"The crazy thing about the litigation over the Affordable Care Act is this, (a point made yesterday on Twitter by many including Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memoand also myself) because of Helvering v. Davis, nobody disputes that Congress has full authority to set in motion a national healthcare program. Congress could tax all American at any rate—or any schedule of rates, no matter how confiscatory for those at the top—and then use the money to fund a British-style National Health Service.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Less Tyranny is More Tyranny
David Frum, former Bush speechwriter and one of my favorite conservatives, made a very interesting point in one of his blog posts recently about constitutional opposition to Obamacare: