A federal judge in Florida on Thursday ruled that challenges to the healthcare reform law’s individual mandate and its Medicaid expansion can proceed.
The widely expected ruling does not mean that Florida Northern District Senior Judge Roger Vinson agrees that the law is unconstitutional, only that the arguments against it can’t be dismissed out of hand as the Obama administration had requested. Vinson threw out four other counts having to do with taxation and requiring states to enforce the law.
Attorney General Bill McCollum’s lawsuit, filed the same day that President Obama signed health reform into law, is the main legal challenge to the Democrats’ signature domestic achievement. Challengers include 20 states and the National Federation of Independent Business.
Michael Savage, the nation’s No. 4-rated radio talk show host, blasted America for either disregarding or covering up questions of Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve in the Oval Office and the possibility that “the presidency may have been usurped by a foreign power.”
Savage says Obama is a foreign usurper
“To have elected an unknown man of unknown origin, a man who’s probably not even an American citizen – How can the whole military not know this?” Savage asked on air this past week. “How could the entire military establishment not be asking the same question that millions of Americans are asking?
“Do you think it’s plausible that the entire United States military complex does not understand the extreme dangers of having a commander in chief with dual allegiances in the White House?” Savage asked of Obama, who has publicly admitted he was born to a British father and therefore born a dual citizen. “Do they not understand that the presidency may have been usurped by a foreign power?”
President Obama loves to make up things that are patently untrue, like every economist agrees his $800 billion economic stimulus “has done its job,” the economy “is moving in the right direction,” and the Bush tax cuts caused the trillion dollar deficits.
The facts say otherwise, but he is never challenged by the news media for his repeatedly dishonest myth-making. Here are some of his worst offenses.
Officials are investigating an Islamic center in South Carolina defaced when someone spelled out “PIG CHUMP” in bacon slices.
Florence Police Major Carlos Raines said Tuesday that someone placed the bacon in foot-high letters on a tiled walkway at the Florence Islamic Center between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Islamic dietary restrictions bar Muslims from eating pork.