Reading around the internet today: From the Hill’s Pundit Blog:

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.”

4 responses

  1. I pray Gov. Perry keeps his word on this. Hopefully this horrible “healthcare” bill will not pass, but it’s not looking real good.

    “In spite of the loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings and just throw a monkey wrench into everything,” Reid said, “we’re going to work hard and pass this.”
    –Harry Reid

    And he says this despite the fact that the latest poll says 84% of Americans are happy with the current system and oppose the bill. Sounds an awful lot like the way the bailouts went down. Ughhh.

  2. Janelle Shepard

    I’m furious about the liberals attacks on concerned citizens. I asked for email updates last year from the Democrat Party so I could understand their strategy for America. Here is what I received this week:

    (I’m fuming as I post this!!)

    There’s been a lot of media coverage about organized mobs intimidating lawmakers, disrupting town halls, and silencing real discussion about the need for real health insurance reform.

    The truth is, it’s a sham. These “grassroots protests” are being organized and largely paid for by Washington special interests and insurance companies who are desperate to block reform. They’re trying to use lies and fear to break the President and his agenda for change.

    Health insurance reform is about our lives, our jobs, and our families — we can’t let distortions and intimidation get in the way. We need to expose these outrageous tactics, and we’re counting on you to help. Can you read these “5 facts about the anti-reform mobs,” then pass them along to your friends and family?

    5 facts about the anti-reform mobs

    1. These disruptions are being funded and organized by out-of-district special-interest groups and insurance companies who fear that health insurance reform could help Americans, but hurt their bottom line. A group run by the same folks who made the “Swiftboat” ads against John Kerry is compiling a list of congressional events in August to disrupt. An insurance company coalition has stationed employees in 30 states to track where local lawmakers hold town-hall meetings.

    2. People are scared because they are being fed frightening lies. These crowds are being riled up by anti-reform lies being spread by industry front groups that invent smears to tarnish the President’s plan and scare voters. But as the President has repeatedly said, health insurance reform will create more health care choices for the American people, not reduce them. If you like your insurance or your doctor, you can keep them, and there is no “government takeover” in any part of any plan supported by the President or Congress.

    3. Their actions are getting more extreme. Texas protesters brought signs displaying a tombstone for Rep. Lloyd Doggett and using the “SS” symbol to compare President Obama’s policies to Nazism. Maryland Rep. Frank Kratovil was hanged in effigy outside his district office. Rep. Tim Bishop of New York had to be escorted to his car by police after an angry few disrupted his town hall meeting — and more examples like this come in every day. And they have gone beyond just trying to derail the President’s health insurance reform plans, they are trying to “break” the President himself and ruin his Presidency.

    4. Their goal is to disrupt and shut down legitimate conversation. Protesters have routinely shouted down representatives trying to engage in constructive dialogue with voters, and done everything they can to intimidate and silence regular people who just want more information. One attack group has even published a manual instructing protesters to “stand up and shout” and try to “rattle” lawmakers to prevent them from talking peacefully with their constituents.

    5. Republican leadership is irresponsibly cheering on the thuggish crowds. Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner issued a statement applauding and promoting a video of the disruptions and looking forward to “a long, hot August for Democrats in Congress.”

    It’s time to expose this charade, before it gets more dangerous. Please send these facts to everyone you know. You can also post them on your website, blog, or Facebook page.

    Now, more than ever, we need to stand strong together and defend the truth.



    Jen O’Malley Dillon
    Executive Director
    Democratic National Committee

    Friends, we as a nation are at such risk. This woman is basically accusing concerned citizens of following the GAME PLAN straight out of the liberals play book.

    I love Michell Maukin. She can always say it better than me!!

    And this Dana Loesch gal – whoohoo!

  3. What disgusting liars the DNC are. These people speaking out against Obamacare and other issues at town halls, etc. are obviously the real grassroots, not astroturf. I hope there are enough of us sensible Americans out here, that they don’t get away with their trying to portray us as loons. See this news clip on the issue:
    Meltdown: Democratic Congressman David Scott of Georgia Goes Berserk at Town Hall

    This is a great spot to see what is going on at Town Halls (click on embarrassing clips):
    From the mission: “Politicians LOVE PUBLICITY! So let’s give them SOME! But not the kind they’re looking for. These arrogant, ignorant, and insolent “representatives” need to be confronted (respectfully) in public en masse ON CAMERA or on AUDIO on matters of legislation that they are trying to jam down the throats of the American tax-paying public. Public record of their comments will show the voting population just how much they DON’T KNOW about the issues, DON’T CARE what you think, and/or DON’T THINK they have to ANSWER to you (their constituents)!”
    btw…Dana Loesch’s picture blog was hilarious.

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