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Gov. Rick Scott: Florida won't comply with health care overhaul
ClickOrlando.com ^ | June 30, 2012

Posted on 06/30/2012 4:08:27 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Gov. Rick Scott now says Florida will do nothing to comply with President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and will not expand its Medicaid program. The announcement is a marked changed after the governor recently said he would follow the law if it were upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Florida is not going to implement Obamacare. We are not going to expand Medicaid and we're not going to implement exchanges," Scott's spokesman Lane Wright told The Associated Press on Saturday. Wright stressed that the governor would work to make sure the law is repealed.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: fl2012; florida; healthcare; iwillnotcomply; medicaid; obamacare; rickscott
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1 posted on 06/30/2012 4:08:34 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good. The FUBO train is rolling, up yours bambi!

Scott is feeling the political winds, and they are hurrcane force.


2 posted on 06/30/2012 4:11:58 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll bet Barry’s boy, Holder, is already writing up the lawsuits. By not bending over for ObamaCare, the states are denying the illegal alien invaders their “constitutional right” to American taxpayer subsidized “free” healthcare. I see it coming. The ‘RATS are so predictable.


3 posted on 06/30/2012 4:12:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution?!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That makes it two, WI and FL. More to follow.

Lets see what happens now.


4 posted on 06/30/2012 4:12:38 PM PDT by crz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope Georgia follows. Our Gov. Deal seams likely to do so.


5 posted on 06/30/2012 4:13:18 PM PDT by Principled (It's not enthusiasm for Romney, it's grim determination to remove Hussein)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

At what point do we say that the federal government does not serve its purpose and move on? The feds are opposed to states defending their borders. The feds are preventing us from achieving energy independence. The feds are bankrupting the country. The feds are engaged in unpopular wars and covert operations. If the federal government were to go away, what would the states lose? A space program? A global military presence? I think I could live with that.


6 posted on 06/30/2012 4:13:52 PM PDT by wizwor
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And so it begins. Saw more of this on Hot Air today. Seems many governors are refusing to implement. God bless them. They really don’t have much choice but to defy the feds or go belly up in red ink.


7 posted on 06/30/2012 4:18:25 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I believe LA Governor: Bobby Jindal did the same thing yesterday....no odongocare in Louisiana.


8 posted on 06/30/2012 4:21:33 PM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: crz

Three, Jindal in LA.


9 posted on 06/30/2012 4:23:09 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: crz

Louisiana, Bobby Jindal. No way is he going to agree to this monstrosity.


10 posted on 06/30/2012 4:24:01 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

does this also mean he will protect Florida citizens from paying the additional 6.2% federal tax?


11 posted on 06/30/2012 4:24:54 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What exactly would be the aftermath of this? Could the governor be imprisoned?


12 posted on 06/30/2012 4:26:23 PM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Waiting for Gov. Perry to make the same decision. Texas can stand a long time without the federal government.


13 posted on 06/30/2012 4:26:23 PM PDT by shankbear (If this mandate can stand, what will be next? Forced to buy certain cars, clothes, food?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now all we need is the other 56 states to do this. /s


14 posted on 06/30/2012 4:26:56 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

God bless Governor Scott. I hope he can hold out.


15 posted on 06/30/2012 4:27:20 PM PDT by rushmom
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How dare these gov’s thumb their noses at SCOTUS! HOW DARE THEM!!

Only ZERO (FUBO) and his thugs are allowed to do such! *sarc*


16 posted on 06/30/2012 4:28:41 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Principled

I hope our TN Republican Governor follows Florida’s lead but I’m not holding my breath. Too many illegal farm workers to take care of.


17 posted on 06/30/2012 4:30:59 PM PDT by Melinda in TN
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To: lgjhn23

LOOK OUT! OBAMA IS BRINGING OUT THE GOONS!!

IRS seeks 4,000 agents, $303 million for Obamacare | WashingtonExaminer.com

http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/416051

NOW THINK ABOUT WHY OBAMA WANTED TO TAKE YOUR GUNS. FAST and FURIOUS REBOUND!


18 posted on 06/30/2012 4:35:07 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: hapnHal

Epic Fail—Last I checked, I had all of my guns.

Hell, I think I’ll buy a couple for each of my sons.

Can’t have too many, y’know.


19 posted on 06/30/2012 4:39:00 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Big talk.

If Obama remains in office, they are all cheap suits.


20 posted on 06/30/2012 4:39:31 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: crz
That makes it two, WI and FL. More to follow.

Three. Jindal already said LA's not participating.

21 posted on 06/30/2012 4:40:33 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: HerrBlucher; crz

Four - Kansas, LA, FL, and Wisconsin. Those are just the ones I saw in the Hot Air article. I’m thinking they won’t be alone. Mass opting out is the only option they have at this point if they want their states to stay solvent.


22 posted on 06/30/2012 4:40:49 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The people will rise up and kill Obamacare. But I am glad to see Scott assert state’s rights in this way.

As I have posted on other threads: The real test for Obamacare is not the Supreme Court or even state action. The REAL test will come once they start setting up death panels. How the panelists will be chosen and what they will base their life-or-death decisions on is shrouded in as much mystery as the birthplace of the Glorious Leader. How will people react to all of this? Could get UGLY!


