The court’s ruling that Congress can use its taxing power to assess a penalty fee on Americans who ignore the individual insurance mandate certainly opens a gateway for anti-tax Republicans to attack the law. ...NYT
But only as a campaign tactic. To overturn the law, Republicans would need leadership and a majority in both Congressional chambers, not to mention the White House. And even then, they would have handed the Democrats the power of the filibuster.
Not to mention that plenty of Republicans would like to keep significant parts of the healthcare bill. What they'd like is for Obama to disappear. They wouldn't at all mind the bill if they could take credit for it.
Admit it! Envy plays a big role in what drives Republicans...
... Envy and the willingness to tell serial lies and use their media to propagate them. Charles Blow looks at the numbers. Turns out "nobody likes Obamacare" is a lie media continue to pass along.
A New York Times/CBS News poll released early this month found that 41 percent of Americans thought that the entire law should have been overturned, while 27 percent thought only the mandate should have been overturned and 24 percent thought the whole law should have been kept intact.
If you just took the numbers at face value, they would seem to support the Republican position. But let’s not. The same poll found that 37 percent of Americans believed the law went too far, while 27 percent said not far enough and 25 percent said about right.
When you cross-reference the numbers, just over two-thirds of the people who wanted the law struck down thought it went too far. That’s only 27 percent of those polled. Suddenly, the claim that a majority of the public wanted the court to strike it down for overreaching evaporates.
Slightly more than a quarter of those who thought the court should strike it down thought it was about right or wanted the government to go even further. Ever heard of single-payer? ...Charles Blow, NYT