FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 28, 2012
|Contact: Angela Melvin|
Rep. West Statement on the United States Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling
(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."
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From ABC NEWS: Obama in 2009: The Individual Mandate Is Not a Tax
And there you have it folks - a brief overview of what is being said and posted all over the Net, shortly after the Supreme Court Decision made it possible for Obama to become the first President in United States history to put a dagger through the very heart of America, as Americans realize they just lost their freedom - freedom of choice - as Big Government has decide they know better how to run each of our lives and "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" almost appears to be meaningless under yesterday's Supreme Court Decision.