Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Missouri votes NO to key provision of ObamaCare
Well, it's on.
Missouri voters on Tuesday rejected a key provision of ObamaCare—either get the mandatory health insurance or suffer a hefty fine.
The vote wasn't even close, as 71% of voters statewide rejected the unconstitutional law.
"About 71 percent of Missouri voters backed a ballot measure, Proposition C, that would prohibit the government from requiring people to have health insurance or from penalizing them for not having it.
The Missouri law conflicts with a federal requirement that most people have health insurance or face penalties starting in 2014.
Tuesday's vote was seen as largely symbolic because federal law generally trumps state law. But it was also seen as a sign of growing voter disillusionment with federal policies and a show of strength by conservatives and the tea party movement."
In all, over 2 dozen other States are considering similar action, either by passing legislation, or as ballot initiatives like Missouri did yesterday.
This could well go to the Supreme Court as a challenge to the 10th Amendment.
Nowhere in the Constitution has the Federal gov't been granted that kind of power.
Read the article here;
Missouri voters reject ObamaCare