Supreme Court Decision is a Blow to our FreedomsPosted in Press Releases Posted by Administrator on Jun 28, 2012
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June 28, 2012
Contact: Jason Doré
Supreme Court Decision is a Blow to our Freedoms
“Our mission is now clear. We must replace Obama and repeal the Obamacare Tax,” LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere Jr. said, following today’s 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that upheld the constitutionality of Obamacare as a tax.
The Court ruled that the individual mandate violates the commerce clause of the Constitution, but falls within Congress’ power to tax, effectively holding that Obamacare is the largest tax increase in American history.
“While a narrow majority of the Court upheld the constitutionality of Obamacare, it is still bad public policy and bad for the American people,” said Chairman Villere.
“The implementation of Obamacare will grossly expand the role of government in our everyday lives, increase taxes on an already burdened American people and devastate our economy.”
The Supreme Court’s decision comes as a shock to many Americans who feel Obamacare infringes upon their right to choose their healthcare benefits.
“With a presidential election on the horizon, the Republican Party of Louisiana will continue the fight to repeal Obamacare and fix the problems caused by President Obama and his progressive agenda. Americans deserve the right to have access to healthcare from the doctor they choose at a price they can afford without government interference. Defeating Obama in November is the most important thing we can do for the future of our country,” Villere said.
Governor Bobby Jindal also issued the following statement:
“Ironically, the Supreme Court has decided to be far more honest about Obamacare than Obama was. They rightly have called it a tax. Today’s decision is a blow to our freedoms. The Court should have protected our constitutional freedoms, but remember it was the President that forced this law on us.
The American people did not want or approve of Obamacare then, and they do not now. Americans oppose it because it will decrease the quality of health care in America, raise taxes, cut Medicare, and break the bank. All of this is still true. Republicans must drive hard toward repeal, this is no time to go weak in the knees.”