Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
SCOTUS ruled it was constitutional under the general welfare clause since it was for all the common good and was paid by taxes. The Court ruled that the Hamilton view had been accepted over the Madison view.

Welfare and Medicaid are not for the common good. It is only for the poor.

There's your answer. You can disagree i can disagree and so can Uncle Bob but there it is. No, it does not mean the feds can do anything. It has to serve the common good.
Based on your reasoning Medicare for all is Constitutional. In fact, if the government confiscated our entire paychecks and then gave us the amount some bureaucrat believed we should be able to live on so everyone could live equally poorly that too would be Constitutional.