Constitution, Economy, Issues, Obamacare

Lots on Congress’ Plate – Nationalizing Tort Reform Shouldn’t Be


Congress has…a lot to do.

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We still desperately need to undo the train wreck that is Obamacare.

We still desperately need to rewrite and simplify the tax code – and eliminate or drastically cut the many taxes and their rates.

We still desperately need to repeal the bank-killing horror show that is Dodd-Frank.

We should finally restore regular order – and actually go through the full budget writing process. Oh – and we should dramatically reduce what that budget spends.

That’s plenty – but there’s even more.

But what absolutely does not belong on this very long list – is nationalizing tort reform.

It’s unconstitutional – because the Constitution doesn’t mention it, so it’s up to the states.

It’s also unconstituional – because it is Legislative Branch overreach into the purview of the Judicial Branch.

And given how often the Judicial overreaches into the Legislative – you would think the Legislative would know better.

Congress has a whole lot of actual, actually pertinent and germane stuff on which to work.

Let’s leave this other stuff out.

This is a guest post by Seton Motley Founder and President of Less Government
  • I remember

    Tort reform, if done logically, could prevent many nuisance suits, resulting in lower costs of almost everything. This could be one of the most important moves affecting all of us.

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