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Rubio,West,Mack and Others Smack Down SCOTUS Decision

By Javier Manjarres

As expected, today’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of Obamacare has outraged millions of Americans as well as some prominent Republican legislators and politicos. As you can imagine, every Republican politico is chiming in on the SCOTUS decision.

Congressman Connie Mack, who is running to unseat Democrat Senator Bill Nelson, railed against the decision on a conference call just a few minutes ago. Mack said that his first reaction was that of shock, anger and disbelief. Mack added that the SCOTUS “missed the mark” in upholding Obamacare.

Mack added that Nelson is a lock-step liberal who was and is President Obama’s biggest cheerleader for his Affordable Care Act, and “cast the deciding vote for this piece of legislation.”

Here are some of the other statements from some of Florida’s most popular political figures, including the statment of Karen Harrington, who is running to defeat Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

The U.S. Supreme Courts ruling on Obamacare is nothing more than an outrageous misstep by the court that ignores the constitutional parameters that were initially put in place to keep the federal government in check.

As Americans we must help elect conservative minded individuals to the U.S. Congress this fall, that will help in the future effort of defunding and repealing this unconstitutional healthcare law that will further damage our ailing economy-Congressional Candidate Karen Harrington

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“The United States Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by extending the power of the United States Congress to tax Americans’ behavior. This is a sad day for Americans, as they will be taxed to pay for benefits they may not need or want as part of the insurance they are forced to buy. With this decision, Congress has been granted infinite taxation power, and there are no longer any limits on what the federal government can tax its citizens to do.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will hit the middle class especially hard, as hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost as businesses try to avoid the penalties and costs created by the healthcare law. The healthcare law will cost trillions of dollars, raise costs for employers and create huge incentives for them to drop health insurance.

Benjamin Franklin did indeed state, ‘In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’ However, Dr. Franklin never envisioned the federal government would use its power of taxation to punish people for not purchasing health care. Today, individual sovereignty in America has been defeated.” -Congressman Allen West

“What’s important to remember is that what the Court rules on is whether something is constitutional or not, not whether it’s a good idea. And while the Court has said that the law is constitutional, it remains a bad idea for our economy, and I hope that in the fall we will have a majority here that will not just repeal this law, but replace it with real solutions that will insure more people and cost a lot less money.”-U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

“The Supreme Court’s ruling does not change the fact that the health care law has been a tremendous burden to our nation’s economy, job creators, and the seniors whose care is at risk. From overregulation, to the failed stimulus, to the health care law, President Obama has repeatedly shown the American people that he believes government is the solution to our nation’s problems. However, my Republican House colleagues and I believe that the American people – not the federal government – are the best arbitrators of their health care needs.

When I was elected to Congress, I made a promise to Central Floridians that I would work to repeal the disastrous health care law, and I will not waver in this commitment. Now, more than ever, is the time to move forward with common-sense, step-by-step reforms to allow Americans to make their own health care decisions at a lower cost.” -Congresswoman Sandy Adams



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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators.

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  • Tea Party Member

    I’m not a Mitt Romney fan but today with the Supreme Courts ruling… I just became his biggest fan! Go Romney! REPEAL REPLACE OBAMA CARE!!!

    • Rich

      Now, why would Willard Romney want to repeal a health care law that is modeled quite closely to the law Willard put in place in Massachuesetts?
      Why was it so good then and so bad now?

  • Whats_Up

    Here are a few links on WTF is going to happen with one’s taxes come Jan. 1, 2013.

    ObamaCare – The “Medical Device” Tax – looks to me to be like that of a VAT. And it will be passed on to the consumers. Expect to pay up to 6% more on anything “Medical”, which BTW, includes hygiene products:
    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/06/white-house-threatens-to-veto-repeal-of-medical-device-tax/

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2012/06/06/obamacares-medical-device-tax-kills-patients-not-just-jobs/

    Bush tax cuts expire – a household income of about $50,000 will see a $1,750 tax increase:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/sunday-review/coming-soon-taxmageddon.html?pagewanted=all

    The Death Tax – currently, anything $500,000 and under is free and clear. Come Jan. 1, it goes down to $100,000 is “free and clear”. And anything over $100,000 is a 50% Fed Tax rate:
    http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/05/2012-tax-policy-two-step-taxmageddon-then-tax-reform

    A NEW Real Estate tax is effective January 1, 2013:
    http://patrick.net/forum/?p=1210950

  • Whats_Up

    …oh, and BTW, Progressive Porker Connie Mack can Kiss my Grits!And Marco Rubio has proven to be a big disappointment.

