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Not just a victory, but a resounding victory for the Obama administration!

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Ah, you beat me to it. Looks like you got the early version of the announcement; the vote was 5-4, not 6-3. Anyway, here's the articles I was going to present:

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In his majority 5-4 opinion on Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts upheld the constitutionality of the signature domestic policy achievement of President Barack Obama's administration, the Affordable Care Act. In doing so, he and his court earned the ire of conservatives.

"This was an activist court that you saw today," Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) told reporters. "Anytime the Supreme Court renders something constitutional that is clearly unconstitutional, that undermines the credibility of the Supreme Court. I do believe the court's credibility was undermined severely today," she said, later adding that Congress could now force you to buy Ikea furniture.

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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama praised the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision that his signature health care law was constitutional Thursday, calling the ruling "a victory for people all over this country."

"The highest court in the land has now spoken. We will continue to implement this law," he said, speaking to cameras in the East Room of the White House. "With today's announcement it is time for us to move forward, to implement and when necessary improve on this law."




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I'm glad to see Obamacare upheld by the Supreme Court. Maybe now we can finally move on past this debate. Or at least, that's what we should do. Even though this law helps so many people in so many ways, Republicans still want to repeal it. Every single response I've seen from a Republican aligned individual condemns the law. It's not surprise to see Romney come out against it now, even though he had support for similar policies in the past. Sarah Palin reminded up once again why should would do the nation a favor by sewing her mouth shut, Michele Bachmann reminded us why she needs to jump off a cliff, John Boehner reminded us why the Speaker's gavel should be taken away from him, Jim Cantor reminded us why he needs to be voted out of office, and Rick Santorum reminded us why he would have been a poor choice to lead this nation. I'm with President Obama; five, ten, twenty years from now, we'll all be able to look back at this, and know that our politicians made the right choice. Look at the other nations that have government healthcare. Their people live better lives, and not a single person is complaining. Maybe we should learn to live by their example and enjoy what we've been given today, instead of continuing to find the same political battles over and over again.
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The real irony of this is that the main feature of the law that the Republicans complain about is the private mandate, which was proposed by Republicans!

As socialism, which the right-wing media keeps insisting that it is, it is a ****-poor example! Instead of "everyone must pay into a system that benefits all of society equally" we got "if you are unfortunate enough to not have a capitalist employer that provides for your health care needs, you will need to purchase health insurance, on your own, from one of the most profitable corporations in the western world."

If that is socialism, then I don't want to know what capitalism is nowadays!
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Republicans have to be Republicans. The mandate is going to help people. My brother was crying about it earlier, irritated that he'll have to pay more in taxes, since he's trying to get a second job, which will end up putting him in a higher tax bracket. He needs to get health insurance more than he needs to get more video games for his XBox; his girlfriend, too, as often as she ends up screaming about needing to go to the hospital for the smallest thing.
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I'm so glad to hear this! The Democrats needed a victory like this, after having the idiot Scott Walker guy survive his recall. This will help a lot of people, too. I hope for the best for all who stand to benefit.

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Indeed; this law will help a lot of people. I just hope the supporters of the Republican Party understand that this law will help them, too, and that they need to keep in mind how the people they currently choose to support would take away that help from them for their own political gain.
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