manufactured argument to disguise the real reason why insurance providers want the *entire* law scrapped. Providers strongly object to the *coverage mandates* imposed on insurers. Why else would insurers be against an opportunity to gain millions and millions of new customers? The seem to have no objection to auto insurance mandates, so why object to health insurance mandates?
"Federal officials cite 2008 figures of $43 billion in uncompensated costs from the millions of uninsured people who receive health services, costs that are shifted to insurance companies and passed on to consumers."
I want to be protected from the free loaders that cause doctors and hospitals to charge higher fees, and as a result cause health insurers to charge higher premiums.
Why should I be my health premium be "taxed" to pay for the health care of those who can afford it? Our current system is a legalized form of health care shoplifting. It provides insurers with every excuse to raise prices whenever they please.
Clarence Thomas needs to recuse himself. His wife is a tea party person! He should not be deciding this case!