23 posted on 06/30/2012 4:41:35 PM PDT by GodAndCountryFirst
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Secession - the final solution to these problems


24 posted on 06/30/2012 4:46:35 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Neither will Chris.

You can go **** yourself, Odongo.


25 posted on 06/30/2012 4:48:05 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Since Obama chooses not to defend or enforce existing laws, why should anyone else?


26 posted on 06/30/2012 4:48:05 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

good. but don’t kid yourself. resistance to this liberty stealing monstrosity is now on the backs of the people. i’m preparing my own defenses. no politician or “judge” can be trusted to stop obamacare at this point.


27 posted on 06/30/2012 4:53:08 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And this is how revolutions begin.

PS I suopprt the Governor.


28 posted on 06/30/2012 5:01:00 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Feds will crucify a state governer to make the others get in line.


29 posted on 06/30/2012 5:04:03 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am now glad that I voted for this guy! I can’t say that at time of election I was thrilled with it, but Governor Scott has been proving himself to be pretty even handed. He at least shows he has a backbone!


30 posted on 06/30/2012 5:07:08 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Federalism to the rescue!


31 posted on 06/30/2012 5:08:18 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: crz
Louisiana has stated likewise and I hope Texas.
32 posted on 06/30/2012 5:09:19 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

I’ll be VERY surprised if the states of the deep South don’t all join this defiance. We live in interesting times....

(BTW, LA, Kansas, FL and Wisconsin have all said “No, thanks” - so far.) May it continue and gain momentum!!


33 posted on 06/30/2012 5:12:04 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Arm_Bears

Mine were all tragically lost in my boating accident that is why I need to buy some more now.


34 posted on 06/30/2012 5:13:46 PM PDT by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: shankbear

“Waiting for Gov. Perry to make the same decision. Texas can stand a long time without the federal government.”

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Texas would be hugely important. Where are Oklahoma and Alabama, not to mention Arizona?

Here in Missouri, THEY elected a trial lawyer POS as governor, so although he’s grumbled about thieving CommieCare, I don’t expect much from his corrupt ass.


35 posted on 06/30/2012 5:15:41 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: mass55th

“Since Obama chooses not to defend or enforce existing laws, why should anyone else?”

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Excellent foundational point.

Remember when we used to shudder at the prospect of a Consitutional Convention? Now that ALL THREE branches of the federal government have shat upon that noble Document, its all in for outright citizen-led defiance.

Comence firing. Fire at will.


36 posted on 06/30/2012 5:19:45 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Along with Governor Jan Brewer, Rick Scott is a contender in the FU Eric Holder, FU Hussein Obama, FU Washington DC sweepstakes. Hurray for Rick Scott!

Who will be the next GOP governor to show a backbone?


37 posted on 06/30/2012 5:35:20 PM PDT by dennisw
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“Who will be the next GOP governor to show a backbone?”

I hope that it will be McKenna here in WA....If he wins of course. I e-mailed his campaign and asked if he’s going to show the same guts as Walker did in WI....Haven’t heard back.


38 posted on 06/30/2012 5:42:08 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: crz

Jindal in LA said he won’t follow the law. Great, now how about AZ, TX, VA. GA and a few others nullify the law.


39 posted on 06/30/2012 5:43:13 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: JLLH
And so it begins. Saw more of this on Hot Air today. Seems many governors are refusing to implement. God bless them. They really don’t have much choice but to defy the feds or go belly up in red ink.

I don't understand the mechanism but the more states (could be up to 24) that refuse to implement this new expanded 0-Care style Medicaid the more difficult it becomes for the remaining liberal states to continue with this farce. It becomes financially impossible for remaining liberal run states to continue

This could be the Achilles heal of 0-Care and it just might be Justice Roberts' poison pill to kill 0-Care

40 posted on 06/30/2012 5:43:54 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rick Scott and Scott Walker are leading the way. We need more governors like this, who will not cringe when the federal behemoth sends out a new dictate.

Put some ice on it, Zero, Holder, Sebelius, Incompetano, etc.


41 posted on 06/30/2012 5:48:39 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Ronald_Magnus

Come on California.....

Jerry Brown make a name for yourself
REPEAL OBAMACARE!

WHAT NO GUTS!!


42 posted on 06/30/2012 5:49:07 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: Ronald_Magnus

Hope McKenna wins.... that hideous critter Grigoir quit due to “issues”. Of the medical kind


43 posted on 06/30/2012 5:49:07 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is how you do it.

Hopefully he will stand firm.


44 posted on 06/30/2012 5:54:21 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: crz
looks like texas is probably there too.
45 posted on 06/30/2012 6:07:13 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: SoConPubbie

They only have to expand it if the Feds pay the bill..


46 posted on 06/30/2012 6:08:29 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Every time I read something about this guy Scott, I like him more and more.


47 posted on 06/30/2012 6:10:24 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

we have an awesome governor in florida


48 posted on 06/30/2012 6:18:24 PM PDT by jjw
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To: NTHockey

OK will be next.


49 posted on 06/30/2012 6:24:32 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: dennisw
This could be the Achilles heal of 0-Care and it just might be Justice Roberts' poison pill to kill 0-Care

So why didn't he just strike it down in the first place? Instead, he stuck us with this:

"The Federal Government may enact a tax on an activity that it cannot authorize, forbid, or otherwise control."

50 posted on 06/30/2012 6:29:11 PM PDT by Ken H
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