John Roberts, $6 Million Man, Laments Judiciary's Lack of Funding

John Roberts, $6 Million Man, Laments Judiciary's Lack of Funding

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who used his authority to permit the implementation of Obamacare, robbing Americans of their freedom and their money, used his end-of-the-year report to lament the effect of sequestration on the judicial system.

Calling for more funding for federal courts, Roberts wrote that Congress should use A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens as inspiration to “look at what has made our federal court system work in the past, what we are doing in the present to preserve it in an era of fiscal constraint, and what the future holds if the judiciary does not receive the funding it needs.” He added that the judiciary’s operating costs are only 0.2 percent of the federal budget and it has lived on the chap for years, but sequestration was more deleterious for its health than the other branches of government. He moaned:

The impact of the sequester was more significant on the courts than elsewhere in the government, because virtually all of their core functions are constitutionally and statutorily required. Unlike most Executive Branch agencies, the courts do not have discretionary programs they can eliminate or postpone in response to budget cuts. In the coming weeks, and into the future, I encourage the president and Congress to be attentive to the needs of the Judicial Branch and avert the adverse consequences that would result from funding the judiciary below its minimal needs. It takes no imagination to see that failing to meet the judiciary’s essential requirements undermines the public’s confidence in all three branches of government. Both ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ have happy endings. We are encouraged that the story of funding for the federal judiciary — though perhaps not as gripping a tale — will too.

Roberts may want to read A Christmas Carol again. The happy ending came about because Scrooge decided to share his miserly wealth with those truly in need. Now that Obamacare will impoverish Americans, perhaps Roberts can start by donating some of his $6 million fortune to the average Americans who can’t pay for their health insurance.


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