The Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare keeps the country on the path to socialism but may have done conservatives and Republicans a favor as the nation looks to the elections in the fall, author and commentator Michael Reagan tells Newsmax.TV.
Reagan, in a quip reminiscent of his father, President Ronald Reagan, first remarked, “The Supreme Court happens,” before noting that the court upheld the individual mandate under Congress’ taxing power.
“In many ways, if you really think about it, the Supreme Court might have done the conservatives and the Republicans a favor because they kept us alive now as the issue for the presidential campaign,” he said. “And it’s an issue as a tax. So being an issue as a tax, it is something that could be attacked from us on the right, us conservatives who want to lower our taxes and create jobs. As compared to those on left who want to raise our taxes and kill the job market.
“So it’s important, if we really look at maybe the plum in this whole thing is that it remains an issue for the presidential election and makes it more important that we work harder to make sure that we replace the Senate, we replace the president of the United States and then the Congress has the complete power and the president to be able to repeal Obamacare and have that signed by the president of the United States of America because now it has become a tax issue.”
Reagan called the ruling a “boost of sorts” to Republicans across this country because the ruling keeps the issue alive for the fall and makes it imperative for the GOP to take not just the White House but the Senate.
He added that the country is on the path toward socialism and the 5-4 decision keeps the nation on that road.
“What this did is not take us off the path,” he said. “This kept us on the path to socialism. … What we found out today is that you can’t count on the court; you can’t count on Congress, all you can do is count on ourselves. And we have to work hard, harder at being engaged so that we truly replace those people in the House, in the Senate that want to stay on the path to socialism.
“The only way we’re going to get off that path is we have to take ourselves off that path by becoming more engaged and electing people who believe in capitalism, not socialism.”
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