Restaurants Try to Make Customers Eat Obamacare

Prediction: Obamacare will cause a wave of restaurant closings. Chief Justice Roberts said that the Affordable Care Act’s fine for not purchasing Obamacare insurance was Constitutional because it was really a tax. That was legally outrageous but it was economically interesting. What is the difference between the government taxing you for the sake of “services” the government wants to provide and the government fining you for the same reason? The fact is Obamacare is a massive tax in lots of ways. Read more […]

Justice Antonin Scalia Speaks Truth to Power on Obamacare Tyranny

Justice Antonin Scalia dissented powerfully from the atrocious Obamacare ruling. As you know, yesterday we reached the exciting climax of Supreme Court Theater: The Sequel. It should surprise none of us that it ended in the same place at which the first drama ended. Part of my anger is that I allowed media hysteria to tempt me into hoping that the Supreme Court would do the right thing. Another part of my anger is the knowledge that many Republicans in Congress are thrilled with this ruling. The Read more […]

For Once Conservative Justices Do the Right Thing… for Raisins?

Why couldn’t the conservative justices (including Roberts) show this kind of judgment when it came to Obamacare? I am sorry if I seem ungrateful. I am truly happy about the Supreme Court decision to stop the Federal government from plundering raisin famers. The decision is everything I was hoping for. As Damon Root reports at the Hit & Run Blog at Reason.com, “In Major Victory for Property Rights, SCOTUS Strikes Down USDA Seizure of California Raisins.” In a decision issued today Read more […]

Killing the Obamacare Zombie: Hope Lives!

“But Republican governors are folding like cheap lawn chairs,” you say. “And political eunuchs in the GOP establishment are bowing to Obama like he bows to foreign dictators. Any hope of repeal is long dead, and besides, Chief Justice John Roberts put the final nail in the judicial coffin last summer, didn’t he? Any chance of killing the Obamacare zombie is gone, right?” Wrong. Not surprisingly, the mainstream media paid it little attention, but back in November the U.S. Supreme Court Read more […]