Question: what constitutional provision do you think grants Congress the right to pass a law forcing everyone to buy personal health insurance?
Senator Landrieu (D -LA): “I’ll leave that up to the constitutional lawyers on our staff.”
Random note of interest: the healthcare bill promises $100 million in federal monies to only one state * that qualifies as suffering a “recent disaster” – Louisiana. Um, that’s where Landrieu lives. Do I have to spell it out for you?
If you’re picking up this issue of congressional authority for the first time, check out my last post on this issue and the links contained in it.
H/T to CNSNews.com for the continuing series.
*UPDATE: How did I miss THIS! It’s $300 million, not $100 million.