The IAM welcomed the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision upholding the key portions of the Affordable Care Act.
“This case was brought to energize and mobilize political opposition to the President of the United States,” said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger. “It is unfortunate the Supreme Court has become a forum for such efforts. But the greater misfortune has fallen on those individuals whose health care depended on the vagaries of insurance companies.”
“We will still hear howls of protest from the GOP and their Tea Party allies about ‘activist judges’ and ‘legislating from the bench,’” said Buffenbarger. “But where were those calls for restraint when the high court granted unprecedented rights to corporations in Citizens United or the decision in Bush v. Gore that installed George W. Bush in the White House?”