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U.S. President Barack Obama issued a stern warning to the U.S. Supreme Court this week – basically daring them to overturn his socialized medicine law.

“I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress,” Obama said Monday.

Um … a “strong majority?” Obamacare was narrowly passed in March 2010 by a Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress – and then repealed last January by the GOP-controlled House of Representatives.

And even if Democrats didn’t use procedural loopholes and outright bribes to shove this abomination down the throats of the American public, isn’t it the job of the Supreme Court to overturn legislation that flagrantly violates the U.S. Constitution?

Apparently not …

Obama later referred dismissively to the nine Justices – two of whom he appointed – as an “unelected group of people.”

Obama’s comments came after the Court heard three days of oral arguments on the law – which includes a host of tax hikes as well as a flagrantly unconstitutional mandate that would require Americans to purchase insurance or pay exorbitant fines. As if all of that wasn’t bad enough, Obamacare would add an estimated $1.7 trillion to the nation’s deficit over the next ten years – nearly twice its original price tag.

That figure is expected to climb above $2 trillion when the law’s full ten-year costs are calculated next year.

Judging by the questions the Justices asked, it appears as though they have serious reservations about Obamacare’s individual mandate. It remains to be seen, though, whether they will strike down that provision, the entire law or let Obamacare stand.

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