Published On: Thu, Jul 5th, 2012

Tenth Amendment Center leads vocal group of Floridians against Obamacare

Some Floridians are being increasingly vocal against the Affordable Care Act a.k.a. Obamacare, especially as Governor Rick Scott announced this week that his state would not be participating in the mandates citing the Medicaid costs to taxpayers.

Photo/Florida Tenth Amendment Center

Citizens have also looked to state leaders in Tallahassee as statements were published in the Sun Sentinel.

“Long-term, we’re going to take a very deliberate and rational approach and we’ll do the right thing for Florida,” said incoming House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel.

“We’ve got plenty of time to think this through.”

Incoming Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville

Florida Tenth Amendment President Andrew Nappi leads a vocal group that appears to not trust Scott or the Florida GOP.

“We know Governor Scott will cease his big talk the minute it is no longer politically expedient. Remember that while he was grabbing headlines for turning down “Obama-Rail” he was also signing SB732 which committed us to “Obama-Ed” also known as Race To The Top, a federal department of education initiative that infringes on local control. For this Florida obtained 700 million dollars.  Rick Scott was also willing to take money last year from Affordable Care Act funding.”

Nappi alludes to the 2011 move by Scott to approve the $3.4 million Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting grant, but the legislature “rejected it because the state is in litigation with the federal government over health care reform.”

The solution that Nappi and many others appear to be turning to is the Nullify Obamacare Movement, officially taking up petitions and offer education on the topic at the Liberty Takeover 2012 website.

Supreme Court Justice John Roberts is quoted on the nullification letter.

“States should not fear the consequences of nullification. As per Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling, Congress is not permitted to penalize states that refuse to implement ObamaCare. In the majority decision, Chief Justice Roberts stated, “What Congress is not free to do is to penalize States that choose not to participate in that new program by taking away their existing Medicaid funding. However, he added, “Nothing in our opinion precludes Congress from offering funds under the [law] to expand the availability of health care, and requiring that states accepting such funds comply with the conditions on their use.”

“Anything less will not afford us the absolute protection we need, nor will anything less  make it crystal clear we are SOVEREIGN and not subjects of the federal government,” Nappi adds.

The battles appear to rage on, but the number message first and foremost to voters is first get involved and then get busy.




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