Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Cuccinelli's Waste of Taxpayer Funds - The Reprise UPDATED 5/27
As I predicted when Cuccinelli filed suit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare, the Obama administration has moved to dismiss it. In its motion, the government argues that Cuccinelli lacks standing to challenge the law and further that the law is a permissible exercise of the federal government's power to regulate interstate commerce.
I don't necessarily agree with the government's argument on standing, but the government is dead-on right when it comes to the constitutionality of the trillion dollar welfare blunder. I know my friends at TC have a different take on the merits of Cuccinelli's case, and I really do hope I'm wrong.
Unfortunately, I never am.
UPDATE: Cuccinelli sounds really confident about his position, putting his odds at "better than even" (note snark here). Here's what gets me though: "Cuccinelli has so far said the suit has cost the state only $350, the court filing fee, and declined to break down how much the state is paying to staff working the issue." Believe me, the AGs staff is devoting a ton of time to this, which is exactly why Cuccinelli won't even hazard a guess much less admit to it.