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.
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