Mulvaney Releases Statement on Supreme Court's Decision to Uphold Obamacare
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Mulvaney Releases Statement on Supreme Court's Decision to Uphold Obamacare
June 28, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mick Mulvaney released the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of the President's Health Care Law:
"I am disappointed to see the Supreme Court has upheld the provisions of Obamacare. This is truly a sad day. The idea that you must purchase health insurance was upheld as constitutional based on the idea that you will be taxed if you do not comply – not fined or penalized – but taxed.
The Supreme Court's precedent in this case will far exceed health care. In short, government is now able to make you do anything by penalizing you with a tax. If future governments don't like marriage it will be able to tax you if you want to get married. That goes both ways – for traditional and gay marriage. If future governments want to limit the size of families it can tax second and third children. We know there are governments around the world who do this. The Supreme Court today has ruled we are just like them.
It's time for us to repeal Obamacare in its entirety and replace it with common sense, step-by-step, reforms that reduce costs for health care and ensure that patients, not Washington bureaucrats, are in control of their own decisions. Just because the Supreme Court says the government can control our health care does not mean it should. I will continue to fight to repeal and replace Obamacare."