CNS News, an online news source, has been asking Democrat senators whether they think the healthcare bill is constitutional. Their latest "target" is Sen McCaskill of Missouri. When asked, she stated:
Well the -- we have all kinds of places where the government has gotten involved with health care and mandating insurance. In most states, the government mandates the buying of car insurance, and I can assure everyone that if anything in this bill is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court will weigh in.
You gotta love the way these Democrats memorize their playbook. I've heard the "car insurance: argument several times before--including, tellingly, an OFA email. Trouble is, it doesn't track. The government doesn't
- mandate buying car insurance: only if you own a car and drive it
- tell you what kind of insurance to buy: only sets minimums
- doesn't sell car insurance: the "public option"
- doesn't tax you if your policy sets limits too high
But it does fine you or throw you in jail if you do drive and don't have insurance. Maybe that's what she meant. Those nice, caring Democrats telling you that you wouldn't have to buy health insurance if only you weren't breathing.
CNS News has been asking this question of quite a few senators, all just as clueless. The other "authority" given is the "welfare clause." To quote from the Constitution: read more »