Another article mentions how hard avoiding the fiscal cliff will hurt high tax states (which are mostly dem paradises) if tax deductions are limited.
Take these two together and it could inflict some real deserved pain on some blue states. They can have Obama care and an even higher tax bill. Might start bringing some of them to their senses.
Instead of following the Obama administration's plan, states should seek real reform. For example, they should demand that Washington transform the federal portion of Medicaid for non-disabled and non-elderly beneficiaries into a uniform block grant, with state discretion over eligibility and benefits. The goal should be to turn Medicaid into a premium-assistance program rather than government-run insurance. Medicaid could then be used to help people enroll in mainstream insurance plans. This is the way to help the low-income uninsured get the same kind of coverage as other Americans.
President Obama won re-election and Democrats maintained control of the Senate this month, but the states hold the future of ObamaCare in their hands. Knowing the harm the law would do to their citizens, to the economy and to American health care, governors should refuse to become its enablers.
My state is secure from implementing an exchange but I will donate money to help campaign in other states to prevent an exchange.
Obama is has and is running a full time campaign. We cannot pause our campaign.
Is there a single elected Republican anywhere who is against Obamacare? They can’t admit it to their voters, but they all are 100% behind Obamacare.
I live in NYC, and it’s certainly not by choice.
So called GOP governors will cave.
Example: Christ Christie - will cave when Obama blows him a kiss.
Another example: Rick Perry - will cave when fedgov threatens him.
If, only, Judge Roberts would change his mind, and change his vote on Obamacare, too!
Regardless that Justice Roberts referenced Gibbons v. Ogden to defend his stance on Obamacare, activist Roberts seems to have wrongly ignored that Justice John Marshall had made the following statements in Gibbons that reasonably kill Obamacare.
"State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress (emphases added)." --Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
The bottom line concerning Obamacare is the following. Given that the Supreme Court had previously clarified that Congress has no constitutional authority to regulate healthcare, including no power to lay taxes in the name of healhcare, healthcare a 10th Amendment protected state power issue, then Congress was required to do the following before establishing Obamacare.
Article V of the Constitution requires Congress to first successfully petition the states for an amendment to the Constitution which delegates to Congress the specific new power, in this case healthcare, in order to regulate, tax and spend for healthcare, before establishing Obamacare. So based on Justice Marshall's official statements, Obamacare was established without the necessary consent of the Article V majority.
In fact, note the following relevant page in govtrack.us. Evidently Congressman Jessie Jackson Jr. has been trying to propose a healthcare amendment for years. But govtrack.us notes that any resolution requiring an amendment to the Constitution is essentially ignored.
"Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right ..."--govtrack.us
And note the following comment under PROGNOSIS as to why such a resolution will probably never pass. You may need to scroll down a little.
'The resolution's title starts with "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United." (-10%)'
I guess it’s gut check time for a lot of Republican governors. Time to separate the cowardly RINO scumbags from the genuine conservatives. There’s been some big talk from a few, but I’ll wait to see real action, thank you.