Having put up the obligatory post about what is included in today’s Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare, I am a bit confused about the decision. And, I know you will be able to dispel said confusion with your comments.
The Court held, at page 26,
Construing the Commerce Clause to permit Congress to regulate individuals precisely because they are doing nothing would open a new and potentially vast domain to congressional authority. [emphasis supplied]
But, it apparently is ok to construe the tax clause to permit Congress to open the same new and potentially vast domain to congressional authority.
As Ricky would have said, “splain it to me Lucy.”