Nineteen Democratic U.S .Senators butted into offered their opinions about the U.S. Supreme Court Hobby Lobby case, “explaining” two laws they backed. The first is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (1993), and the second is Obama’s misleadingly named “Affordable Care Act.”
Here are a couple of major points from the Democrats’ 36-page brief (quoting):
- Congress could not have anticipated RFRA’s application to…
- Congress did not understand the Affordable Care Act…
Are we having fun yet?
Congress doesn’t understand how its laws will apply … frequently. Remember their stimulus bill of 2009, when they “estimated that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will create and maintain over 4 million jobs”? Needless to say, that didn’t happen.
A few months later, Mark Udall – porkmeister – touted some of those four-fifths of a trillion bucks coming to Jeffco’s West Line’s “new transportation solutions to help people get to work and home again,” as Udall explained. With the line open, reality set in. Here’s one time analysis: “Instead of a tedious drive of 18 minutes, using modern mass transit I was able to zip to work in only 1 hour and 19 minutes!”
That’s how stimulus dollars worked, but let’s move on.
Apparently, not a single Democrat understood the Affordable Care Act, more lovingly, Obamacare. Everyone remembers Nancy Pelosi’s statement that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it….” She also said of it that it would “create 4 million jobs, about 400,000 jobs very soon.”
So, two important bills rammed through by Democrats would create 8 million jobs. Yeah. Sure. You betcha.
My advice to the justices? Don’t believe anything these Democrats say.
My advice to Colorado voters? Ditto.