Florida Is Suing over Obamacare with the Right Hand, and Taking Money from it with the Left Hand
So, Florida is suing over Obamacare’s individual mandate BUT taking money from the program just the same. So, does the State believe only the individual mandate portion is illegal, or does it believe that the federal government does in fact aside from the individual mandate, have the right to provide national health care.?
SB736 was the first bill signed by then new Governor Rick Scott amid much ballyhoo of holding teachers accountable. Truth be told, this bill put us in compliance with Obama’s Race to the Top educational stimulus funds program. You can see this for yourself at:http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2011/0736/Analyses/muFTDvHr0Q73q2juitoddnRzzqw=%7C7/Public/Bills/0700-0799/0736/Analysis/2011s0736.bc.PDF Notice that Race to the Top is referenced eleven times in the Florida Senate’s own analysis.
What is the outlook for LIBERTY in the upcoming Florida session? Based on acceptance of Obamacare monies and additional RTTT funds, we would think not very good. While the Governor and Legislature may talk a good game of not wanting the Feds in their business, the reality is, they will do what they need to do to get the money. Including head fakes to those of us who have asked for the passage of LIBERTY legislation.Details