    Want a true, patriotic, Constitutional Conservative?
    VOTE for Marielena Stuart in the FL Primary.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jl-lsrWwX0

  • Electric Jack

    Now that is the way to get proper reaction IMHO. All of South Florida’s heavy hitters. Thank God you left out most of the RINOs….

    My thoughts are:
    The good is that all the people who clog the ERs of South Florida Hospitals at least they will be paid for services rendered.

    The Bad: Forget about pay raises in small companies there is just so much money to go around. An when the owner has to give up the small profit he used to have, he she must pay for health insurance. that profit is now gone.

    An God please do not let the US Govt decide who will be the insurance company that handles all the Medi-Fraud insurance which is what Gov Walker really fought against. The unions picking the best plan from there brother-in-laws company like they did in Wisconsin.

    How to fix this properly: Tort Reform that alone will stop the MDs from having to do tests that are nothing but cover your booty. Make it mandatory anyone involved in a law suit must pay the loosers total costs incl any an or all costs of the opposeing attorneys who especially knew better but said to them selves aw what the heck give it a try anyway.. At the same time close 1/2 the law schols in America..

    One last thought disolve the HHS Dept. Make it the Health Services Administration with a elected head.

    My first choice to run it is either Dick Cheney or Donald Rumsfield. An this administration must be independent of the President no matter which party he she belongs to. Make it a 4 year term the same as the Presidential Race…..

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    • GenEarly

      Jeb Bush of the Herbert Walker Bush Clan.

  • Bruce

    This is not good for Obama and the Democrats. Since the court defined this as tax, the Republicans can bring repealing the law up for a vote. If the Democrats vote to repeal it the law gets repealed. If they vote to keep the law, we have ad material for their constituants that they are for a burdensome tax on the middle class.

    Same thing for the Senate. If the law is repealed and goes to Obama and he vetos the repeal, he is suddenly the villan in this matter. If he does not veto the repeal, his (far to left) base will desert him. Either way the Democrats lose.

    • Chopper

      And just to clarify a little: I was reminded by another blog that a tax only requires 51 votes in the Senate to enact or retract. So, if the Republicans take control of the Senate and maintain control of the House, they can repeal the mandate. If Romney is elected, there goes the mandate and any of the other regressive taxes in Obamacare. The big thing is to ensure that Obama does not get re-elected so he can not rule by executive dictates through the various Departments.

    • GenEarly

      Repubs said the same about Social Security, Medicare,Medicaid, and sponsored RX Plan under GW Bush. Progressives of either party never repeal anything. Then want to “improve” it and keep it “solvent” as the entire country goes bankrupt.
      Who needs a military anyway, just keep the welfare pumping.
      PS: The military was mentioned in the Constitution, I’m not so sure about the welfare thingey.

  • Patrick Henry

    Why is Marielena ignored on this website?

    http://marielenastuartforussenate2012.com/Battling_Socialism.html

    The United States of America is my beloved adopted country—and I would do anything to defend it. While I was born and raised in Castro’s Cuba, my family’s roots are in Spain. So it is a proud moment for me to see Spain wake up from its Socialist nightmare—as I reflect on the many years I spent suffering under Communism.

    For Americans, the often-stealth corruption of Socialism will only be clearly understood once it is identified for what it truly is: Socialism is ‘Phase I’ of Communism.

    In America, Socialism has been festering in our schools, as well as in our local, county and state governments. Washington is awash in Socialism.

    Socialism can be removed from our nation—but it will require that each and every American learn how to identify and eliminate it at every level of government. It will require that each and every American stand up in defense of our constitutional rights, our sovereignty and our founding values.

    • Jim

      “Why is Marielena ignored on this website?” Her press release which you posted below is a good example of why. That press release from Marielena was released 2-3 hours after the Supreme Court decision became public. Compare it to the anemic warmed over response from Connie Mack and the problem for the Republican Party of Florida(RPOF)is obvious. Mack (the establishment candidate) is without qualifications other than being a career politician, incapable of leadership and with integrity issues that have been well documented.

      Marielena has never run for office before, which in itself is a recommendation. Her articles and speeches convey a conservative voice of leadership and she has led a life of integrity. So why ignore her, many like you are asking. The answer is because she is a threat to their chosen candidate and they and their acolytes in the media felt to ignore her was the best strategy and surely she would disappear from the race as others already have. But here she still is as one of the few remaining candidates and they are twisting themselves into pretzels trying to maintain the charade that she doesn’t matter.

