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GOP governors vow to ignore Obamacare

angelbaby 2012/06/28 16:30:37
Republican governors are planning to ignore the Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold Obamacare hoping that the issue will drive voters to dump President Obama in favor of Mitt Romney who has vowed to kill the Affordable Care Act.
After the decision, the Republican Governors Association said that nothing should be done by the states until after the election, a clear signal that they believe a GOP president, House and Senate will kill the health care reform pushed through by Democrats and opposed by Republicans.
RGA Chairman Bob McDonnell said, "Today's ruling crystallizes all that's at stake in November's election. The only way to stop Barack Obama's budget-busting health care takeover is by electing a new president. Barack Obama's health care takeover encapsulates his presidency: Obamacare increases taxes, grows the size of government and puts bureaucrats over patients while doing nothing to improve the economy."

The Virginia governor, who is on Mitt Romney's list of potential vice presidential candidates, added, "By replacing Barack Obama with Mitt Romney, we will not only stop the federal government's healthcare takeover, but will also take a giant step towards a full economic recovery."
Other governors have urged a similar strategy. Scott Walker, the newly re-elected Wisconsin governor, said that he won't put into place any elements of Obamacare until after the election. Other governors are taking a similar position.
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  • Maddog 2012/07/03 19:01:21 (edited)
    Maddog
    +1
    This is excellent news! It's time for states to disobey the questionably legal antics of the lawless Obama administration. The so-call Affordable Health Act is merely the tip of the iceberg of the Obama administration's assault on our freedoms. This is an administration that has become a criminal administration; it routinely flouts the Constitution, bypasses Congress when it shouldn't, and uses "executive privilege" to hide nefarious acts.

    lawless
  • angelbaby Maddog 2012/07/03 19:26:41
    angelbaby
    +2
    I'm just wondering what Obama has up his sleeve to get around this!
  • Chief angelbaby 2012/07/03 19:29:01
    Chief
    +1
    I'm wondering too, you know he won't let this go.
  • angelbaby Chief 2012/07/03 20:32:08
    angelbaby
    +1
    No he won't!
  • Maddog angelbaby 2012/07/03 19:45:24
    Maddog
    +1
    It will be interesting to see. The federal government does not have the financial resources, at this time, to pursue legal action against states who choose to ignore the mandates of Obamacare, especially if a large number of states refuse to comply.
  • angelbaby Maddog 2012/07/03 20:33:27
    angelbaby
    He won't let the lack of recourses stop him... He's a dictator!
  • Jerry 2012/07/01 06:14:56 (edited)
    Jerry
    +1
    ............ Still remaining, Patriotic elected politicians, better wake up and definitely stop abruptly ........ this ridiculous Obamacare locomotive trying to upset Our Voters Wishes, " We The People Should get rid of this non presidential clown, He and His Family, and while speaking, We should also let Congress know, Mitt Romney's health care package is bad for America as well, people in Massachusetts hate the health plan there.......... Derail the locomotive train
  • Concerned Citizen 2012/06/29 19:11:02
    Concerned Citizen
    +1
    Kudos to anyone including many Governors,.. who are willing to stand their ground against a bunch of left-wing BS,....that continues to fester and infect this country.
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2012/06/29 15:14:02
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    +2
    This is why it is critical to control as many States as possible. I'm not sure how this will all shake out if 0-care is not repealed. I understand that the IRS will be able to directly access everybody's bank account if they don't pay the extortion fine for not having insurance, and just take the money. How will these Governors protect my money?
  • Soundstorm 2012/06/29 03:24:09
    Soundstorm
    +1
    Expect Obamacare to go the way of the Volstead act as far as enforcement. This is the mess John Roberts has handed our country today.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/06/29 02:56:33
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +3
    Good for them. And in the meantime...

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • Christine/Rest in peace Pet... 2012/06/29 02:22:27
    Christine/Rest in peace Peter Br
    +4
    Someone has got to stand up on behalf of the American people until we can get this bunch of thugs voted out. However, it is hard to do when all the corruption is ignored and the Obama administration only gets more enboldened with power
  • ed 2012/06/29 00:01:30
    ed
    +3
    We'll see if they have the balls and if they should try what will onutless threaten them with?
  • obama4prez2012 2012/06/28 23:09:55
    obama4prez2012
    +3
    GOP governors cannot deny sick people healthcare which the SCOTUS just found to be constitutional. This is exactly why the GOP will lose again, because they're out of touch with what the American people want. 30 million Americans now have healthcare and a few butthurt gop gov's want to take it away! Despicable!
  • angelbaby obama4p... 2012/06/28 23:47:06
    angelbaby
    +7
    The majority of American oppose the healthcare bill ..
    Check the numbers!

