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McCollum to file lawsuit against health care bill
Abcactionnews ^ | 3/21/10 | Chad Cookler

Posted on 03/21/2010 9:30:36 PM PDT by NoobRep

ORLANDO, FL -- Moments after Congress voted to approve President Obama's health care legislation, Florida's Attorney General announced he will file a lawsuit to declare the bill unconstitutional.

Bill McCollum will join Attorneys General from South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Pennsylvania, Washington, North Dakota and South Dakota to file a lawsuit against the federal government.

"The health care reform legislation passed by the U. S. House of Representatives this evening clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty," McCollum said in a statement distributed late Sunday night.

"If the President signs this bill into law, we will file a lawsuit to protect the rights and the interests of American citizens."

McCollum will hold a press conference at his Orlando office Monday morning to discuss his plans.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; aglawsuits; america2point0; asocialistamerica; bhohealthcare; constitution; lawsuit; mandatedinsurance; mccollum; obamacare; obamunism; socializedmedicine; statesrights; unconstitutional; ussa
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To: jerry557
Wrong.

Declaration of Independence!

The time for prayers and talking is over.

151 posted on 03/22/2010 5:07:43 AM PDT by gruffwolf
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To: NoobRep

The States can also overthrow the bill with a 75% vote (I’ve heard that we have 80% onboard).

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2476745/posts


152 posted on 03/22/2010 5:17:16 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: pyx

DOJ would defend them. Rightly so. Any such suits are arising out of actions they took in the course and scope of their elected positions.


153 posted on 03/22/2010 5:40:04 AM PDT by Grn_Lantern (Let's go to work....)
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To: RoseofTexas
Hang in there, Rose. The fun is just beginning.

This was just the "stamp act"...

154 posted on 03/22/2010 5:40:27 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: LibertyRocks

Only way to do that would be through a Bivins action, alleging that they violated your individual constitutional rights.

I don’t see a court letting that one through.


155 posted on 03/22/2010 5:42:05 AM PDT by Grn_Lantern (Let's go to work....)
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To: A Navy Vet
This is going to be funny to watch the IRS try to collect from kids who have squat. Wonder if the new and improved and newly armed IRS will go after the parents' assets? Wouldn't doubt it. We are now in the Brave New World where everyone MUST buy health insurance or have your assets taxed or be fined or imprisonment.

The government will pay for those who don't have money, just like we do now for the 60 million people on Medicaid. Obamacare adds another 11 to 15 million more to the rolls. The states pay half the cost. In the bill, poor people are automatically enrolled in the Medicaid system if they show up at a hospital without insurance. And the check to see if they are citizens is non-existent.

The IRS will go after the people who can afford health insurance and choose not to. They will have to pay a fine or go to jail.

156 posted on 03/22/2010 5:47:34 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Sarah-bot

I was simply asking which country in this world is freer than we are and pays less taxes... I am under no illusion that after last night’s bill we are a free people (and I am fully aware that our freedoms have eroded tremendously in the last 200 years). I’m just wondering WHERE on Earth we COULD go to be MORE free? I’d rather fight to restore our country, personally. It was an honest question, although I admit my post had a snarky attitude attached.


157 posted on 03/22/2010 5:58:00 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: NoobRep

And all God’s people said ‘AMEN’!!!


158 posted on 03/22/2010 6:09:46 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: NoobRep

Please spread the word.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2476519/posts


159 posted on 03/22/2010 6:10:10 AM PDT by Leah at A Better Florida (www.ABetterFlorida.com - Effective Conservative Representation)
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To: NoobRep

“Bill McCollum will join Attorneys General from South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Pennsylvania, Washington, North Dakota and South Dakota to file a lawsuit against the federal government.”

Virginia as well.


160 posted on 03/22/2010 6:12:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: americanophile
Not California.

Not unless it's written in Spanish.

161 posted on 03/22/2010 6:14:19 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: ScottinVA

LOL


162 posted on 03/22/2010 6:17:29 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: Leah at A Better Florida

Texas is in too:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2476773/posts


163 posted on 03/22/2010 6:28:00 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: NoobRep

These lawsuits will go no where and do nothing except make a lot of money for some attorneys. Face it, Obamacare is the law of the land.


164 posted on 03/22/2010 6:50:24 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: LibertyRocks

Fair points, and I agree that we should try to restore our country. I think the court system is our best hope. I am in no finacial position to start looking for a new country, so at this time I will not be doing any serious research on the subject, and instead I will be placing my hopes on the Supreme Court. If we lose in the court system I will start financial preparations for an exodus by 2014. I will not tolerate what the U.S. will become after this law takes full effect. To me America is an idea more than a location, and the American ideal will remain alive in my mind, whether or not it remains alive on the North American continent.


