Will Health Care Plan Make It Through The Courts?

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    There was some discussion on the topic on another thread. I couldn't answer the question, but I just ran across this in the WaPo, written by someone more qualified:

    Is health-care reform constitutional?

     
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    The bigger question: Will it make it through the next GOP Congress after November?
     
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    Yes it will. Why? Because once something is passed with the President's blessing it requires that Congress be able to override his Veto. Even if every Senator running for reelection this year is voted in as a republican there are not enough Senate votes to over come a Presidential Veto. Further there are only currently 170 some Republicans in the House. There would have to be a monster landslide in the House for them to be able to over ride a Presidential veto.

    I can not believe you people are so IGNORANT about how our Government works.
     
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    Wouldn't need that.
    All they need to do is refuse to fund it.

    And aren't you the one who maintained the constitution forbids spending money in individual congressional districts? Id be careful with the ignorant word.
     
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    I'm still trying to figure out how he came up with the override the veto deal. :confused:

    With a new Congress not just power of funding, but power of changing the legislation.
     
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    Changing the legislation is trickier. THey pass a bill, Obama vetoes it. Now what? They dont have the votes for an over-ride.
     
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    I thought he was referring to after November on the override, that was confusing to me.
     
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    Healthcare is just as constitutional as Medicare. I know some of the conservatives are scared and really hoping there's a way to kill it since (*fingers crossed*) it looks like it's going to pass...but sorry, it's constitutional.
     
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    Dumb ass I said the Government can not provide an entitlement that is not uniformly applied to all States.
     
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    If this thing passes, I'm moving my ass to Canada.
     

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