Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) filed a legal brief today backing the growing state legal revolt against the job-killing health care law, which Boehner -- a former small businessman -- and other Republicans have warned will continue to cost our economy jobs unless it is repealed and replaced.Now that Mike DeWine will be State Attorney General for OH we fully expect him to fulfill his campaign promise of having OH join these lawsuits against Obama Care. Lawsuits against Obama Care is how this over reaching government intrusion in our life will be stopped.
Boehner’s brief supports a lawsuit filed by 20 state attorneys general and the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), the nation’s largest small business association.
“I’m proud to stand with these states and the NFIB on behalf of America’s workers in the revolt against this job-killing health care law,” Boehner said. “Of course, the easiest way to prevent this health care law from costing our economy more jobs is to heed the outcry for its repeal. That’s why Republicans have made a pledge to America to repeal this job-killing health care law and replace it with reforms that bring down costs and protect American jobs.”
Boehner’s brief requests leave from the trial judge to file an amicus brief challenging the constitutionality of the ‘individual mandate’ at the heart of the job-killing health care law. In August, primary voters in Missouri rejected the mandate by a nearly 2.5-to-1 margin. Two months prior to that, House Democrats voted to reject a GOP proposal to repeal the mandate.
Earlier this week, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced his intent to file a brief backing the states’ lawsuit.
Defunding sounds good, is great for sound bytes & headlines -- but will or may have minimal effect on stopping Obama Care. Congress can vote to defund all they want, and they should, but this will not stop the implementation of Obama Care. Not funding any of the newly created departments can and will most likely be circumvented by forcing the burden of enforcing these mandates on the states -- much like Medicare & Medicaid, etc..., through regulation. As we have witnessed in the past, the federal government 'farms out' these duties to the states. Then when states fail to meet these mandates they are threatened with loss of federal dollars for highway, schools, etc...
So the burden of funding these mandates can be passed on to the already cash-strapped states. Much like the federal government & the EPA is doing with bypassing legislation for Cap & Trade and in effect enacting it through regulation.
So along with State Attorney General elect Mike DeWine promise of initiating legal proceedings against Obama Care & now that OH has turned 'red' our newly elected State Legislature should proceed with supporting the PCCOH's efforts for a State Sovereignty Amendment to the OH Constitution or begin crafting legislation to this effect.
Our three branches of government, Executive, Legislative & Judicial, have a built in checks and balance system. The check & balance on the federal government is the states -- this is what makes our state sovereignty rights so vitally important in this fight against not only Obama Care, but illegal immigration, any Cap & Trade legislation and, any attempts of over-reaching regulation by federal entities under directives or mandates from the Executive Office in violation of our State Constitution.