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Obamacare Severance Day

If you’re going to poach a cartoon go big. This is from Join, or Die, America’s first editorial cartoon, by  Ben Franklin.

Severability is a precise legal term meaning to chop up into itty bitty pieces.

Health Care Tax

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-up (1936)

Here’s Justice Alito, quoted in the NYT:

“Today you are arguing that the penalty is not a tax,” he told Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr., the administration’s lead advocate. “Tomorrow you are going to be back and you will be arguing that the penalty is a tax. Has the court ever held that something that is a tax for purposes of the taxing power under the Constitution is not a tax under the Anti-Injunction Act?”

Here’s President Obama answering Alito’s question.

Buy it Now


The administration has asked the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the Obama Care individual mandate to buy insurance, right away.

Meanwhile, Obama Motors is offering free loaner cars if your Volt bursts into flames.

Rule of Law

Judge Vinson, ruling in favor of 26 states, found the individual mandate unconstitutional and threw out the entire healthcare law.  It remains to be seen if the Supreme Court will move for checkmate. As it stands now the law doesn’t apply equally to everyone.  The administration has already granted over 700 waivers.

Romney-Care by a Neck


Mitt Romney showed up in Iowa to bash Obama-care.  All well and good except that he led the charge for state run health care in Massachusetts – complete with an individual mandate.