Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Tuesday introduced a constitutional amendment aimed at invalidating the individual mandate to buy health insurance under Obamacare.
The text of the “Right To Refuse” amendment, according to Rubio’s office: “Congress shall make no law that imposes a tax on a failure to purchase goods or services.”
The individual mandate was upheld buy the United States Supreme Court under Congress’s power to impose taxes, so a new constitutional amendment aimed at challenging another part of the constitution is Rubio’s only recourse. Because being a constitutional “originalist” is no longer in style as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision.
I have no idea what Rubio is doing and I suspect he doesn’t either. This will undoubtedly come back to haunt him in four years and anyone who is advising him otherwise is sorely mistaken.
With that said — keep going! You’re doing great.