But Roberts found another way to rescue it. Joined by the court’s four liberal justices — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan — he agreed with the government’s alternative argument, that the penalty for refusing to buy health coverage amounts to a tax and thus is permitted.
So Obamacare is legal because it’s a tax! Which means Romneycare is legal because it’s a tax! Which means Mitt Romney is responsible for one of the biggest tax increases in American history.
You think someone should tell the Tea Party?
(You know, if Mitt had done the right thing, he would have been telling the country what a great deal the Health Care Law was because it was his plan from the beginning — and it is a good plan. He should have been defending it from GOP critics and, you know, should have actually been standing for something. Instead, he’s on the wrong side of an issue — his issue — that everybody is going to praise as a win for the Democrats, a win for Obama and a win for America.)