165 posted on 03/22/2010 6:52:43 AM PDT by Sarah-bot (The bloom is off the fart blossum)
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To: NoobRep

bttt


166 posted on 03/22/2010 6:53:06 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: NoobRep

McCollum is going to be on FOX with Bill Hemmer in a bit.

I called McCollum’s office this morning to thank him for standing firm on our rights as a STATE under the constitution.


167 posted on 03/22/2010 6:53:56 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat veteran)
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To: PhiKapMom

Our RAT refused. He’s running for governor, bye bye Goddard.


168 posted on 03/22/2010 6:56:11 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: tcrlaf

Well, its the GOP’s job to GET HIM IN COURT!

This not about Health Care, its not even about taxes anymore.

Its about the very soul and survival of the last best hope for mankind - America and America’s experiment in a democratic Republic.

If this bastard and the socialists who surround him have their way, our children and our children’s children will be growing up in a third world, third rate, socialist, economic backwater.

He has got to be stopped.


169 posted on 03/22/2010 7:00:43 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: Terry Mross

Yeah, well, and I’d like to see Johns Hopkins and all our great MD hospitals leave and go to TX. Fat chance. Guess it’ll have to be a hard decision.


170 posted on 03/22/2010 7:02:31 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Rennes Templar
These lawsuits will go no where and do nothing except make a lot of money for some attorneys. Face it, Obamacare is the law of the land.

ROTFLMAO Good impression of an ignorant liberal. You almost had me believing you were that dumb LOL

171 posted on 03/22/2010 7:08:00 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: NoobRep

I’m living in a Red State with a Blue AG. http://law.ga.gov/02/ago/home/0,2705,87670814,00.html


172 posted on 03/22/2010 7:14:24 AM PDT by davidlachnicht ("IF WE ARE ALL TO BE TARGETS, THEN WE ALL MUST BE SOLDIERS.")
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To: Rennes Templar

As far as I know, there is no federal mandate in any comparable law. The proponents of the law bring up car insurance for drivers as a mandate, but that’s a state mandate, not federal. And no one is mandated to enroll in and accept medicare or medicaid. I think there is a pretty clear set of grounds for this lawsuit to proceed. Anything not permitted in the constitution is reserved for the states, and since this is nowhere in the constitution, it’s a states-rights issue. I predict the lawsuit goes ahead and goes pretty far. Can’t say it will win, but if I were betting I’d say there’s greater than a 50% chance that the states win.


173 posted on 03/22/2010 7:14:57 AM PDT by pie_eater
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To: NoobRep
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174 posted on 03/22/2010 7:15:35 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: PhiKapMom

“So is our RAT AG from OK — that shows how bad it is.”

And our RINO AG from blue Washington State!


175 posted on 03/22/2010 7:16:34 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: my small voice

“I’d love to see hundreds of PERSONAL lawsuits against Reid, Pelsi, Hoyer, and Obutthole.

Are their any legal funds being set up that we can fund?”

Legal funds will also be important when individuals and classes of people start to resist this so-called law. (Socialist morons.)


176 posted on 03/22/2010 7:17:58 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: DanielRedfoot

You left out “through a picket fence” part.


177 posted on 03/22/2010 7:18:20 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: RoseofTexas

“I HAVE LOST FAITH.”

Don’t lose faith! We are soldiering on! Tell you what, fight with us through 11/2010, and then re-evaluate...


178 posted on 03/22/2010 7:19:13 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: jerry557

You’re right. That is what will happen. When this has been tried before it never works. If it worked then states could opt out of following Supreme Court rulings, etc. The Supreme court itself would rule against them. No question.


179 posted on 03/22/2010 7:21:43 AM PDT by BobMV
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To: jerry557

You’re right. That is what will happen. When this has been tried before it never works. If it worked then states could opt out of following Supreme Court rulings, etc. The Supreme court itself would rule against them. No question.


180 posted on 03/22/2010 7:21:47 AM PDT by BobMV
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To: McGavin999

Bookmarking and will get with you in a few months. I hope I’m wrong.


181 posted on 03/22/2010 7:23:44 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: RoseofTexas
GOD is in control, Rose.

We never should have faith in men. But we can ALWAYS have faith in the Lord.

I truly don't believe He has lifted His hand off of America yet.

The remnant here is strong, and we are in deep prayer.

DON'T GIVE UP!!

182 posted on 03/22/2010 7:23:57 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Steely Tom

Well, PA is the only ‘rat run state that isn’t in deep fiscal doo-doo. It seems that at least at the state level, the ‘rats in PA are still a relatively sane center-left party.


183 posted on 03/22/2010 7:28:15 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: kabar

Correction, the taxpayers will be forced to pay for those the government deems don’t have enough money to afford insurance, and the IRS will go after those the government deems can afford insurance but chose not to purchase it.

Just because they used a straight up or down vote doesn’t mean the deemin’ demons aren’t still at the heart of this thing.

