Skip to comments.State Representatives Ask State Attorney General to intervene in federal healthcare legislation
Posted on 12/22/2009 4:20:02 AM PST by don-o
(December 21, 2009, NASHVILLE) -- On Monday, State Representatives Susan Lynn (R-Lebanon) and Debra Young Maggart (R-Hendersonville) asked Tennessee State Attorney General Robert Cooper to prepare to take the appropriate legal action against the federal government in the event HR 3200, the controversial federal healthcare reform legislation, passes into law. The legislators requested this action in order to grant Tennessee relief from the unfunded mandate contained in the bill that Tennessee complies with the expansion of the federal Medicaid program.
The letter notes that under the bill Tennessee would be forced to expand the states Medicaid program potentially costing the citizens of the state $1.4 billion dollars in additional state taxpayer funds annually.
Such an increase would place a great burden on the citizens of this state. It is clear by the wording of the legislation itself that not every state would face a similar and equal burden, stated Rep. Debra Maggart.
Lynn explained that, We see this as a violation of equal protection of the law, an affront to our sovereignty, and as a breach of the U.S. Constitution.
Lynn and Maggart noted that the passage of this bill is imminent so it is important that the AG prepare now to take immediate action, and they referenced Governor Bredesens recent comment that we cant print money. The great issue for the states is that states are not allowed to borrow money for operations expenses. Obviously, this is something that many in Washington just dont understand, stated Lynn.
(Excerpt) Read more at susan-lynn.blogspot.com ...
Let’s call our Tennessee legislators to get them in line with this!
the STATES are going to have to pick up the tab for this FEDERAL bill...except for this one state which will remain nameless.
I hope that Senator from Lincoln, NAMELESS is happy.
All 50 states should be filing for this same reason, and the ones with Democrat Senators should be calling their Senators home and having a talk with them.
Go, girls, go!
All States should be SEIZING the Assets of Federal Employees for ALL UNFUNDED MANDATES. The Kelo Decision Gave the States the Absolute Right to Seize Property for Economic Reasons. If there are no Federal Employees in the State they cannot enforce anything.
Way to go Ladies! This is what the Republican party needs to do across the board, dig in and fight with any means necessary.
I wonder if under the old rules, where senators were elected by the state legislatures if a monstrosity like the current “healthcare” bill would have ever even been considered.
Why doesn’t she introduce a bill that would make it a
State felony for an elected representative from her state to vote for:
1) any Federal mandates that force her state to spend without funding the spending.
2) any increase in the Federal debt.
“I wonder if under the old rules, where senators were elected by the state legislatures if a monstrosity like the current healthcare bill would have ever even been considered.”
I Guarantee my state of Nebraska would not have provided the 60th vote.
Sounds of crickets...so far...
Good luck with that. Cooper is a Democrat hack.
Thanks for the well wishes. I’ll battle with any and everyone who is doing any and everything to stop this monstrosity.
CONTACT YOUR GOVERNORS AND SEND AN EMAIL, LETTER, PHONE CALL.
Here’s mine offering:
Back on 1 April 2009, and not as an April Fool’s joke, the Senate of the Great State of Georgia passed Senate Resolution 632 affirming States Rights. Below is a letter sent today, 22 December 2009, to Governor Perdue. And I spelled his name incorrectly . . . for effect . . . that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.
Dear Governor Purdue:
The United States Congress, having over stepped its Constitutional Mandates, has begun the final steps to ratify a Health Care Reform Bill. This bill is unconstitutional in many ways: 1- all 50 States are not treated equally; 2- it forces people to purchase a particular product and fines them if they do not; 3- Health Care is not a right guaranteed by the US Constitution under the “general welfare” clause or it would have been initiated as soon as the several States signed the US Constitution.
Please actively publicize SR 632 - Jeffersonian Principles; affirming state’s rights passed by the Georgia Senate on 1 April 2009. Please announce to the United States Congress and to other States who have similar Nullification Legislation that the State of Georgia will not comply with an patently unconstitutional “Health Care Reform Bill.”
Fellow Tennesseeans! To find your TN state representative and senators, go to:
Other states: google it and go!
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