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Attorneys General Debate the Lawsuit

Over at AOL News, the Opinion section has a great debate between Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway on the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare’s insurance mandate. McCollum lays out the argument for the suit:

For the first time in our nation’s history, we have a law that will impose federal regulation on every adult American by mandating that they obtain health insurance for themselves and their dependents. This is a tax simply on living. It is a legislative power the framers of our Constitution deliberately denied to the federal government and specifically reserved to the states by the 10th Amendment.

Conway responds:

While the lawsuits filed by other state attorneys general to block this new law may make for good Sarah Palin-style “tea party” politics, they are based on questionable legal principles. At a time when the Commonwealth of Kentucky is cutting its budget for education and social services, I will not waste taxpayer resources on a political stunt.

There’s also a companion piece at AOL today about repealing Obamacare, written by some right-wing nutcase who says he will not comply.


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