Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
sinetimore

Voter Fury And His Howling Commados

Well, that didn't take long.

Ten attorney generals are banding together to file a federal suit to kill Obamacare.  The ten states in this little union are Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington.  The Virginia AG is filing his own suit separate from anyone else.  Their grounds are that this is hilariously expensive for them to monitor, it violates logic (the Virginia AG, Kenneth Cuccinelli, sez, "If a person decides not to buy health insurance, that person by definition is not engaging in commerce.  If you are not engaging in commerce, how can the federal government regulate you?"), and it violates state sovereignty.

I should point out that all of these AG's are Republicans.  AG's that are Democrat, such as here in Illinois, aren't saying jack squat.

36 state legs have started bills to limit the reach of Obamacare and forcing people to participate.  Of those 36, Idaho and Virginia have already enacted laws to supersede it.  Arizona has a state constitutional amendment waiting for voter approval in November.  All the rest are simply introduced.  I'm guessing that's going to get fast tracked.  This will be another black eye for Obamacare, because if state's rights stands, then the reach of Obamacare will be inconsistent, based on what state you live in, and can be tossed by a regular legal challenge.

Long story short -- getting Obamacare approved was a three-ring circus.  Now, there's a new show rolling into town....
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