No matter what they call it, Florida ain’t goin’ for it. Neither are Wisconsin and Louisiana. Governors Scott, Walker, and Jindal have flipped Obama and the rest of his Washington thimbleriggers the bird, so to speak, :
The Affordable Care Act does not require states to take any action before the 2012 general election, and the full law does not take effect until January 1, 2014, provided it is not repealed before that date. Governor Scott, like other state governors, has made it clear that even though Florida will opt out of implementing two major, yet optional, provisions, should there be any legal obligation to implement ObamaCare, the state will follow the law, and if ObamaCare is not repealed by January 1, 2014, Florida will implement and comply with required sections of the Affordable Care Act.
Florida will opt out of spending approximately $1.9 billion more taxpayer dollars required to implement a massive entitlement expansion of the Medicaid program. A second provision in the Affordable Care Act gives Governor Scott the flexibility to opt out of building insurance “exchanges.” (Rick Scott Statement: Florida Opts Out of Parts of ‘Obamacare’)
The crying shame is that, thanks to John Roberts, individual American citizens have no right to leave the game without paying the tax … or “penalty”, as jubilant socialist gangsters like Chucky Schumer and Barack Obama continue to falsely characterize it.
But if, as the ‘Progressives’ insist, ObamaCare is such a wonderful thing, why would anyone choose to opt out of it? Here’s a few good reasons:
Tax or penalty? It doesn’t matter. The cards are marked and the game is crooked. It has to be shut down.
- Obama’s Constitutional Crisis (papundits.wordpress.com)
- Magic Spectacles (The Bard of Murdock)
- “Did We Say Penalty? We Meant Tax … or” (What Would The Founders Think)
- The ‘Taxing Clause’, Five Lawless Judges, and ObamaCare (Grumpy Opinions)