    SCOTUS ruled that Feds can't make states opt-in
  • ed obama4p... 2012/06/29 00:03:53
    ed
    +5
    I hope and pray they succeed in doing just that opposing obamacare.
  • Christi... obama4p... 2012/06/29 02:25:28
    Christine/Rest in peace Peter Br
    +3
    It would have been a lot cheaper and less destructive to our health care system to just have given free health care insurance to those 30 million people. And despite turning the rest of us upside down, there are still 26 million people with no health care.
  • bman~AV... obama4p... 2012/06/29 02:33:35
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +3
    In case you've not seen already, 60% of all Americans don't want this crap. And being it's gonna be government run it'll be in the red by the end of the first year just like the rest of all government run crap! Most everything the government runs is all in the red and that crap health care will be no different. How do you like the dmv?? Do you get great service there? Well that's the kind of crap service you will get from Obama's socialist care. Oh, and by the way, a little something to think about. If it's such a great system then why are NONE of our so called elected officials willing to switch over their primo services to take up this?? It's because it's crap! Plain and simple. Not to mention all of our taxes are gonna shoot thru the roof as a result.
  • beachbum obama4p... 2012/06/29 10:47:34
    beachbum
    +2
    Texas hospital emergency rooms are full all the time of poor people who get free health care paid for the citizens of Texas.
  • angelbaby beachbum 2012/06/29 17:36:15
    angelbaby
    +2
    Yup and most have emergency "clinics' now that also offers follow up care!
  • themadhare ~IJM 2012/06/28 22:26:42
    themadhare ~IJM
    +3
    No word from Moonbeam yet
  • stevmackey 2012/06/28 22:11:05
    stevmackey
    +5
    Stand up for your State's rights.
  • angelbaby stevmackey 2012/06/28 22:19:21
    angelbaby
    +5
    It would be s big mistake NOT to. I agree
  • ed stevmackey 2012/06/29 00:07:56
    ed
    +4
    I plan on making sure the politicans in Florida know how I feel about it and that I am interested in what their plans are .
  • Schläue~© 2012/06/28 22:08:35
    Schläue~©
    +5
    That's the correct approach.
    Just ignore the entire bill just as the Federal govt. has picked & chosen which parts of the Constitution are irrelevant since 2009 and which Federal laws are to be ignored.
  • angelbaby Schläue~© 2012/06/28 22:17:15
    angelbaby
    +4
    Hey, my friend!!
    I think it's absolutely the correct " in your" face approach.. They have given us no other choice.
  • Schläue~© angelbaby 2012/06/28 22:23:09
    Schläue~©
    +2
    I just got back a while ago and have been listening to all of this on radio while I was on the road.
    Even NPR was stressing the fact that 0bozo kept insisting it wasn't a TAX (because it never would have passed Congress) and in the end .... the SCOTUS basically re-wrote the bill calling it just that.

    Wild .... I crossed state lines 8 times in 10 hours.
  • angelbaby Schläue~© 2012/06/28 22:26:34
    angelbaby
    +3
    Yes, it's interesting the way SCOTUS to word it it for sure. Should be interesting to hear Obamas explanation on that.

    Wow, you did some driving!!!!
  • Schläue~© angelbaby 2012/06/28 22:36:44
    Schläue~©
    +2
    The 2009 Stephanopolis interview will come back to haunt him like an old squeeze.

    According to the radio program, the Justices shot down the idea of it being Constitutional under the Commerce clause immediately upon going into conference after the arguments in May.
    Somehow..., somebody got to Roberts and coerced him get in line with the lib Justices and call nit what it was .... a TAX.

    I guess this means I'll have to dig my trenches even deeper.
  • angelbaby Schläue~© 2012/06/29 17:37:25
    angelbaby
    +2
    It sure will .. It's going to kick him in the ass!
  • ScottyG - Faqueue 2012/06/28 22:07:45
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +2
    Smart dudes!
  • maggiemay 2012/06/28 21:42:16
    maggiemay
    +3
    By allowing the states to accept or reject the expansion they will be able to do just that.
  • angelbaby maggiemay 2012/06/28 22:05:36
    angelbaby
    +4
    A little ray of light in the madness!!
  • bman~AVA~BTTB 2012/06/28 19:59:50
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +3
    Miss Angelbaby I think this is a good thing. What the heck? Obie ignores laws that he doesn't like and I think that the governors that don't want this unconstitutional law "should" ignore it! Good post me lady.
  • angelbaby bman~AV... 2012/06/28 20:01:12
    angelbaby
    +3
    Still no official word from Perry!
  • Lizard ... angelbaby 2012/06/28 21:35:35
  • angelbaby Lizard ... 2012/06/28 21:37:21
    angelbaby
    +2
    I know, right!!!! Lol
  • angelbaby Lizard ... 2012/06/28 21:59:31
    angelbaby
    +4
    Looks like Perry will keep Texas out!! That's going to be a big hit, eh?
  • Schläue~© angelbaby 2012/06/28 22:10:26
    Schläue~©
    +3
    And ..... the SCOTUS did also say that states cannot be penalized by the Feds holding back $$$$ for Medicaid and Medicare already in place.
  • angelbaby Schläue~© 2012/06/29 17:38:09
    angelbaby
    +1
    Interesting isn't it? Lol

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