This is the Remedy that’s Needed

via Phil Pepin: Everything you wanted to know about state nullification but were afraid to ask…..I talk to Jason Rink. He is the Executive Director of the Foundation for a Free Society. Jason is the producer and director of Nullification: The Rightful Remedy, and the author of “Ron Paul: Father of the Tea Party” the…


Rick Perry Joins List of Governors Saying ‘No’ to State Health Exchanges

Governor Rick Perry has said there will be no state health exchanges in Texas.  In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, Perry made his intentions very clear. “Our state will not be a party to helping facilitate the taxation of millions of Texans, at an unknown cost, to implement…


States Decide on Obamacare Exchanges

President Barack Obama’s sound re-election amounted to a mandate according to the conventional wisdom of pundits on both sides of the mainstream debate over Obamacare. They believe the fight is over, so when in just a couple days all 50 states are asked to create exchanges and expand Medicaid, there isn’t much reason to fight…


A chat with the Ohio governor’s office on health care nullification

By: Ben Lewis, Ohio resident

In general, Ohio politicians are not a courageous bunch.

The decline from Robert Taft Sr., leader of the opposition to FDR’s New Deal, continues steadily and uninterrupted.  Because of this, I was not surprised this week when news began surfacing that current governor, Republican John Kasich, would permit the federal government to create a health care exchange in Ohio, contrary to the wishes of Ohioans who rejected the individual mandate with a state constitutional amendment  in 2010.

Being a good Tenther, I called Governor Kasich’s office and was transferred to one of his aides. She sounded like she had just gotten out of fifth period geometry.   I told her that I was interested to know what the decision would be on the health exchange, and that I was concerned about the reports I had read.  I was quickly assured that I would “be happy to know that he is going to let the federal government set up the exchange and force them to pay for it.”

As far as I can ascertain, the governor’s strategy is to force Washington to realize that they don’t have enough money to pay for the exchange in Ohio. I guess this is based on all the times in history when the federal government discovered it didn’t have enough money to fund a program and decided that it had to be abandoned.