June 28, 2012 - San Francisco Chronicle / Debra Saunders

Mandate? No. Tax? Yes. Dragooning? No-no

Mandate? No. Tax? Yes. Dragooning? No-no A majority of the Supremes essentially found that the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is unconstitutional as a power authorized under the Commerce Clause because the government cannot make citizens buy broccoli. The majority rejected the argument that the Commerce Clause allows Washington to make people buy a product but allowed Obamacare's penalty on people who don't buy health care as a tax. Obama knew that if he called the ... Go to story