Justice Breyer's Vision of the Constitution and "America"

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    “I would have thought that your answer [to] can the government, in fact, require you to buy cell phones or buy burials that, if we propose comparable situations, if we have, for example, a uniform United States system of paying for every burial such as Medicare Burial, Medicaid Burial, Ship Burial, ERISA Burial and Emergency Burial beside the side of the road, and Congress wanted to rationalize that system, wouldn't the answer be: Yes, of course, they could" -- Justice "Impeach Me Now" Breyer

    So Congress can end homelessness by requiring everyone buy a home, and can end poverty by requiring everyone to have a job and savings.

    The government can make you buy cell phones and burial plots.
     
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    Isn't Justice Breyer making the point of all of the things our Federal Government picks the tab up for now? And then trying to rationalize that against Healthcare?
     
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    If the government can compel someone to buy anything and regulate inactivity there is no limit on their power.

    We already have the lunch police in schools. The homeless food police in New York. The government is already exercising phenomenal control, giving them more is outrageous.
     
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    The problem is that it is now seen as normal or routine.

    It's gonna hurt when the day comes that the money stops rolling in.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    We're going to make you buy a Bible and US treasuries
     
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    And fine you for non-compliance. [​IMG]

    Thousands of IRS Agents are being recruited now to uphold it.
     
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    Yup. The government is hiring and training an initiial 4000 new IRS agents just to handle the government review and bookkeeping that will be required to administer the Obamacare mandates. And that doesn't count the dozens of other bureaucracies that are already created or will be created to administer other parts of Obamacare. I wonder if that has anything to do with new jobless claims being down a bit recently?

    So what if the SCOTUS opinion is that the mandate is unconstitutional but finds a loophole so that they don't strike down the entire law? Does the President and Congress back off and start over? Or do they use Executive Orders and other measures to force it on us anyway?
     
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    What happens to the 4,000 new IRS agents with nothing to do?
     
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    Government getting larger...Private sector suffering...by design.
     

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