Earlier today, the Supreme Court largely upheld the constitutionality the Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate. Ill-advised reactions were also mandated.
1. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky…
"Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be 'constitutional' does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional. While the court may have erroneously come to the conclusion that the law is allowable, it certainly does nothing to make this mandate or government takeover of our health care right."
Paul is right. It takes 5 people.
2. Sarah Palin on the death of freedom…
Obama lied to the American people. Again. He said it wasn't a tax. Obama lies; freedom dies.
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) June 28, 2012
Maybe freedom should have bought some insurance instead of being so irresponsible with its health.
3. Everyone on Twitter who said they were moving to Canada following the Court's decision.
4. Senator Jim Demint of South Carolina…
"I urge every governor to stop implementing the health care exchanges that would help implement the harmful effects of this misguided law. Americans have loudly rejected this federal takeover of health care, and governors should join with the people and reject its implementation."
5. The Supreme Court sprinkler system, which freedom-peed all over reporters covering the ruling.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Health Care, Jim DeMint, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, Supreme Court