Brief chat this afternoon:
VDV: Is there any serious defense of this decision more substantial than “Come on, you guys. You know what we meant”?
DR. HMNAHMNA: Not really.
VDV: Does it matter that Gruber [who helped design RomneyCare and ObamaCare] flat-out said that the law said exactly what they intended it to say?
DR. HMNAHMNA: Probably not, since he’s not a member of Congress.
VDV: Well, considering the court’s logic elsewhere… so what?
Seriously, so what? If Congressmen can’t be bothered to read the PPACA (or a host of other bills) in the first place, why should we expect the Supreme Court to care about what it actually says?
My friend Fellow Student of Economics says he doesn’t see the point of the Supreme Court– it’s essentially just another layer of legislature, not an actual judiciary. I find it harder and harder to disagree with him.