I know I get on rants at times but in reality I try to be optimistic. When the SCOTUS ruled that the health care law would stand I felt like I had been gut shot but I reality don't know what to think or believe. I have listened to different opinions and am still not sure.
I am sure the court should have thrown it all out but if that had happened Obama would campaign heavily on "we passed health reform and the republicans took it away" He would convince a lot of independent voters that he would be the one to get their health care back.
By the courts ruling the way they did (the reason is unimportant now) they have dumped the whole burden for this on the middle class. The fact is this has zero impact on the wealthy because they have insurance or are self insured and therefore won't pay the fine the poor on the other hand are exempt because they can't afford it so this is forced on middle class totally. This in effect hangs a huge noose around Obama and all the democrats who passed this because they passed the largest tax in history and dumped it totally on the middle class. Up until now any new tax was proportionate from lower to upper class with the rich paying the majority of it but not in this case. I know the big Zero has a way to spin anything but in this case he can't blame Bush and I tend to think the SCOTUS handing this to Obama is like handing a concrete block to a drowning man.
On a slightly different note, I don't like the AARP because of their stand on Obama Care and is becoming apparent they stand to gain a lot from this judging from the high volume of adds on TV at the moment. Those adds cost a lot of money and they aren't doing it for public service reasons, they are selling everything car to health insurance so they have figured they can get rich off of this.
Goes to show if you want to know a reason for something, follow the money.