Obama has stated he will completely disregard the Tenth Amendment rights of states who have passed legislation to nullify Obamacare. States that refuse to comply based on legislation or their state constitutions will see their entire health insurance industry taken over by agents of the Department of Health and Human Services.
States including Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming told the federal government they would not be enforcing new Obamacare rules and they have been put on notice by the government that Obama’s agents will come in on a “collaborative enforcement arrangement” and make sure they do. It’s Obamacare, mafia-style.
The 10th Amendment protects the sovereignty of states, reading:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
But Obama is using the heavy hand of the feds to ignore the wishes of the American people. Obamacare is not popular, and every day we see more reasons why it should be repealed. States are fighting tooth and nail to stop the government from coming in and ruining their healthcare system, but Obama is determined to ignore them and ram through socialized medicine, regardless of public opinion.
Now is the time to let every single Member of Congress know that we are serious about repealing Obamacare, and they need to get on board with the wishes of American citizens. We must also let them know we will not stand for the President of the United States completely ignoring our constitutional rights.
Constitutional boundaries and freedoms do not matter to this administration and even Members of Congress are straying farther and farther away from its principles.
For example, even though some Democrats are beginning to vote against Obamacare provisions and high taxes, every single Democratic Senator just voted to provide taxpayer-funded medical care for illegal immigrants. These votes should be noted, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell predicts they will come back to haunt Members in election season (although McConnell himself needs to quit pontificating about how bad Obamacare is and take some effective action against it, himself.). McConnell said, "[It] will be a big issue in 2014. I think it will be an albatross around the neck of every Democrat who voted for it. They are going to be running away from it, not toward it."
We have the momentum to end Obamacare. Because headlines are consistently blaring messages about pending lawsuits that could strangle the law, to states being short of doctors and HHS Secretary Sebelius herself admitting that premiums are rising, Obama’s PR machine is in full swing.
A recent Associated Press story explained how the administration is ramping up for a full-on Obamacare marketing campaign beginning this summer, asking, “How do you convince millions of average Americans that one of the most complex and controversial programs devised by government may actually be a good deal for them?”
The answer is the proverbial; you cannot put lipstick on a pig and call it anything else, no matter how many taxpayer dollars you spend insisting otherwise. We know the truth. Let the bad news trickle out, ignore the media hype and get on Congress to do something.