I voted for Obama and know the constitution and by my lights compelling US residents to make private purchases is a Brand New power. It is a new world if it passes. It would be good for jobs, they could, under the same power compel us to buy stuff until we all have jobs. Except for the folks who go bankrupt doing so.
But that is why the constitution limits the conferring of new powers. Those powers not conferred upon the (federal) government, or the states are reserved for the people… is what it states. Take a gander at yourconstitution.org for details. See: The Law in Plain English, The Tenth Amendment and Obama’s Health Care Case
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