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Readers React to ‘Obamacare’ Decision

The Supreme Court upheld the health care mandate, and Connecticut readers react to the decision.

Opposition to the Decision

“Time to find an island where an individual still has rights and Liberty. This Government has taken over our decision making for us. Why bother with a Supreme Court anymore?” –  

“Tax Alert! The Supreme Court decision on Obamacare means that beginning in 2013 the 2.9% Medicare tax will be expanded to all rental income, dividends, interest and other unearned income. The mandate also supports the probability that the 1% bank deposit tax will be implemented in 2013. The bank tax will place a 1% fee on all deposits you make inclusive of gross receipts of a small business deposited into a bank.” –

“It is constitutional as a TAX --- a very large new TAX-- but Obama promised his plan wouldn't be a tax. It was his lawyers who when backed into a corner switch the wording while arguing the case. They did what consumers used to call "bait and switch". If you don't report it that way you are dishonest. It is a TAX- a very very large new TAX.” –

“Sad day for a formerly free America.”- 

“The USA is dead! Long live the USSA. The Supreme Court has ruled, the Federal government can force you to do anything. Failure to do their bidding will result in a tax, failure to pay the tax results in the seizure of all your property and jail.”- 

Supporting the Supreme Court

“Briefly, the arguments against were mainly political aiming to destabilize Obama by denying him his signature legislation--do anything to defeat him in November. After all, it was initially a Republican initiative. The arguments against were specious and full of distortions, e.g. personal medical decisions made by bureaucrats, stripping of individual liberties, massive expense, catastrophic loss of jobs, etc.” –

“Finally this ridiculous debate is over and no American in this, the greatest and wealthiest country in the world, will go without health care.” – .

“I am a Republican who approves the USSC decision. I am also almost 75 and live on Social Security and Medicare so that I have no problems with the bill that Congress passed and the President signed into law. Some who may be younger than myself may have some problem with certain parts of the new law.”-  

Michele Mount June 29, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Actually, the penalty or "tax" is exactly the same as what the Massachusetts plan provides for that was developed by Mitt Romney. There is 98% coverage in Mass and the population approves the plan 90%. Any criticism that Romney throws at the Affordable Health Care Act is total hypocrisy. He also said he never raised taxes, so if Romney states that Obama is raising taxes, Romney must admit that he did as well. Since the 1920's any legislation regarding the taxing power of Congress has withstood any challenge. I am proud that Roberts decided purely on legal grounds and didn't let partisan issues get in the way. That gives me hope for the Court. The Court should only be looking at what is Constitutional as Roberts stated. Once people understand that this law is Constitutional, will provide coverage for more people and ultimately lower health care costs, which is exactly what happened in Massachusetts, there will be growing acceptance. Actually the latest polls show a 51% approval of the plan, and the Supreme Court ruling will only serve to increase the approval rating.
john fuller June 29, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Now let's concentrate on rooting out the fraud, outlandish drug costs, unnecessary advertising, distribution redundantcy any any other reasons that make our health care costs more than double those of other advanced nations. And the process should be bipartisan with the single goal of making quality, affordable health care available to all citizens. John Fuller
JoAnn Toth June 29, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Can't stand this goof ball!!

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