      A perfect example is this website which appears to have an ongoing fascination with the Broward Republican Executive Committee(BREC) and its leadership. Marielena Stuart was welcomed at BREC last Monday night(June 25) and I have reports from multiple sources who were present that they had never seen anything like it at BREC. The standing ovations accompanied by the whistling during her speech that I witnessed at The Pinellas REC on June 11, where Marielena had a landslide straw poll victory, were also continuously present at BREC during her speech. Have you read one word about Marielena’s appearance at BREC on this website? No! Why not? It doesn’t fit the narrative and they are trying to hold on to this narrative until August 14 when they hope to breathe a sigh of relief after fooling the people once again with an inferior candidate who the establishment knows can be controlled. They have underestimated Marielena every step of the campaign and it continues to this day.

      • GenEarly

        Same thing occurred in Hillsborough County, where Marielena was “dis-invited” earlier on at the request of LeMieux. Following her Pinellas win, Marielena was re-invited to Hillsborough “under stringent timelines” and received standing ovations from the Republican crowd.
        Why the rush to the coronation of Mack? No debates? Wow, sounds like the Dimicat Party policies to me.

  • Patrick Henry

    PRESS RELEASE (For Immediate Release)

    Thursday – June 28, 2012

    From: MARIELENA STUART, Republican Candidate for the U.S. Senate 2012 (FL)

    Re: Today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding President Obama’s health-care mandate as a tax, further magnifies the urgent need to elect AUTHENTIC conservative Republicans to the U.S. Senate in 2012, in order to repeal Obamacare.

    For inquiries please contact: (239) 776-1742

    Today’s Supreme Court ruling, upholding President Obama’s health-care mandate as a tax, further magnifies the urgent need to elect AUTHENTIC conservative Republicans to the U.S. Senate in 2012– in order to repeal Obamacare.

    In spite of the Supreme Court’s ruling, most Americans consider Obamacare to be an unpopular and unfair health-care insurance mandate. Obamacare is Socialism. It is a middle-class tax increase, that will allow the Internal Revenue Service to target millions of American citizens. This mandate gives the federal government nearly unlimited control over our lives– and the lives of future generations of American citizens.

    Today’s ruling further emphasizes the URGENT need to restrict the power of government. This mandate will be a direct attack on our economic prosperity. Americans must remember that the freedom of the individual to make decisions in a free economy– is always better than centralized economic mandates imposed by the Federal government.

    As the next U.S. Senator from Florida I will immediately lead the effort to repeal Obamacare and its control over our lives.

    End of Press Release
    June 28, 2012

  • Chopper

    For Floridians: ANYBODY BUT NELSON OR OBAMA!

  • Chopper

    For Floridians: ANYBODY BUT NELSON OR OBAMA!

  • Gary

    If any American really feels that Obamacare is right for America, they
    have to be crazy. Think about the part of the law that basically states
    that when you are old and told by a health care panel that you cannot
    have certain medical tests done and that plain and simple “You are
    going to die” is ridiculous. Why would I want to let a panel of people
    tell me “You are going to die because you are old and just need to die
    at this point”. Obama is an idiot and the. It gets liar the government
    has ever had. No one wants to die when there are tests and cures for
    many health conditions. Everyone has the right to decide their own
    healthcare and should not be told to do something that will hurt them.
    The US gov’t has no right to tell you “Sorry, but you have to die now”
    Get rid of Obama now as this the last chance for survivorship in this
    country.

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  • JacquelineL

    SADLY, as badly as millions feel about this ruling it still does not address so much hidden in the bill!
    NO mention is made of articles giving FEDS ACCESS TO AND ABILITY TO MOVE PERSONAL FINANCES!
    No mention is made of deeply hidden FEE OF 1% ON ALL BANKING TRANSACTIONS!To start next yr, after elections, as so much more will do.
    No mention is made of articles placing REQUIREMENTS FOR SELLER PAID, FEDERAL MANDATED INSPECTIONS FOR HOME SELLERS. WITH SELLERS REQUIRED TO MEET ALL COSTS MANDATED BY FED INSPECTORS.
    No mention is made of the FEE OF 3% ON SALE OF HOME, EVEN WHEN LESS THAN MORTGAGE VALUE!
    REPUBLICANS MUST HAMMER HOME ALL OF THESE “FEES” (TAXES) NO ONE IS DISCUSSING, CERTAINLY NOT THE DEMOCRATS!
    WE MUST SEND A UNITED AND MASSIVE MESSAGE IN NOVEMBER. VOTE AGAINST OBAMA AND ANYONE IN CONGRESS WHO SUPPORTED THIS ATTACK ON AMERICA’S CITIZENS.