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Supreme Court to review job-destroying healthcare law
Posted by Randy | November 15, 2011
The Supreme Court announced it has agreed to review the constitutionality of the new healthcare law. The primary question the justices will consider is whether in requiring most Americans to buy health insurance, the law oversteps its power to regulate interstate commerce.

The legal challengers include 26 states, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and individuals who say that the law will hurt small businesses and compromise individual choice on medical care. You can read more about the Supreme Court’s decision to review the law in this article in USA Today.

As you probably know, I have voted to repeal and replace the job-destroying healthcare law and I’ve taken actions over the past several months to curtail massive spending related to implementing the healthcare law.  You can read about that work here. Additionally, I signed onto a brief  asking the Supreme Court to hear the case.

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  • Thomas G commented on 11/15/2011
    Yes Mr. Forbes, we know you wish to pull the plug on Grandma and 50 Million other Americans who would have no health insurance. We understand that you refuse to even consider a 1 penny increase in the tax of millionaires and billionaires and we know that you have decided to refer to small business owners when the reality is these are millionaires already. Do you think the constituents are stupid and do not see through this? We also know that you have consistently advocated new spending on this blog and have consistently offered no plan whatsoever to pay for that spending. We know that you voted to shove our nation into default and we know that you ignore the hundreds of billions of dollars in longer term savings that the health care reform delivers. I will give you credit for using the phrase 'job destroying' instead of the phrase 'job killing' that you once used. We also know that you refuse to end billions of dollars in oil and gas subsidies and that you prefer to sink billions more into submarine construction. It is quite apparent when you arrived in the congress 12 years ago to a balanced budget and leave us now with 10 TRILLION in debt that there is a tremendous disconnect with the public. It is astonishing the low regard your congress is seen in...a whopping 91%! It is obvious here now, we have a problem communicating. This is why we urged you to hold a town hall meeting in August on this blog...and yet, we got nothing. When in 12 years in the congress you have sponsored 62 bills with a whopping 56 never getting out of committee the constituency isn't getting much from you, certainly not a viable budget. I urge you congressman to run a poll for 2 weeks on this blog...ask the American people if they want you to raise the taxes of millionaires and billionaires to help us get control of spending. You are either for the middle class or against us. Why do you refuse to run such a poll?
  • Thomas G commented on 11/15/2011
    Congressman, how come you cannot even refer to the historic health care reform bill by its official name. How utterly political and shallow this has become. I know the constituency has to be very disappointed with the juvenile posturing.
  • Dernatal Reviews commented on 12/21/2011
    Nice post! Thanks for sharing i t
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