Friday, March 29, 2013

Chief Justice Hit By Credit-Card Fraud

Washington Post -- Credit-card fraud can strike anyone, anywhere. Ask Chief Justice John Roberts.

Roberts usually uses a credit card to buy his morning coffee at his local Starbucks in suburban Maryland.

But on Tuesday, when he needed to be extra sharp for the arguments that day over California’s ban of same-sex marriage, he had to pay in cash.

Seems someone had gotten his credit-card numbers, he told the cashier, and he was obliged to cancel the card.

Blog author's comments - The Conservative fraud is a victim of credit card fraud. I have lost all respect for Justice John Roberts. He had the future of the U.S. medical care system in his hands, to make or break. He chose to break it. I doubt he has lost any sleep over what he did. His ruling was based on politics and not the law.

Many conservatives are still trying to figure out why Supreme Court Justice Roberts voted with the four liberal Justices on the Court 5-4 to uphold the constitutionality of the most controversial part of Obamacare. The Obamacare individual mandate requires all Americans to purchase health insurance by 2014 or pay a monetary penalty.

The majority decision, written by Roberts, characterizes the mandate as a tax permissible under the constitution's Tax Clause. The Obamacare law does not even refer to its mandate as a tax. Obama declared in 2009 that his health care law was not a tax.

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