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Appropriations Chair Threatens To De-Fund Attorney General Over Health Care Suit
http://biggovernment.com ^ | 3-27-10 | Nathan A. Benefield

Posted on 03/27/2010 2:20:08 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

In a response to Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett’s decision to join 13 other states in filing a lawsuit against the federal health care legislation, PA House Appropriations Chairman Dwight Evans threatened to “do whatever it takes” to thwart the AG’s efforts. Incensed, Evans even went so far as to say he would be willing to cut off all state appropriations to the Office of the Attorney General to prevent Corbett from fighting this legislation.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: appropriationschair; bloggersandpersonal; pennsylvania; suit; threatens
"Furthermore, Evans’ threat seems a clear violation of the separation of powers, and threatens the independence of the Attorney General. Indeed, it seems particularly curious, coming a mere two days after Corbett secured a conviction against Evans’ former House Democrat colleague Mike Veon, and is continuing his investigation and prosecution of House Democrats.

Lastly, the lawsuit being filed isn’t over some flippant issue. There are legitimate Constitutional concerns over the legality of this legislation. Not only does the legislation violate the 10th Amendment, but the fiscal impact of the health care bill will assuredly cost Pennsylvanians billions of dollars."

1 posted on 03/27/2010 2:20:09 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Interesting. It has ALWAYS been the dream of liberals to end justice (as we know it, except against conservatives, of course)...now they have a chance to do it.


2 posted on 03/27/2010 2:21:52 PM PDT by BobL
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The same thing is happening in Washington state.


3 posted on 03/27/2010 2:23:11 PM PDT by Publius (The prudent man sees the evil and hides himself; the simple pass on and are punished.)
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To: Publius

Sign our PETITION against conforming Minnesota law to ObamaCare!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2480643/posts

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EVEN WORSE: The bill not only requires Minnesota to conform to the federal bill, it moves the date of implementation and the individual mandate from 2014 to January 1, 2012. It adds a more restrictive individual mandate to purchase health insurance (no exceptions), regional payment reform for Medicare (think Hillary’s regional alliances doing cost containment through care restrictions) the “public option” (single-payer plan rejected by the U.S. Senate), and a state “health insurance exchange” (bureaucracy to sell insurance and track insurance status) by 2012.


4 posted on 03/27/2010 2:27:05 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Patriots Are On The Move)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Just another tyrant.


5 posted on 03/27/2010 2:28:04 PM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: Publius

I didn’t know about Washington. I am sure there is a whole lot of phones being lit up behind the scenes right now.


6 posted on 03/27/2010 2:29:59 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Patriots Are On The Move)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

That Tom Corbett is a real space cadet.

You have to be over 65 to get it!


7 posted on 03/27/2010 2:33:06 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Big Government
8 posted on 03/27/2010 2:34:34 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

I think wherever they take away money, we need to donate....lol!


9 posted on 03/27/2010 2:35:24 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Patriots Are On The Move)
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To: Publius

Well, we will do the same thing here in Georgia with our Obama ‘Brother’ AG, Thurbert Baker! His ass is toast in his quest for Governor....


10 posted on 03/27/2010 2:35:51 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: BobL

It smells like the end of the Roman republic - Sulla and all those bastards. A good many of them died with swords in their guts though.


11 posted on 03/27/2010 2:40:46 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (What is a slave, but someone robbed of his labor to sustain the idle?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"It adds a more restrictive individual mandate to purchase health insurance (no exceptions), regional payment reform for Medicare (think Hillary’s regional alliances doing cost containment through care restrictions) the “public option” (single-payer plan rejected by the U.S. Senate), and a state “health insurance exchange” (bureaucracy to sell insurance and track insurance status) by 2012."

How many people will want to live or remain in Minn. if this becomes state law too? Not many.

12 posted on 03/27/2010 2:41:51 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: StormEye

I heard Mark Levin on Cavuto today and he said he thinks the states have a good suit and something about them screwing up in one part of the bill which is in regard to the enforcement of collecting the fines. Cavuto cut him off so not sure what he was going to say. but I am encouraged.


13 posted on 03/27/2010 2:45:19 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Patriots Are On The Move)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I think Evans would have to get that passed by the house and senate. I really don’t think that would happen.


14 posted on 03/27/2010 2:49:49 PM PDT by Zoey
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I thought the liberals were proud opf their hand carafted legislation and stated that it was clearly Constitutional due to the good and wlefare clause. They are trying to get the people to accept it, what better than to have the Supreme Court rule it constitutional so we can end all argument. Did this clown taka an oath to support the Constitutios? Maybe he should be removed.


