Congressman Bob Goodlatte
We’ve been had. Repeatedly, we were told by President Obama, as he tried to sell his flawed health care proposal to the American people, that the individual insurance mandate was not a tax. Today, however, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that it is a tax and thus a constitutional exercise of legislative power.
While I am disappointed in today’s ruling and believe that it is both a terrible result for the American people and a dangerous precedent for the Court, it doesn’t change the fact that the President’s health care law is bad public policy. It’s too expensive, drives up health care costs, interferes with patient access to quality healthcare, expands government bureaucracy and regulation and is simply unworkable.
Today’s ruling underscores the need to eliminate this harmful law in its entirety. As Chief Justice Roberts concluded in his written opinion, despite its ruling “the Court does not express any opinion on the wisdom of the Affordable Care Act. Under the Constitution, that judgment is reserved to the people.” And thus, that debate will begin anew.
Please join me today in sending a strong message that we must take back the White House and Senate in November and keep the House under Republican control so that we can eliminate this monstrosity.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2012, Elections, National, Politics
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