“In other words, the federal government is here saying: we’re giving you a boatload of money. There are no, is no matching funds requirement. There are no extraneous conditions attached to it.
“It’s just a boatload of federal money for you to take and spend on poor people’s healthcare. It doesn’t sound coercive to me, I have to tell you.”
These are the words of Justice Elena Kagan during this week’s landmark Supreme Court hearing on the Affordable Care Act – i.e. Obamacare.
I’m sorry Ms. Kagan. It’s not a boatload of federal money. It is a boatload of the TAXPAYERS’ money and you should know better.
Wasteful government spending IS COERCIVE.