While Roberts did walk the Constitutional Law tightrope, the tax question takes center stage for me. What are the implications of Congress being able to penalize/tax people's refusals to buy a certain type of good or service?
Is there a meaningful difference between that, and the concept of tax credits? It seems to me like it's a semantic difference with the same result.
"Pay more tax if you don't buy X"
"Pay more tax and it gets offset with a tax credit if you buy X"
Imagine a pathologically idealistic, anti-religious, culturally-relativistic, iconoclastic, socially-irreverent, sociologically-progressive signature line here. Or don't.