Skip to comments.States Sue Over Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill, Poll Shows Americans Supportive
Posted on 03/23/2010 1:31:42 PM PDT by rhema
The attorneys general of 13 states immediately filed lawsuits against the pro-abortion health care bill President Barack Obama signed Tuesday morning. They include 12 Republicans and one Democrat, of Louisiana, and a Rasmussen poll finds Americans supportive of their actions.
Just seven minutes after Obama signed the measure into law, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum took the lead and filed the suit for his colleagues in court in Florida.
"The Constitution nowhere authorizes the United States to mandate, either directly or under threat of penalty, that all citizens and legal residents have qualifying health care coverage," the lawsuit says, according to an AP report.
McCollum, who is pro-life, is joined by attorneys general from South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Michigan, Utah, Pennsylvania, Alabama, South Dakota, Idaho, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana.
Some states are looking at other ways of getting out of participating in the pro-abortion health care bill as Virginia and Idaho have passed legislation to do that.
Portions of the bill begin in six months while other provisions don't kick in until 2014, so courts have time to consider the constitutional challenge before the legislation takes effect.
The lawsuits enjoy the support of the American people according to a Rasmussen poll.
A new survey it released today finds 49 percent of Americans favor their state suing the federal government to fight the requirement in the new national health care plan that every American must obtain health insurance. Just 37 percent disagree and 14 percent are undecided.
Seventy-two percent of Republicans and 58% of voters not affiliated with either major party favor such lawsuits. Sixty-five percent of Democrats are opposed to them.
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Oh, who to believe!!!
Supportive of the suits
Oh wait a minute a different source. Unscientific poll?
That statistic should be trumpeted around the country. Democrats are the Buy-My-Vote Party now, and the tentacles of Progressivism have enveloped them. The Republicans need to be Odyssean and reject the sirens of the Left. The sooner we get back to the Constitution, the sooner we return to prosperity.
“But...but...USA Today tells me that Amerika is supportive of the Health Care Plan!!
Oh, who to believe!!!”
Hate to say it but Obama will get a big bounce out of this and the HCR bill will become more popular - at least until people feel some real pain from it.
I honestly think most people are so tuned out that they literally know nothing about it. It is only the activists that care all that much either way. People like a winner, therefore The Kenyan and his healthcare bill will improve quickly in the polls. It was just bound to happen.
Seven minutes wasted!
Conservatives have a task to show the public what they just got fed and what’s coming to get shoved down their throat later. Obama won a booby prize.
If it was an electronic filing it probably took that long to upload the exhibits....
LOL! Well, the Internet might be slow today because of all the Tea Party and Freeper traffic.
Hopefully all our eggs aren’t in the individual mandate. Like to see suits on all fronts.
Had to leave enough time for the ink to be fully dry. Wouldn’t want the suits thrown out on a technicality that the law was not in effect.
Missouri’s only Republican Lt Gov Peter Kinder has just filed suit against Health Care bill! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
Maybe the courthouse was picking up the proceedings on tape delay. Maybe it took seven minutes to stop laughing at Joe Biden's latest gaffe.
Oh yeah. It took me that long to stop laughing too. I’m sure that was it.
I agree. Or, at least, one at a time.
Even over a third of Democrats are support fighting ObamaCare.
I believe this is correct. The media will remain willing shills to everyone talking about what it’s doing for Mr. and Mrs. Precondition or Aunt NeverhadinsurancebutIgottabigscreenTV.
Unfortunately, this monstrosity is unlikely to go anywhere.
This one was rather gauche. It didn’t have the flair of earlier stumbles: “Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.”
I’m 100% behind these suits, but will the courts just kick the can down the road, saying no one has been forced to do anything...YET? Might they make us wait til 2014 to file?
“Sixty-five percent of Democrats are opposed to them.”
Which proved Rats really don’t care about vetting or checks and balances, they just want their way.
Exactly. How is it legal for an entity to be in direct competition with private insurance and at the same have total control of the market rules, rates, and regulation. RICO? Sort of like owning GM and investigating Toyota as an example.
“Some states are looking at other ways of getting out of participating in the pro-abortion health care bill as Virginia and Idaho have passed legislation to do that.”
I love when news is written correctly, without the slimeball RAT propaganda. How heinous is ‘pro-abortion health care?’ Just heinous enough for the RATS...
“Hopefully all our eggs arent in the individual mandate. Like to see suits on all fronts.”
Yeah, what about the fact that all those taxes originated in the Senate - UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
“Hate to say it but Obama will get a big bounce out of this and the HCR bill will become more popular - at least until people feel some real pain from it.”
5 point bounce in Rasmussen - still -10bama. I think he goes down again next week.
This litigation will accomplish nothing. The judges are all communists.
May more states join the fight!