Comment: Here's what the court said not some pundit who gets it wrong.

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Here's what the court said not some pundit who gets it wrong.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf

The Supreme Court ruled correctly on the complaint as presented.

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS delivered the opinion of the Court... The Affordable Care Act describes the payment as a “penalty,” not a “tax.” That label cannot control whether the payment is a tax for purposes of the Constitution

Forty-two of the 48 states ratified the 16th Amendment. Connecticut, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, Florida and Pennsylvania never ratified the 16th Amendment. One-eight of the States rejected the amendment.

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

[T]he payment is a tax for purposes of the Constitution by the 14th amendment. Time to repeal another amendment?

The Medicaid expansion was declared unconstitutional.

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS concluded in Part III–A that the individual mandate is not a valid exercise of Congress’s power under the
Commerce Clause and the Necessary and Proper Clause.

This is not over. Individual's testing this case will have to claim Rights violated. Secure in papers or property, cruel and unusual punishment, something.

Free includes debt-free!