Richard S. wrote:Seems this was upheld because it's a "tax" as it was argued before them on that premise.
It was upheld as a tax because that's the way the law is written -- not because there was some sort of trickery involved in arguing it that way before the court. Told you that many moons ago, but nobody listened ....
Gosh, I'm worried about all the doom-saying.
Before you guys all cut your throats tonight, and deprive the forum of your years of coal-burning knowledge, remember that many past SCOTUS decisions have likewise been condemned by the losing side, be it right or left or ACLU or commie or KKK, but have worked out OK in the long run. Considering all the other laws in this country that are accepted without argument, there was no logical way the court could decide other than as it did. The four usual suspects (including the old black guy) voted as they always do against anything the young black guy does. They should be wearing those white KKK sheets themselves, instead of their black robes, or they should run for office if they want to make laws. Personally I am relieved and encouraged that Chief Justice Roberts saved the reputation of the court.