Death (of the Constitution) and Taxes

The Supreme Court’s review of Obamacare this week may be one of the most significant cases they’ve taken in decades, because it will determine whether Congress’s power is, essentially, unlimited under the Commerce Clause and whether the concept of enumerated powers still holds.  Does the government have the power to do anything it wants, or only the powers enumerated in the Constitution?  This is a big week for our country.  And a scary one.

On a more prosaic note, Obamacare also means more taxes.  Over at the Heritage Foundation, they’ve developed the below chart, which shows the 17 new taxes that will kick in under this “free” healthcare plan.  But honestly, more taxes seem like small potatoes compared to the destruction of constitutional liberties that will ensue if Obamacare is upheld.


About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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