Chief Justice John Roberts provided the key vote in upholding the constitutionality of the Obama health care plan. In his opinion, Roberts wrote that the law is unconstitutional with respect to the Commerce Clause and the Necessary and Proper Clause of the Constitution. However, he says it is constitutional under the power of Congress to tax.
That did not impress Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Calif., who is also the former attorney general of the Golden State. Lungren says Roberts was “stretching” to find the plan constitutional. In the process, the congressman says Roberts gave Congress much greater power through taxation. Lungren expects the health care issue to once again become a major election issue.