By Gary P Jackson
The Shark Tank has reactions to the Supreme Court’s disastrous ruling today from Karen Harrington, Allen West, Marco Rubio, and other prominent Florida Republicans:
As expected, the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of Obamacare, has outraged millions of Americans, as well as some prominent Republican legislators and politicos. As you can imagine, every Republican politico is chiming in on the SCOTUS decision.
The U.S. Supreme Courts ruling on Obamacare is nothing more than an outrageous misstep by the court that ignores the constitutional parameters that were initially put in place to keep the federal government in check.
As Americans we must help elect conservative minded individuals to the U.S. Congress this fall, that will help in the future effort of defunding and repealing this unconstitutional healthcare law that will further damage our ailing economy
~ Congressional Candidate Karen Harrington
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.
~ Congressman Allen West
What’s important to remember is that what the Court rules on is whether something is constitutional or not, not whether it’s a good idea. And while the Court has said that the law is constitutional, it remains a bad idea for our economy, and I hope that in the fall we will have a majority here that will not just repeal this law, but replace it with real solutions that will insure more people and cost a lot less money.
~ U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
Rather weak tea from Rubio, compared to the others, wouldn’t you say? For all of the reactions, click here.