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Simpson’s Statement On Obamacare Ruling

August 15, 2011

On Friday, a three judge panel on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the individual mandate portion of the new healthcare law is unconstitutional. In my view, this does at least two things: 1) It’s hard to imagine that the issue doesn’t eventually make its way to the Supreme Court at this point. 2) It keeps the issue alive, at least for now. Obviously it didn’t become popular after it was passed as Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats promised many of their now departed colleagues who walked the plank. It’s still not popular, and we can assume Jim Hood will avoid the issue at all costs. What we will wait and see is if it becomes an issue this fall. But anytime it’s in the news it’s generally a good thing for Republicans.

Here was Steve Simpson’s statement on the ruling:

“Today’s ruling confirms what Governor Barbour, Lieutenant Governor Bryant and I have been saying from the beginning of this debate – Obamacare is completely unconstitutional. Despite Jim Hood’s repeated attempts to block their efforts, Governor Barbour and Lt. Governor Bryant kept up the fight and are the main reasons that Mississippi’s voice was heard in today’s ruling.

While today marks a major victory, the fight against Obamacare is far from over. For the last year, Jim Hood has sat on the sidelines in this debate, doing everything in his power to protect Obamacare and that’s not right. If elected Attorney General, I will immediately join the fight against Obamacare to ensure that President Obama’s hands are kept off Mississippi’s healthcare.”

2 Comments leave one →
  1. catty14 permalink
    August 15, 2011 8:57 am

    While many of Hood’s failing and outrageous policies will not gain campaign footing among the general populace, Obamacare is something everyone understands. This issue alone could be a noose for Hood. If Simpson runs a cleverly crafted campaign he may be able to do to Hood what the Pelosi/Reid/Obamas did to us…..ram it down his throat. Let’s hope there are some bright people around Simpson who know how to use this hook to snag Hood and drown his well-funded campaign.

  2. Wendy permalink
    August 17, 2011 1:17 am

    As a Republican I assure you I will not vote for Simpson. I happen to know both him and Jim Hood personally. Jim has done so much to help the taxpayers of MS and had been a voice for victims of violent crimes. Jim has worked to keep child predators off the internet. Jim has fought identity theft and had worked tirelessly to keep counterfeit goods off the streets of Mississippi. Jim is a servant and he serves well. As far as the discussion of obamacare get real folks. Putting our states name on a lawsuit with a handful of other states did nothing to help our citizens. Might I point out that less than half of our country’s AG’s joined in the lawsuit? And a great many of those that didn’t join were Republican AG’s. Once again, I’m supporting Jim Hood for AG NOT Steve Simpson.

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