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Ted Kennedy Can Now Rest In Peace After Supreme Court Ruling

June 28, 2012

There is no doubt that Ted Kennedy would have had one of those big infectious grins on his face following the ruling from the Supreme Court.  Kennedy fought hard for so many years to see that health care was available to more people in this nation.  He would have been rejoicing with the rest of us who are proud to see progress being made on this matter.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called the widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy, D- Mass., after the Supreme Court ruling to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act Thursday.

“Now, Teddy can rest,” Pelosi told Vicki Kennedy.

  1. Solly permalink
    June 28, 2012 11:18 PM

    Ferrell got the Repug talking points memo. Yadda, tax increase, yadda yadda, tax increase. The individual mandate was approved on the basis that it is a dumb-ass tax. If you, the grasshopper, don’t want to get health insurance, and play roulette, and then get in an accident, or god should forbid, get a disease, and then present yourself to the health care system and expect treatment, the cost of which to treat you is added to us ants’ health insurance and hospital bill, then goddamn right you should pay a dumb-ass tax. Now, if only we could tax the dumb asses that listen to Faux news, and buy their line that there are trillions in new taxes for health insurance, we would take care of the deficit. I’ve already heard the connection, individual mandate is a tax, = trillions in new taxes for health care. Um no, the individual mandate penalty/tax is about $90. There are already trillions spent on health care, and they go back and forth as to whether they’re using 10 year numbers, not annual NOT trillions in new taxes. Kind of like Cheney putting Saddam Hussein in the same sentence with 9-11 and then later saying, “I never said they were connected.” Oh, and from Forbes magazine: “In 1992 and 1993, some Republicans in Congress, seeking an alternative to Hillarycare, used these ideas as a foundation for their own health-reform proposals. One such bill, the Health Equity and Access Reform Today Act of 1993, or HEART, was introduced in the Senate by John Chafee (R., R.I.) and co-sponsored by 19 other Senate Republicans, including Christopher Bond, Bob Dole, Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Richard Lugar, Alan Simpson, and Arlen Specter. Given that there were 43 Republicans in the Senate of the 103rd Congress, these 20 comprised nearly half of the Republican Senate Caucus at that time. The HEART Act proposed health insurance vouchers for low-income individuals, along with an individual mandate.” Damn liberals like Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Newtie and oh yeah, who included an individual mandate/tax in his state health insurance scheme???? Mittens!

  2. June 28, 2012 5:59 PM

    The GOP has so crippled the political process that tax increases find a hard time even being discussed–though rational people understand the need for new taxes and tax increases. Now you have the audicity to post the comment you did! You helped to break the sytem and then still complain!

  3. June 28, 2012 4:42 PM

    Question: Can you imagine Obama selling it on the basis of it being a massive tax increase? You heard Obama. He went out of his way to tell everybody it wasn’t a tax increase. That would have been the death knell for the bill to call it a massive tax increase! He’s running around telling everybody that nobody would pay increased taxes. So we’ve been spent into deficit hell. We’ve now been taxed into disposable income hell.

    Have fun with that folks!!!

    Well at least one for the good guys today.. AG Eric Holder was held in comtempt of Congress.

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