The SCOTUS screw up on ObamaCare should mobilize anyone who doubted the arrogance and dictatorial hubris of Obama’s socialist regime. Elections have consequences.
The repeal process begins.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Thursday that the Republican-led House will vote on repealing the health care law soon after the July 4 recess.
Cantor, who sets the floor schedule in the House, said in a statement that the House will vote on the repeal the week of July 9 – which Cantor said will clear the path for “patient-centered reforms that lower costs and increase choice.”
“The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold ObamaCare is a crushing blow to patients throughout the country,” Cantor said. “ObamaCare has failed to keep the President’s basic promise of allowing those who like their health care to keep it, while increasing costs and reducing access to quality care for patients.”
Mitt Romney’s response:
As you might imagine, I disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision and I agree with the dissent.
What the court did not do on its last day in session, I will do on my first day if elected president of the United States. And that is I will act to repeal Obamacare.
Let’s make clear that we understand what the court did and did not do.
What the court did today was say that Obamacare does not violate the Constitution. What they did not do was say that Obamacare is good law or that it’s good policy.
Obamacare was bad policy yesterday. It’s bad policy today. Obamacare was bad law yesterday. It’s bad law today.
Let me tell you why I say that.
Obamacare raises taxes on the American people by approximately $500 billion. Obamacare cuts Medicare – cuts Medicare by approximately $500 billion. And even with those cuts and tax increases, Obamacare adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt, and pushes those obligations on to coming generations.
Obamacare also means that for up to 20 million Americans, they will lose the insurance they currently have, the insurance that they like and they want to keep.
Obamacare is a job-killer. Businesses across the country have been asked what the impact is of Obamacare. Three-quarters of those surveyed by the Chamber of Commerce said Obamacare makes it less likely for them to hire people.
And perhaps most troubling of all, Obamacare puts the federal government between you and your doctor.
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Ya know Mitt, a little more passion about liberty, freedom, and choice would have punctuated your speech.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its ruling on the ObamaCare:
“The president’s health care law is hurting our economy by driving up health costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire. Today’s ruling underscores the urgency of repealing this harmful law in its entirety. What Americans want is a common-sense, step-by-step approach to health care reform that will protect Americans’ access to the care they need, from the doctor they choose, at a lower cost. Republicans stand ready to work with a president who will listen to the people and will not repeat the mistakes that gave our country ObamaCare.”
“The tax question was repeatedly refuted by members of Congress who helped pass this health care takeover. The justices have declared that the central provision of Obamacare is a judicially mandated tax. A new tax, pure and simple. This is just another burden the federal government has put on American families and small businesses.
“With the national economy struggling to recover, now is not the time to implement a massive social program that injects nothing but uncertainty and doubt into our economic system,” Scott added. “By doing so, they have put up yet another major roadblock to efforts to get people back to work and forced the government into the important relationship between patients and their doctors. I stand with Justice Kennedy, that the entire Act should have been held invalid.”
Jon Wakefield, a tea party activist who has worked with the Richmond Tea Party since it’s inception, reacted to the decision emphatically:
“Now that ObamaCare has been upheld, all of us must dedicate our lives, no matter the cost, to wringing every last conservative vote out of Virginia on November 6th. We must recruit like crazy for people to pound the pavement, purge the rolls, work the polls, and deliver a total smackdown of the progressives who have now granted government the power to control the purchasing habits of Americans. The facts, numbers, and passion are on our side.
More at: http://www.teaparty.org/
November is coming.