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  •  I just can't celebrate a ruling that funnels huge (3+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade, bluicebank, wsexson

    amounts of $$$ to those evil jackals in the health insurance industry.  I can muster a shrug of gudging approval.  But I won't be cheering. We were lied to and we deserved better on health care reform.

    Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

    by bigtimecynic on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 07:45:32 AM PDT

    •  Pardon me for being cynical . . (1+ / 0-)
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      wsexson

      . .  but isn't there a good chance that that is exactly why this has happened? If the right wing of the SCOTUS could not find a way to strike down the entire law without looking like complete muppets, then to strike down the mandate but uphold the rest of the ACA is the Insurance industry's worst nightmare - all that regulation without the 30-40 million new customers . . . it's entirely possible that Roberts was just working at the nehest of his corporate sponsor.

      "We have the habeas corpus act, and we respect it." Dwight D. Eisenhower - November 23, 1953

      by malcolm on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 08:15:42 AM PDT

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