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Small business lobby joins challenge to health law
AP ^ | 5/13/10 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

Posted on 05/13/2010 10:36:25 PM PDT by Wolfstar

1 hr 24 mins ago

WASHINGTON – The nation's most influential small business lobby is joining a court challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, arguing that Americans cannot be required under the Constitution to obtain insurance coverage.

The National Federation of Independent Business will announce Friday it is joining a federal lawsuit filed in Florida by 20 state attorneys general and governors, NFIB President Dan Danner said in an interview. All but one of the state officials are Republicans, and the case coincides with an election year.

NFIB's involvement ensures that constitutional arguments for overturning the health care law — even if they fail to sway federal judges — will be extensively aired in the fall campaigns. With 350,000 members, the group boasts a far-reaching network of local activists.

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, a leader of the legal challenge and a GOP candidate for governor, said he has "received a lot of strong response and reaction in support when I have spoken of this subject. I think voters as a whole are concerned."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backlash; constitution; healthcare; individualmandate; lawsuits; obama; obamacare; obamacareclassaction; repealobamacare; smallbusiness; socialisthealthcare; usconstitution
The backlash against Obamacare continues to grow.
1 posted on 05/13/2010 10:36:25 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar

and just like clockwork, Urkelbama will showcase some fictitious “small business leaders” the same way he rolled out “doctors” in front of everyone before the Obamacare vote.


2 posted on 05/13/2010 10:52:41 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Wolfstar

Good news. The Federal government needs to get out of the healthcare business. IT IS the problem.


3 posted on 05/13/2010 11:01:31 PM PDT by kamikaze2000 (You can lead a liberal to truth, but you can't make him think.)
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To: Wolfstar

I received a corporate email yesterday stating big changes to our health packages will be in store next year. We have 120,000 employees worldwide. They said the complexity is going to take some time to understand.


4 posted on 05/13/2010 11:06:47 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Wolfstar

Landrieu turned her back to the small business community regarding disaster care.


5 posted on 05/13/2010 11:22:17 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: max americana

It will be the same doctors only they will be wearing business suits with matching flag pins


6 posted on 05/13/2010 11:23:14 PM PDT by funfan
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To: eyedigress
I just got a newsletter from my doctor group (first time BTW) extolling the virtues of Obamacare. On the list of pros was the claim that it will reduce the deficit over the 1st 10 years....which the CBO just refuted the other day.

I should mention that my former doctor in that group was the only physician from Arizona to participate in the PR stunt with Zero in the Rose Garden....which is why she's now my former doctor.

And hubby's doctor just informed him that he's going to be a hospitalist only now and will no longer be in private practice.

The nightmare begins.

Mrs. Prince of Space

7 posted on 05/14/2010 12:37:23 AM PDT by Prince of Space
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To: Wolfstar
I joined the NFIB about 2 months ago, I encourage anyone who has a small business to support them with your membership.
8 posted on 05/14/2010 4:28:19 AM PDT by BA63
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To: Wolfstar

ping


9 posted on 05/14/2010 4:30:40 AM PDT by Ulysse (s)
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To: Prince of Space

Hmmm.. Every single one of our docs has had nothing good to say about BarryCare. Several have said they’ll be retiring early. The rest seem very unhappy about it, to say the least.


10 posted on 05/14/2010 4:58:36 AM PDT by Jane Long (America, while you were sleeping the Socialists took over.)
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To: Wolfstar

there’s no way in hell can the federal Govt tell you to buy a product and then punish you if you don’t.

those supreme judges on the right had better go no where until this idiot goes away and then he can watch all of his doings be undone

nothing will give me great happiness than seeing phony bozo watch as the next president overturn everything he has done , infact everything and some


11 posted on 05/14/2010 5:41:45 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Jane Long

I do not know a doc including mine or when I was in hospital who said they want this health care run by the govt


12 posted on 05/14/2010 5:43:02 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: BA63

Been a member for years. Tired of the way Obama has ignored us and the Chamber of Commerce (though I have had some issues with them).

