Bold conservative Representative Allen West released the following statement concerning the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare:
(WASHINGTON)— Congressman Allen West (R-FL) released this statement today after the
United States Supreme Court announced it has ruled to uphold the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act:
“The United States Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable
Care Act by extending the power of the United States Congress to tax Americans’ behavior.
This is a sad day for Americans, as they will be taxed to pay for benefits they may not need or
want as part of the insurance they are forced to buy. With this decision, Congress has been
granted infinite taxation power, and there are no longer any limits on what the federal
government can tax its citizens to do.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will hit the middle class especially hard, as
hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost as businesses try to avoid the penalties and costs
created by the healthcare law. The healthcare law will cost trillions of dollars, raise costs for
employers and create huge incentives for them to drop health insurance.
Benjamin Franklin did indeed state, ‘In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except
death and taxes.’ However, Dr. Franklin never envisioned
the federal government would use its power of taxation to punish people for not purchasing
health care. Today, individual sovereignty in America has been defeated.”
Another conservative republican, Senator Jim Demint, said at the Heritage Foundation that he was disappointed but not discouraged. He encouraged conservatives to look to November when the people will have the ultimate say on obamacare and it’s constitutionality.
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