Last Friday, the White House announced that it would revise the controversial Obama Care birth-control mandate to address religious-liberty concerns. The Department of Health and Human Services would still require employers with religious objections to select an insurance company to provide contraceptives and drugs that induce abortions to its employees.
The employers would pay for the drugs through higher premiums.
s we approach the final year of Barack Obama’s presidency, there isn’t much that the president can do to change people’s opinion of him, for better or worse.
However, according to experts cited in “Impeachable Offenses,” this tax does not satisfy the requirements of any of the three types of valid constitutional taxes – income, excise or direct.
Write Klein and Elliott: “Because the penalty is not assessed on income, it is not a valid income tax.
As President Obama’s signature legislation is rolled out nationwide, a recently released book raises serious questions about the constitutionality of Obamacare.
In “Impeachable Offenses: The Case to Remove Barack Obama from Office,” New York Times bestselling authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J.
But I thought the vote would be 6-3, with Kennedy joining Roberts and the liberal wing, and that the ground would be the commerce power.
Not that there is anything wrong with upholding the law under Congress' power to tax.
Setting aside legislation and executive action (on which more imminently), we note that one of President Obama’s chief accomplishments has been to return the Constitution to a central place in our public discourse.
Unfortunately, the president fomented this upswing in civic interest not by talking up federalism or the separation of powers but by blatantly violating the strictures of our founding document.
I am not surprised that the health care law was upheld (except for the Medicaid provision, and I don't think that ruling will have much effect) by the Supreme Court.