By Nancy Thorner –
The aching wound is still fresh that was created by the recent 5 – 3 decision on Thursday, June 25 in a case known as King v. Burwell. Through this decision the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was saved in a ruling that let stand authorized federal tax credits for eligible Americans living not only in states with their own exchanges, but also in the 34 states with federal marketplaces.
Assisting in the continence of Obamacare, much to the dismay of conservative Republicans, was Chief Justice John Roberts, who was hailed as a conservative justice when nominated by President George W. Bush after the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist on September 29, 2005.
It is evident that the five judicial activist Supreme Court judges in deciding King v. Burwell never considered the financial burdens that Obamacare will continue to impose upon the American people. Could the activist judges been unaware of what happened quietly on January 1, 2015?
As of January 1, 2015: Medicare tax went from 1.45% to 2. Additionally:
- Top Income tax bracket went from 35% to 39.6%.
- Top Income payroll tax went from 37.4% to 52.2%.
- Capital Gains tax went from 15% to 28%.
- Dividend tax went from 15% to 39.6%.
- Estate tax went from 0% to 55%.
- A 3.5% Real Estate transaction tax was added.
The assessment of the above taxes are all contained within the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, which was passed by Democrats without a single Republican vote.
Judicial tyranny is present when the rule of the people is replaced by unelected black-robed lawyers. Such tyranny likewise occurred in the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision on Friday, June 26, only a day after the unfortunate Obamacare King v. Burwell decision, when five unelected judges took it upon themselves to redefine the institution of marriage for all states, arguing that it would be a violation of the Constitution’s equal protection clause to bar same-sex couples from marrying. So it was that without review by the legislative and executive branches, five justices essentially chose to reach out into thin air to create a law by reading a nonexistent marriage right into the 14th Amendment.
The very foundation of our representative form of government is being threatened and undermined. As we prepare to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the birth of our nation, it should be of concern to all who love and honor their country that our Constitution itself is under sustained attack from an activist and arrogant judicial elite who think they know what is best for the American people.
Lady Liberty must be weeping, as many Americans no longer have any understanding of what the 4th is all about, while others no longer believe there is anything special or great about this nation that was conceived with such hope and with much deliberation by our Founding Fathers.