Rick Perry Grandstands Against Obamacare

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced last week that he will not comply with Obamacare; he refuses to expand Medicaid and will not establish a state-run health insurance market exchange.

Rick Perry is grandstanding because he has failed to protect Texans from the threat of the new IRS enforced “tax” against people who decline Obamacare.

Oklahoma State Representative Mike Ritz plans to introduce legislation that does protect the states’ citizens because it authorizes Oklahoma’s Attorney General to defend citizens who fail to purchase insurance against the federal government, and it criminalizes enforcement of the individual mandate.

The proposed Oklahoma bill is based on model legislation from the Tenth Amendment Center, the ‘Federal Health Care Nullification Act’.

Although Bilderberger Rick Perry pretends to be a conservative and constitutionalist, his opposition to Obamacare is a lightweight effort that fails to protect individuals.

Nonetheless, it is still helpful in the movement to nullify Obamacare.  If states refuse to set up insurance market exchanges, the federal government says it will implement the insurance exchange for them.  However, Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center said, “if the federal government had the resources to do this in the first place, states wouldn’t even be part of the equation.  It is unlikely that that the feds have the funding to do this, and they’ll need the complicity of the states to pull it off.”

Perry’s weak refusal is a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t go far enough because the people will still be subject to IRS tax penalties and massive new taxes that will be required to fund the Obamacare monstrosity.

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The Anti-Federalists were right

The Founders of our country established a republic, and many warned of the natural tendency of a central government to grow in size, scope, and power, at the expense of individual liberty. Well, it’s been 236 years, but here we are.

Readers at the middle-age, or well-done stages of life, will remember a time when you didn’t have to think about the federal government, and its laws that concern the activities your mom used to nag you about as a kid. In fact, you probably trip over several felonies simply by going about your daily routine as a responsible adult.

The Anti-Federalists lost the argument about whether or not to establish a central government in the 1780s , but the 236 years since proved them right.  Here’s what they had to say:

http://www.barefootsworld.net/antifederalist.html

The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, has nothing to do with health, or medical care.  It’s about power–power over every aspect of your life: your diet, your activities, where you live, and yes, if you live, when you’re unfortunate enough to get sick.

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Get the Feds Out of the Rail Racket

The California Senate’s recent vote to authorize $8 billion for the first segment of a widely panned plan for high-speed rail is another example of why the state remains on fiscal suicide watch. And because federal taxpayers are on the hook for $3.2 billion of the plan’s cost, it’s another example of why the federal government should not be subsidizing rail projects.

If California’s voters and the officials they elect want to blow the state’s taxpayers’ money on high-speed rail, then so be it. But taxpayers in the other 49 states shouldn’t be on the hook. Likewise, Californians shouldn’t have to subsidize rail projects in the other 49 states. Indeed, the federal Department of Transportation acts like a money laundering operation: money taken from each state’s taxpayers goes to Washington, gets “washed” on Capitol Hill, and then gets sent back to the states (minus a cut for the bureaucracy) as directed by the Beltway bosses.

Take, for example, Rep. Don Young’s (R-AK) “railroad to nowhere,” which was featured on Politico last week:

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