Scalia on Obamacare Mandate: ‘If the Government Can Do This, What Else Can It Not Do?'

March 29, 2012 - 1:22 PM
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In oral arguments in the Supreme Court this week over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care plan’s requirement that individuals must buy health insurance, Justice Antonin Scalia posed to Obama’s solicitor general a fundamental question that the mandate raises about the nature of the U.S. government.