Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Passage of Federal Health Care Bill

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement on the passage of the federal health care bill:

“Unfortunately, the health care vote had more to do with expanding socialism on American soil than it does fixing our health care finance and delivery systems. The Obama health care bill undermines patient choice, personal responsibility, medical innovation and fiscal responsibility in America. As passed by the U.S. House, the bill will cost Texas taxpayers billions more, and drive our nation much deeper into debt. Congress’s backroom deals and parliamentary maneuvers undermined the public trust and increased cynicism in our political process. Texas leaders will continue to do everything in our power to fight this federal excess and find ways to protect our families, taxpayers and medical providers from this gross federal overreach.”

3 Responses

  1. Forget filing a lawsuit based on the 10th Amendment. Our chances on that are at best 50/50 even though this is a clear violation of the 10th Amendment.

    Supposedly, there are 37 states preparing to file suit on this bill. If that many states are willing to do this, I have a MUCH BETTER solution that has a 100% chance of working. We need 75% of the states to vote on an Amendment to the Constitution. That is 38 states (Out of the 50). Notice, we only need one more state to join. We all put on our state ballots an Amendment to the Constitution that states something to this effect: “The healthcare bills passed are to be made null and void and none of the provisions in these bills can ever be implemented into any law. Additionally, the Federal government will never be allowed to collect taxes or to spend money on any healthcare system nor to organize, mandate, or hire any individual to implement a centralized healthcare system.”

    While we are at it, lets put another Amendment in to abolish the IRS and get rid of the Federal income tax.

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