Time to send a few bucks to the lobbying arm of the NFIB.


13 posted on 05/14/2010 6:10:14 AM PDT by griswold3 (Immigration solution: Tall Fences, Wide Gates)
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To: max americana

LOL. Yep. He’ll probably have them dressed up....carrying briefcases, some carrying hammers, some wearing hardhats, etc. This whole presidency is a production. A scam.


14 posted on 05/14/2010 6:21:15 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Wolfstar
I quizzed my doc on this at my last appointment. I suspect he is a lib. He said, "At least they passed something."

I asked, "If you prescribed a medicine to me and it harmed me, would your defense be, 'At least I prescribed something'?" He just looked at me. I think I pissed him off.

15 posted on 05/14/2010 7:12:54 AM PDT by upchuck (If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -- forever. "1984")
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To: BA63

My community has been pressuring me to join the chamber of commerce. But they take many liberal positions. I will look into this NFIB.


16 posted on 05/14/2010 7:15:20 AM PDT by naturalborn
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To: Wolfstar; ForGod'sSake; All
Join the Obamacare Class Action Lawsuit (Note: the deadline for joining is May 31).

"The purpose of this lawsuit is to reverse Supreme Court precedent related to the Commerce clause and thereby overturn Obamacare. The Supreme Court has historically erred in its interpretation of the Constitutional role of the Federal Government. Recent Supreme Court rulings hint that they may be willing to take another look at Commerce clause precedent. Obamacare is so over reaching and so onerous, that it must either be repealed in Congress or struck down in the courts. We must fight this on both fronts. This is our historic opportunity to reverse America’s trend toward Socialism by overturning this unconstitutional precedent.

If you are a US citizen and agree with the goal of this lawsuit, please join us. If you have concerns about joining, please review the FAQs for more information. Every person we add strengthens the voice of "We the People".



17 posted on 05/14/2010 7:38:38 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Prince of Space
I just got a newsletter from my doctor group (first time BTW) extolling the virtues of Obamacare.

That's probably because to reliably left-wing AMA came out for Obamacare. Barf!

18 posted on 05/14/2010 7:47:55 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Note to rigid ideologues: Your own point of view in a mirror is quite a limited window on the world.)
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To: manc
there’s no way in hell can the federal Govt tell you to buy a product and then punish you if you don’t.

I agree completely. But we know that some idiot lower court judge somewhere will find that "constitutional," so we have to hope the Supreme Court does the right thing.

19 posted on 05/14/2010 7:50:07 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Note to rigid ideologues: Your own point of view in a mirror is quite a limited window on the world.)
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To: upchuck
I asked, "If you prescribed a medicine to me and it harmed me, would your defense be, 'At least I prescribed something'?" He just looked at me. I think I pissed him off.

lol, good for you. We need a "Piss Off A Lib Day" in this country. Would do us all a world of good.

20 posted on 05/14/2010 7:52:06 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Note to rigid ideologues: Your own point of view in a mirror is quite a limited window on the world.)
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To: Wolfstar

Also need to be aware of assasination attempts on the Constitutional (Right) supreme court justices. I don’t put it past this regime to remove “obstacles”


21 posted on 05/14/2010 7:55:56 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Wolfstar

I’ve been a member of NFIB as far back as 1989.


22 posted on 05/14/2010 8:03:21 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever!)
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To: max americana
Yeah, but few other than the faithful are buying it anymore.

The problem is always the MSM and how they spin it. Fortunately, they are dying by the month. Apparently, word of mouth is getting out there and/or more subscribers to cable (Fox News).

23 posted on 05/14/2010 8:06:29 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever!)
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To: EdReform
VERY cool! Has anybody else asked themselves the question whether or not small business has a place in odinga's America. I say no. Small businesses and the unwashed masses are hard to control because of the sheer numbers. However, sign up a few giant corporations, keep a few giant unions on the plantation and VOILA, instant useful idiots!
24 posted on 05/14/2010 10:35:58 AM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have just two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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