House Votes to Hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in Contempt of Congress
It’s A Tax!!!!!! (Video Included)
Update: It’s a TAX!!!! Not the Commerce Clause, but tax and spend. Mandate upheld: what now?:
“The opinion actually ruled that the mandate violates the Commerce Clause, but as a tax that no longer matters.
It’s an interesting argument, but one that should have Americans worried. Basically, this is a tax that you have to pay to private companies. For all of the screaming the Right did over single-payer — and for good, outcome-based reasons — at least the taxes raised to fund it would go directly to government. The Supreme Court has signed off on what is, in very practical terms, a tax levied by the insurance industry on Americans simply for existing. It’s an amazing, and fearsome, decision that really should have both Right and Left horrified. [snip]
By the way, don’t forget when Obama insisted that this wasn’t a tax, via Patterico: