Thursday, March 29, 2012

Yeah Justice Scalia, the Affordable Care Act is 2,800 pages long. Big Joke?

Tea Party Justice Antonin Scalia spouted loony right wing rhetoric about how many pages were in the Affordable Care Act the other day, on top of claiming the government will soon require people to buy broccoli if "Obamacare" stays in place. This is a Supreme Court Justice, remember?

Even more pathetic? After he got a few laughs from fellow conservative partisans over his reference to the 2,800 pages (real funny stuff), it jazzed him up, and encouraged him to pile on even more. Is this an adult professional, or an arrogant irresponsible elitist a little too comfortable in his position?

I predict this court will throw out the entire law, legislating from the bench essentially, as a form of penalty and message to the congress; behave or else. Jefferson warned of the potential power of the judiciary; "The constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist, and shape into any form they please."


  1. No joke; it is way too long ... oh, and the court upheld it. As a tax.

  2. So what you're saying is the health care system in this country is so simple that the 2800 pages is overkill?

    Sorry, but you're either not too smart, or never shopped for different kinds of coverage. My own insurance agent used to fill me in the insurer con written into each policy.

    Now that's a system you might like, buying junk policies with high premiums that don't pay off. Freedom brother....