Gov. Rick Perry suggested Thursday that he would consider invoking states’ rights protections under the 10th Amendment to resist the president’s healthcare plan, which he said would be “disastrous” for Texas.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that should “Obama-care” pass, Perry predicted that Texas and a “number” of states might resist the federal health mandate.
“I think you’ll hear states and governors standing up and saying ‘no’ to this type of encroachment on the states with their healthcare,” Perry said on Mark Davis’s talk show in Dallas. “So my hope is that we never have to have that stand-up. But I’m certainly willing and ready for the fight if this administration continues to try to force their very expansive government philosophy down our collective throats.”
So Parker County residents: How do you feel about your healthcare coverage? What do you want to gain or give up with OBAMACARE?
Do you think Texans should be able to OPT OUT? Is this a ballot issue?
The rest of the article is intriguing. This comment especially:
The federal government “has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens and its interference with the affairs of our state,” he has said recently. Returning to the “letter and spirit” of the 10th Amendment “will free our state from undue regulations and ultimately strengthen our union.”