Section 1501 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the so-called "mandate" was put there at the insistence of the health insurance industry and their Republican water-carrier's. Now the rethugs want to run away from responsibility for it and hide under the Tea Party's skirts.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Ezra Klein - What the tea party wants from the Constitution: "In reality, the tea party -- like most everyone else -- is less interested in living by the Constitution than in deciding what it means to live by the Constitution. When the constitutional disclaimers at the bottom of bills suit them, they'll respect them. When they don't -- as we've seen in the case of the individual mandate -- they won't."