A February 2021 USA Today/Gallup poll on Obamacare revealed some interesting statistics:
1. Americans are divided (45% vs 44%) on whether Congress did a good or bad thing by passing the law.
2. 72% of respondents believe the law is unconstitutional; 20% believe it is Constitutional.
A very interesting take-away point from this survey is being overlooked. If 45% of Americans believe Congress did the right thing by passing Obamacare and 72% believe it is unconstitutional, then about one-quarter of respondents are applauding Congress for passing an unconstitutional law. It’s impossible to pinpoint the exact percentage here, but 1/4 is a sound estimate given the data that is presented.
Put another way, about 1/4 approve of Congress behaving in an unconstitutional manner as long as they like the bill in question. This is chilling. The argument by many that the Constitution is a “living and breathing document open to interpretation” is being replaced by ignoring it altogether.
I bet most of the estimated 1/4 are not net federal income taxpayers.