Thursday, March 20, 2014

Nullification: Obamacare's Waterloo?

Your faithful Peasant recently learned about a bill
in the South Carolina Senate which would effectively
nullify Obamacare in the Palmetto State. This bill
could become a model for the rest of the states as they
strain under compliance with the controversial health
care program's mandates. As I type this piece, some
other states may also have similar legislation pending
before their legislatures.

House Bill 3101 passed the South Carolina's House
last spring and is now in the Republican-controlled
Senate, and is on a fast-track for action to be taken.
If the bill gets signed into law, and it would certainly
be welcomed by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
(R) at her desk, that state will be the first state to exempt
citizens and businesses from all participation in the
laughingly named Affordable Health Care Act! Gov.
Haley has been a stalwart ally in the fight against
the implementation of President Obama's controversial
health care program from the very start.

State Senator Tom Davis (R), the bill's sponsor, said
that the bill have five components to it, all being within
the state's power to do. He told the press "What the
Supreme Court said in Printz vs. United States is that
states are not merely political subdivisions of the
federal government, to carry out what the federal govern-
ment does; they are sovereign entities,".

Davis continued, "Congress can pass laws, but it cannot
compel the states to utilize either their treasury or person-
nel to implement those federal laws."

Other provisions of the bill would outlaw state exchanges,
issuing tax deductions to persons equal to the tax penalties
levied by the federal government, and directing the state
attorney general to sue over whimsical enforcement of the
law. Altogether, the provisions would free the people of
South Carolina from the reach of Obamacare. Last I heard,
this bill has a great chance of passage in very short order
and would be signed with alacrity into law by Gov. Haley,
an ardent foe of Obamacare. The Tea Party activists there
are already involved in campaigning for this much-hailed
bill's passage, no surprise there. May this action catch on,
and quickly, in the other 49 states! Since the congressional
Republicans either can't, or won't, repeal or defund Obamacare,
the states may be able to step up to rid us of this menace.
Peasant to my state's Gov. Scott Walker: Hint, hint!

The Peasant wishes to thank Newsmax for publishing the
story about this legislation (SC Bill Would Nullify Obamacare,
Could Be Model for Others by Cathy Burke) which I have
here commented on.


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