I'm pleased that Chief Justice Roberts cut through all the semantic garbage and acknowledged that the founders intended the Constitution to make Congress the dominant branch of government. Unfortunately, the word "tax" has become a pejorative and needs to be avoided by elected officials; Romney realized that when he was governor of Massachusetts, and Justice Roberts wasn't interested in playing that game. The law did not exceed Congress' power, no matter what anyone called payments for health insurance. Viva judicial restraint!
National Romneycare, officially called the Affordable Care Act and erroneously called "Obamacare" though it is not even close to what the president wanted, is a step in the right direction, and if Republicans in Congress would stop all the political nonsense, they could probably get Democrats' support in modifying provisions where they believe specific modifications could benefit the American people. All the talk about total repeal is a distraction aimed at keeping people from examining specific provisions, and I suppose sensible discussion will have to wait until President Obama is re-elected.
-- Martin Bensky, Richland