Friday, August 12, 2011

Constitution gets in the way again

You know, I'm really starting to think that those fellas in the funny breeches and white wigs knew what the hell they were doing when they wrote the Constitution. This from Reuters:

An appeals court ruled on Friday that President Barack Obama's healthcare law requiring Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty was unconstitutional, a blow to the White House.
The Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, found that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but also ruled that the rest of the wide-ranging law could remain in effect.

Man, Obama just can't buy a break, bad week bro, bad week.

Two quick points to make. First, let's not get too worked up here; this debacle will eventually be decided by the Supreme Court. That being said it sure helps when you can get the lower courts to rule against it. Second, the bit about "the rest of the wide-ranging law could remain in effect" doesn't mean much, because without the mandate forcing Americans to buy this nonsense, it all falls apart because there will be no funding for it.

Just thought I'd brighten your Friday.

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