Remember the AMT was supposed to target “the rich”, but plenty of us solidly middle class folk get hit with it (and even when we don’t have to fill out the d*mned extra forms to prove we don’t)? Same thing with this.

I’m willing to bet the cutoffs for the “cadillac tax” on high coverage health plans (defined by their cost not their benefits) are not indexed to inflation, and even if the are, it will only slightly delay the time when the increased cost of coverage created by this monstrosity push magically turn “chevy” employer provided health coverage into “cadillac” coverage.


184 posted on 03/22/2010 7:35:18 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: jerry557

It does trump state law, if its constitutional.


185 posted on 03/22/2010 7:43:42 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: jerry557

“Nothing is going to happen. The courts will simply dismiss it saying federal law trumps state law.

The fight is over.”
+++++++++++++

What about if 2/3 of the states convene a Constitutional Convention? And 3/4 of them ratify it?

http://www.usconstitution.net/constam.html

The Constitution, then, spells out four paths for an amendment:

Proposal by convention of states, ratification by state conventions (never used)

Proposal by convention of states, ratification by state legislatures (never used)

Proposal by Congress, ratification by state conventions (used once)

Proposal by Congress, ratification by state legislatures (used all other times)


186 posted on 03/22/2010 7:46:43 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: The_Reader_David

“that at least at the state level, the ‘rats in PA are still a relatively sane center-left party.”

That may be the only place in the country. All others are certifiably INSANE. On both fiscal and social issues.


187 posted on 03/22/2010 7:49:12 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: TheLurkerX

“The only way this will have any teeth, is if the states refuse to abide by it when the courts throw out the lawsuit.”

Right. This is the Constitutional battle/crisis that is setting up now. There are some VERY serious challenges that are and will go forward.

And with the RATS about to get SMACKED DOWN HARD IN 7 months.


188 posted on 03/22/2010 7:52:37 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: RayChuang88

“I wonder is George Soros willing to pay potentially hundreds of millions in legal fees trying to defend Reid, Pelosi, etc. from what could be so many lawsuits that the health care reform may never become law when it’s tied up in the courts for two to four years.”

Hope that SOB goes bankrupt. Something makes me think he’s hedged his $$ so he can fight again...(pun intended). Why does anyone that’s uber wealthy *want* socialism? - he must think he can ride around at the top of the hammer and sickle.

And he’s a naturalized citizen who made his money here. SICK!
http://www.georgesoros.com/


189 posted on 03/22/2010 7:58:29 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Rennes Templar

Face it you are a defeatist or a plant. MCCain Feingold was shredded, Rostekowski was chased by seniors and the bill was repealed.


190 posted on 03/22/2010 7:58:43 AM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: pyx

The cases would be dismissed due to lack of standing, and any court fees would be picked up by the American taxpayer.

I admire the sentiment here, but it just doesn’t work in the way you propose.


191 posted on 03/22/2010 8:15:56 AM PDT by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: NoobRep

bttt


192 posted on 03/22/2010 8:42:54 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or ...off.)
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To: kamikaze2000
Communism, its out in the open now. Its part of the dialog.

This “Progressive” shit is a farce.

193 posted on 03/22/2010 8:52:25 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

From your keyboard to God’s ears.


194 posted on 03/22/2010 8:56:48 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

For some reason he slipped my mind! Oh, to have a conservative governor in PA.


195 posted on 03/22/2010 8:58:51 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: SeattleBruce
Ho do states not comply?

The Feds are going to take money directly from our paychecks for this.

Maybe states could give us a state income tax amount to use as a deduction against the federal taxes? Then, if everyone files with this state tax deduction, the Fed (Slave Master) cant single out a citizen (Slave). We need a massive revolt with protection of our states. I see a "Boris Yeltsin" emerging in our near future.

196 posted on 03/22/2010 9:03:27 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: The Citizen Soldier

Exactly!


197 posted on 03/22/2010 9:09:25 AM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: NoobRep

Fight back. Pass it far and wide and DO IT. Let Comrades BarryO and NannyP OWN this economy instead of passing it on.

http://ncfreedom.us/PDFs/Response.pdf


198 posted on 03/22/2010 9:09:45 AM PDT by NurseZac
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To: NoobRep

I’m screwed - my attorney general is Martha Coakley!


199 posted on 03/22/2010 9:14:08 AM PDT by jcsjcm (American Patriot - follow the Constitution and in God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: RaceBannon; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; monafelice; ...
Jim Vicevich said this morning that Connecticut and New York are NOT onboard with a lawsuit against ObamaCare (surprise, surprise).

So how do we get out from under the mandates and other horrors of ObamaCare? Hope for a repeal?

For a "repeal" to happen, we MUST elect a Republican House, Senate AND President in 2012. Kind of a tall order...

200 posted on 03/22/2010 9:15:31 AM PDT by nutmeg (Bart Stupak: Judas, Neville Chamberlain or Benedict Arnold?)
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