<strong>LOGAN—</strong>It came as a surprise to former Cache County Republican Chairman David James when the US Supreme court upheld almost all of the key provisions of the so-called “Obamacare.” James, who is now a member of the state Republican Party’s Central Committee, said he does see an advantage if Mitt Romney becomes president.
“If Mitt Romney wins, he has promised that he will work to remove the law. In all reality, that is the way laws should be made. They should be made by the voice of the people, rather than through courts. I’m not devastated, a little disappointed, but it certainly opens up an avenue to now proceed and deal with health care the right way, and that is by the voice of the people.”
James said he was surprised that Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the majority in the 5-4 decision. Roberts said the mandate was upheld on the basis that it is, in effect, a tax. James said that must mean the government can call anything a tax, and this country came about as a result of a tax rebellion.