Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Battle over Obamacare continues.

Battle over Obamacare continues.

States Versus the Feds… Again

by Jeff Davis

An article from News 8 in Boise, Idaho reports: “The so-called nullification bill Republican state legislators worked so hard to pass is now dead. Governor C.L. ‘Butch’ Otter vetoed it in favor of his own executive order, which blocks portions of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law. The order shows state agencies cannot implement or receive federal dollars for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Otter said H 298 was too strict of an interpretation. The governor said Idaho has been working on a health insurance exchange for the past 5 years to help consumers understand their options. House bill 298 would have handed over control of that exchange to the federal government.”

In other words, Idaho is trying something like a “line item veto” in that they are refusing to implement a particularly grotesque, un-Constitutional, and shameful piece of federal chicanery, but stopping short of outright defiance and telling the feds where to get off.
I suppose this approach is OK if it shields the citizens of Idaho from Obamacare, the more power to Governor Otter. But what happens when–as is inevitable–Obama’s negro Attorney General runs to the federal courts and gets his order overruled?

What happens when all this high-minded talk about nullification is simply squashed by the Feds? Imagine a federal court saying “No, you’re not allowed to do that.” A few months ago, we saw Arizona denied the Right to round up illegal aliens, who are driving their state toward bankruptcy.

What if every White person, who could, stopped working until the Feds ran out of money? Kind of hard to keep a tyranny going if you don’t have money to pay the armed thugs.

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