South Carolina Governor elect Nikki Haley had a few challenging questions for the President during her two day visit to the White House.
It was extremely discouraging in my opinion as I read the quotes attributed to her; “In an exchange recounted by Haley and confirmed by White House aides, Obama rejected Haley’s request to repeal the health care bill – but said he’d consider letting states opt out of its mandates if they ran exchange programs, banned insurance firms from denying coverage of pre-existing conditions and enabled people to pool together for better rates.”
“I asked him if the state of South Carolina gave solutions, so we’re not just saying no, would he allow us to opt out or allow any other state to opt out should they choose,” Haley said. “He said that he would consider an opt-out provision if it contained three clauses.”
News for both the president and governor elect; read the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution.
“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”
And while you’re at it, find the enumeration that gives the Federal government the authority to force Americans to carry health insurance.
There is no need to ask the President to “allow” South Carolina to opt out of healthcare. Has he become King Obama? What is this? I had higher hopes for our new Tea Party candidates.
The Governor elect goes on to say:
“I think right now what’s best for me is to go back to South Carolina, look at all three of these issues and then make a decision,” Haley said. “I want to start to research on what it would take in order for us to do something to meet his provisions.”
“The goal is to make sure that we are giving choices to the people of our states and not mandating them.”
Here is my advice; the first step in your research Governor is to read the Constitution and take particular notice of the Tenth Amendment.
My God what has happened to our country…