Monday, August 19th, 2019  |  8:55 AM

A Conservative Newspaper Promoting,
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Subscribe Now: Get your own copy of The US Journal

Governors Rallying to Resist Obamacare

Written By: Brett M. Decker - The Washington Times  |  Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2012

From The Washington Times,

President Obama, Majority Leader Harry Reid's Democrat-led Senate and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. don't care that a majority of Americans favor repeal of Obamacare. To them, government can do anything it can get away with to consolidate federal power; that government derives its power from the consent of the governed is ignored. This isn't so in the states, where conservative governors are stepping up to resist Washington's biggest-ever power grab.

Sunshine State Gov. Rick Scott is leading the charge. He told The Washington Times over the weekend, "Florida will not implement Obamacare." Palmetto State Gov. Nikki Haley is standing firm as well. "We're not going to shove more South Carolinians into a broken system," her office said of the health care law's planned Medicaid extension to those over the poverty line, according to the Nation magazine. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who heroically took on Badger State labor unions and won, says the November election is central for repeal. "I am hopeful that political changes in Washington D.C. later this year ultimately will end the implementation of this law at the federal level," he said. Until then, the cheesehead governor isn't taking action to implement any of the law.

Republicans control 32 governorships. At least 24 of these state leaders have announced they will not implement Mr. Obama's and Chief Justice Roberts' Affordable Care Act or are on the fence about what parts of it to implement and what to ignore.

Read the rest at The Washington Times.

Share this on Twitter  |  Share this on Facebook  |  Email to a friend.  |  Contact the editor.

What are your thoughts?

Want full access to all the articles on this site?

You must be a subscriber to read entire articles.

Gain 24/7 access to all the content on this website by becoming a subscriber.
Choose your subscription plan and get full access in minutes. Subscribe now. »

If you are already a subscriber, sign in now to read more full articles.

More National News

This Month’s Headlines

God Save Women from Other Women

This Month's Headlines

Trump's Energy Success

This Month's Headlines

The Democrat Party Needs to Wake Up

Deadly Isms

Mainstream Media Can't be Trusted

If it Damages America, It's Good for Democrats

Foreign Interventionism is Destroying Us