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  •  I agree with you in general. But this is taking (0+ / 0-)

    the law pretty far from its original intent. So it's not obvious that the judges will defer to the Treasury Secretary in this case.

    •  What role does "original intent" have in (1+ / 0-)
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      statutory interpretation?  The Justices are supposed to give great deference to the opinion of the SecTreas.  I don't think that they'd likely override both that and the plain language of the statute.  And if they do, so what?  People will get mad at us for trying to save Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid?

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      by Seneca Doane on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 03:47:58 PM PST

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