I Said This at the Time!
I am telling you – I said this at the time the bill was signed. My lovely wife, who I hope reads daily, can back up I covered this in one of my many, many rants. Anyway, after Scott Brown got elected, they couldn’t afford to have the bill move back thru the Senate, hence the deem and pass crap they pulled. The final version of the bill ORIGINATED in the SENATE – NOT THE HOUSE>>>>
In what may be Roberts’ ultimate legal slam-dunk of Obama, his ruling that the President and Congress passed a tax now threatens to constitutionally invalidate all of Obamacare under Article 1, Section 7 of the Constitution: “All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.”
Although the law originated and was narrowly passed in the House and then the Senate wrote and passed its own version of law, the House version hit a roadblock in the Senate. So Democrats, to avoid an even riskier vote in the House and because they reasoned the legislation wasn’t a tax bill, pulled the Senate version of Obamacare and deemed it passed. Failing to originate the final bill in the House allows another constitutional challenge that the law is invalid.