15 posted on 03/27/2010 2:53:54 PM PDT by rolling_stone (no more bailouts, the taxpayers are out of money!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Brass knuckles time baby. You de-fund the AG in PA, good idea. So when we get back the House in November we can de-fund 0bamacare. Then if we can take the WH, and with the House and as little 50 votes in the Senate plus the VP, we now have the precedent to repeal in 2013.
Blowback!


16 posted on 03/27/2010 3:05:41 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Looks like WAR between Attorney Generals of states and Govenors surfacing now...

Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire in Washington State is likewise fighting with their Attorney General Rob McKenna(R) , who is joining a multistate challenge to the constitutionality of the health care bill.


17 posted on 03/27/2010 3:13:23 PM PDT by caww
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Since it’s out in the open why doesn’t the AG arrest Mr. Evans?


18 posted on 03/27/2010 3:18:01 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

No you don’t-I’m 57 and remember him very well...


19 posted on 03/27/2010 3:32:14 PM PDT by GrannyML
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Joins Other Governors in Offer to Help U.S. Attorney General Defend Legality of New National Health Care Act

Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell today released the following letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in which he and the governors of Washington, Michigan and Colorado offer to help defend the national health care act signed into law this week by President Obama:

March 26, 2010

The Honorable Eric Holder, Attorney General

U.S. Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

RE: State of Florida, et al v. United States

Dear Attorney General Holder:

On behalf of citizens of our states, we write to let you know that that we oppose the actions of the state Attorneys General who have filed a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. We believe their legal efforts will fail in court, unnecessarily delay the urgent need to get our citizens access to health care and waste our state tax dollars. As you prepare and deliver your defense of this landmark legislation, you have our commitment to work with you, at your request, to assist in this effort.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is, in our view, the single most important reform of our health care system in decades. The bill gives American families and small business owners more control over their own health care. It shifts health care decision making authority away from insurance companies to the citizens whose health is at risk. It ends discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions and allows young people to remain covered by their parents’ insurance until age twenty-six. As our states struggle to balance budgets and maintain services, the savings introduced through this legislation are critical to our future.

We are ready to offer you any help you many need and we will stand by your efforts to protect this most historic improvement of health care for every citizen of this nation.

Sincerely,
(signed)

Governor Christine O. Gregoire, Washington

Governor Bill Ritter Jr., Colorado

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm, Michigan

Governor Edward G. Rendell, Pennsylvania


20 posted on 03/27/2010 3:41:25 PM PDT by MestaMachine (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2426869/posts SUPPORT RINO FREE AMERICA)
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To: MestaMachine

Granholm is an idiot. A friend of mine calls her the “Matt Millen” of politics, referring to the former Detroit Lions GM.


21 posted on 03/27/2010 3:43:51 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
If this is all on the up-and-up as constitutional valid, why stop any challenge to it. They know they trashed the constitution.
22 posted on 03/27/2010 3:45:01 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: MestaMachine

Wow, it REALLY is the “Party” over what’s best for the Nation with these people, isnt it?


23 posted on 03/27/2010 3:45:04 PM PDT by Mister Muggles (.Seattle: A city full of Liberal men with vaginas.)
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To: Psalm 144

’ Sulla and all those bastards. ‘

Hmmmph!


24 posted on 03/27/2010 4:19:26 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of.-- Idylls of the King)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
This is a very good turn of events. There are already enough state AGs with fine legal minds bring suit. By pulling this stunt the Democrats will be rubbing salt into the wounded faces of VOTERS who are already blind with anger. PLUS this bill is such a POS and still not full understood even by the Democrats who dutifully voted for it, more crap will be found in it for weeks to come. That will make it more and more of a political disadvantage to take this “no suit” position. As I said this is a very good turn of events.
25 posted on 03/27/2010 5:01:47 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: GrannyML
“No you don’t-I’m 57 and remember him very well...”

It was on from 1952-1955. You remember well when you were 2?

Reruns, I guess. See- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042156/

26 posted on 03/27/2010 5:05:11 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

’ Sulla and all those bastards. ‘

Hmmmph!

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LOL! Sorry. Present company excepted, of course.

I am a Scipio Africanus Major man myself.

:-)


27 posted on 03/27/2010 10:10:36 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (What is a slave, but someone robbed of his labor to sustain the idle?)
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