The concept of independence may live in the hearts of some Americans, but July 4, 2015, is a time when the White House is celebrating the role of five or six Supreme Court Justices in rewriting the Constitution to void the will of the people.
Once the central government gets its way, even with one rigged single-party vote one time, or one opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court, everyone is supposed to bow to the new Law of the Land—no longer the Constitution or even the plain language of a statute, if it proves inconvenient.
The [Un]affordable Care Act is allegedly helping some people, shouted one of its cheerleaders on the Sean Hannity show, trying to drown out Dr. Josh Umbehr, who showed how free-market practice is providing more care at less cost while lowering insurance premiums. https://m.soundcloud.com/atlasmd-1/hannity-sean
Called one of the most important Supreme Court cases of all time, at least for budgetary significance, King v. Burwell imposes infinite marginal tax rates on some people. http://www.forbes.com/sites/thetaxfoundation/2015/06/25/king-v-burwell-supreme-court-upholds-subsidies-to-federal-exchanges/
ACA’s discrimination against young healthy people is one of many ways in which they are being “disinherited” from America’s promise of economic opportunity, writes Grace-Marie Turner. http://www.forbes.com/sites/gracemarieturner/2015/06/23/the-cynical-political-double-cross-of-young-americans/
ACA also dooms their medical options, yet many celebrate because they are simply unaware of “the unfair policies imposed on them by control-obsessed bureaucrats in Washington, DC and in state capitals,” writes Justin Haskins. According to one study, only 13 percent of respondents between the ages of 25 and 64 understood basic insurance terms and concepts, such as “deductible, copay, co-insurance and out-of-pocket maximum.” http://humanevents.com/2015/07/02/supreme-court-may-have-saved-obamacare-but-it-doomed-young-americans-health-care-options
Despite King v. Burwell, Exchanges may still experience a death spiral, as premiums become a bad deal even for the sickest. http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2015/06/23/are-the-obamacare-exchanges-headed-toward-a-death-spiral/
And small employers will pay a fine of up to $36,500 per employee per year for helping to pay health costs directly, under an IRS rule that took effect July 1. http://www.forbes.com/sites/gracemarieturner/2015/06/30/small-businesses-threatened-with-36500-irs-fines-for-helping-employees-with-health-costs
The “savings” that employers would purportedly see from ObamaCare were supposed to produce a “Wage Growth” effect, according to analysis by Jonathan Gruber. This didn’t happen—but the tax increases did. https://exposingobamacare.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/obamacares-wage-growth-hoax/
The recent Supreme Court decisions may be viewed as part of a counterrevolution to the Spirit of 1776 that began almost immediately. The Judiciary Act of 1789 created the federal court system below the U.S. Supreme Court, permitting extension of federal law into the once-independent States. http://eepurl.com/bscUaL
But at least we can still have fireworks. They should be banned if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency applied the same rules to them as it is attempting to impose on the coal-fired plants that generate about 40 percent of our electricity. http://www.physiciansforcivildefense.org/2015/07/02/fireworks-coal-fired-electricity-not-a-medical-emergency-states-physicians-for-civil-defense/
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