THE LAST TIME A CASE CAME BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT WITH THE WEIGHT TO “FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM” AMERICA, JOHN ROBERTS SURPRISED EVERYONE BY SIDING WITH LIBERALS.
Now, thanks to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, as quality and access are no longer what they used to be, 300 million Americans are at the mercy of a healthcare system that is already showing signs of corrosion.
The reason Roberts changed his mind in May, giving liberals on the court a 5-4 victory in June, remains a mystery. Some speculate that he was attempting to save the reputation of the court. Excuse me, with all due respect, how exactly does inventing a “new definition of taxation that contravenes long-standing precedent,” and presenting an incoherently written decision preserve the status of the highest court?
Avik Roy of Forbes magazine, in an article entitled “The Inside Story on How Roberts Changed His Supreme Court Vote on Obamacare,” wrote that Chief Justice John Roberts singlehandedly:[a]dded hundreds of billions of dollars to the federal deficit, by way of his Medicaid ruling…forever tarnished his legacy as a Justice, and his promise to the nation that he would serve as an umpire, and ‘remember that it’s my job to call balls and strikes, and not to pitch or bat.’
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