Karen Harrington, Allen West, Marco Rubio on SCOTUS Ruling

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.

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7 responses to “Karen Harrington, Allen West, Marco Rubio on SCOTUS Ruling

  1. Aaron Allen

    Hi Gary: If healthcare [HMO and casualty forms of insurance] are to be sold
    thruout the country, what if ‘approved’ policies/plans market themselves like
    auto-liability firms do? The pitchfolks cud wear medical-garb and offer info
    in-depth via mail or online? To help the lower and middle income customers
    afford coverage/membership, cud some of the outrageous profits and ripof-
    fs of ‘Wall Street and the speculators’ and much of the confiscated ‘crime’
    money [the rooms filled with $100 bills we have seen] and a cut of all Feder
    al and State-imposed fines [other than truly justifiable restitution to victims]
    be ‘contributed’ to healthcare? If auto insurance companies can ‘reward’
    good drivers with significant disciounts, why not breaks for healthcare cus-
    tomers? Before any of this can get out of hand, restrictions on profits and
    ‘CEO-windfalls’ shud be either legally-imposed or willingly supported by
    those firms that offer such coverage?..If we get this right, healthcare can
    be an honorable business and an effective answer to the true costs of
    this ‘necessity’ for most people? Something ‘new’ yet desirable must be
    found and ‘sold’–valuewise–to ALL the covered…Aaron Allen…

    • Gary P Jackson

      I like your thinking, but you could “donate” every fine collected for every crime, big and small, nationwide, and still not have enough money to cover a fraction of the costs.

      Health care amounts to about 16% of our economy.

      I’m all for helping those who truly need it, but the federal government doesn’t have to take over the entire industry to do it.

      What we need is not MORE government, but less.

      Here in Texas, which used to be the ambulance chaser capitol of the world, we made major reforms to health care. Tort reform was key. There are real limits on the law suits that were bankrupting doctors, causing the others to do unnecessary and costly tests to cover their backsides.

      Since these reforms have taken hold, over 9000 doctors have moved to Texas. You couldn’t ask for better health care.

      There’s not a drop of tort reform in ObamaCare. Not a single word written to do anything that would actually lower the costs of healthcare.

  2. Aaron Allen

    Hi Gary: I like what Texas has done to reform healthcare as you describe it.
    Perhaps such a no-nonsense approach is needed everywhere?..I wonder
    if a no-nonsense ‘endowment’ cud help workingfolk and their employers to
    take a bite out of excessive high-costs of little value, medically?..Just think
    of what the ‘lost’ $2-9 Billion bucks [JP Morgan/Chase] cud do if it picked up
    some co-pays and catastrophic [but recoverable from] cases?..Wud emph
    asis on preventive [and, on the end-side] palliative care be best?..Aaron
    Allen…

    • Gary P Jackson

      If the governemnt would stop wasting trillions of dollars, we could indeed afford to take care of the neediest.

      What ObamaCare does is waste about a trillion dollars and create an unworkable bureaucracy.

      Lawsuit reform, stopping the ambulance chasers does wonders for reducing costs. Doctors are forced to run far too many tests, just to cover their butts in case they are sued.

      You watch almost any cable channels and you’ll be bombarded with ads from Attorneys looking for clients to sue this company or that. It’s a multi-billion dollar racket. Now there are indeed people who are injured, and who deserved to be made whole, but the blood sucking lawyers make everything cost more, and get rich doing it.

      Tort reform is needed, but the Attorney lobby is very powerful, and since most politicians are also lawyers, it’s hard to get them to do what’s right.

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