The administration told us the individual mandate wasn’t a tax to get ObamaCare passed by a Democratic-controlled Congress that bent or broke every rule in the book, even though the people clearly said they didn’t want this health-care takeover. Then Mr. Obama’s legal team argued before the Supremes that it wasn’t actually an individual mandate; it was a tax, after all. The Court held today, led by conservative Chief Justice Roberts, that indeed it is a tax, and therefore constitutionally acceptable. He added that it’s not his job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.
Well, whose job is it? It’s ours, and we’d better make it right in November, or the next step will be even more difficult: civil disobedience.