Skip to comments.Lt. Gov. Kinder will file legal challenge to health care ballot language
Posted on 07/05/2012 4:59:24 PM PDT by MissouriConservative
Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is once again taking his opposition to federal health care law to court, this time with a lawsuit challenging language that will appear on Missouris Nov. 7 ballot.
The ballot language asks voters, Shall Missouri law be amended to deny individuals, families, and small businesses the ability to access affordable health care plans through a state-based health benefit exchange unless authorized by statute, initiative or referendum or through an exchange operated by the federal government as required by the federal health care act?
The language was immediately greeted with outrage from Missouri Republicans. Kinder, who sued the federal government in 2010 claiming the health care reform law was unconstitutional, called Carnahans ballot language extremely biased.
Thursday afternoon, he announced he was filing a lawsuit challenging the language either Friday or early next week. He is reaching out to legislators to allow them to join his lawsuit.
In my 19 years in public office, I have seen no ballot language proposed by a secretary of state that even approaches this in its outrageousness, Kinder said, later adding: She words it as though the Obama White House had written the language. There is nothing fair or accurate about that ballot summary.
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Nothing would please me more than to see the little darling of the dynasty wearing orange and in a dusty yard.
The ballot language asks voters, Shall Missouri law be amended to increase TAXES so as to provide second rate health services to individuals, families, and small businesses with the illusion of affordable health care through an inefficient, wasteful state-based health benefit exchange?
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid said it best: "Rules? In a knife fight?"
To this White House, fairness and accuracy are totally irrelevant. It's all about grabbing power. They prefer this sort of outrageous maneuver to winning in a fair fight.
Missouri’s Caroline Kennedy. What biased ballot language! Why not just come right out and say Republicans want to deny your right to live. Take away your medicine. Kill you! She has just got to go...I see Ma McCaskill’s hands in all this.
Yup, it reads like political sloganeering and is nowhere near accurate.
That's a campaign speech, NOT a proposed amendment to a law.
So now Obamacare is being described as a "free market" approach.
I take it the Carnahans are the Missouri version of the Kennedys? It seems whenever there’s some form of political mischief afoot in that state, there’s a democrat named Carnahan behind it.
“I take it the Carnahans are the Missouri version of the Kennedys?”
Even more so...Not sure a deceased member of the Kennedy clan was ever elected to public office (shamefully Missouri cannot say that about a Carnahan).