When the Supreme Court it led to much wailing and gnashing of teeth on the conservative side of the spectrum, and a wave of relieved joy on the liberal side.
The upcoming congressional race in Forest Hills showed that same dynamic in miniature.
Assemblywoman Grace Meng, D-Flushing, and City Councilman Dan Halloran, R-Bayside, traded dueling statements on the Supreme Court's ruling.
"Health care in America is a $2 trillion-plus economy, with hundreds of billions of dollars in care unpaid for every year," Meng said in a statement. "Ambitiously engaging the dangerous shortcomings of this massive market, which impacts everybody everywhere regardless of their family finances, was an appropriate decision by the president and can now proceed."
Halloran was decidedly more blunt on the topic, characterizing the Affordable Care Act as one big tax hike.
"Big government Obama Democrats just don’t get it. Today’s ruling has given them the last thing they need – encouragement to add more laws, taxes and rules that make health care so expensive in the first place," Halloran said. "Even in upholding ObamaCare, the Supreme Court held that it’s a tax — the biggest tax increase in American history. That’s the last thing we need in these economic times.”
So who's right? Let us know what you think,