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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Against Obamacare

Governor Nathan Deal is steadfast against implementing Obamacare, but we will have to see how this all pans out by the acts go live date.

Whether or not the Governor helps to push the idea of nullifying the law with the simple act of non-compliance, is yet to be seen.

Below are two views he has released on the subject; one an excerpt from an article he had written on Politico and the other, a response from his office to a query on the subject from a concerned Georgian.

An the article ObamaCare Is a Giant Step in the Wrong Direction posted at Politico on 6/26/12, Gov. Deal directs his message to President Obama just as he his coming to visit Georgia:

The fact of the matter is that Obamacare is not only a federal power grab but also an unfunded mandate that will cost the taxpayers of Georgia an additional $4.83 billion over the next 10 years. It takes decision-making away from consumers, away from doctors, and away from the state of Georgia and concentrates it in the hands of unelected federal bureaucrats. That’s just not the way our federal system is supposed to work. It’s not the American way. The American way puts power in the hands of individuals not of government.

The letter was received by a fellow Oath Keeper from Governor Deal’s office, in response to his letter which had sent with his concerns:

STATE OF GEORGIA

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

ATLANTA 30334-0900

Nathan Deal

GOVERNOR

Dear Mr. xxxxxxx:

Thank you for contacting me about federal healthcare reform. I appreciate your thoughts on this issue of critical importance to our state and our nation.

I do not support the new healthcare reform law. The federal law prescribes a dramatic expansion of our state Medicaid program at a time when our state is struggling to cover our current population. Our state budget cannot afford the kind of mandated spending required by the federal act. Our initial estimates suggest a 45% increase in enrollment of our Medicaid population, adding more than 650,000 additional participants, and costing an extra $2.5 billion over the next ten years. Ultimately, this will further strain our Medicaid budget, thereby decreasing the quality of care, and severely limiting patient access to providers. Given the enormous burden the new health care law places on the states, I co-signed a letter with governors from across the country highlighting the challenges of these requirements and the enormous strain they will put on our budgets.

After a federal court found the legislation unconstitutional, I joined 28 other governors in urging President Obama to direct the U.S. Department of Justice to expedite the appeals process to the U.S. Supreme Court. With billions of dollars at stake for Georgia alone, I believe it is critically important that states get a definite ruling as quickly as possible on the constitutionality of the law. The central issue in question is the requirement that every individual, as a condition of lawful citizenship of the United States, is required to purchase a health insurance plan that meets certain federal requirements. This is the first time in history that the federal government has required individuals, as a condition of lawful existence, to purchase a specific type of product. I believe this is a clear violation of the Constitution and remain confident that the U.S. Supreme Court will reach the same conclusion upon completion of their review.

Health care reform is a serious matter with which many Georgia families are rightfully concerned. I support the need to reform our state health care system and my administration is committed to lowering health care costs while ensuring that hard working families have access to our world-class medical care. I will continue to call upon President Obama and the Congress to ensure our state is provided with the flexibility that is essential to manage our healthcare delivery system for all Georgians in the most efficient and effective manner.

The health of our citizens and health care system is important to me, and I appreciate your thoughts on this matter. If I can be of further assistance, please let me know. Thank you again for contacting me.

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Nullify Obamacare in Georgia!

Patriots,

Please assist in defeating implementation of this federal mandate in our state! The Tenth Amendment Center has provided resources to facilitate this effort and raise public awareness of our options at the state and local levels.


INTRODUCTION
MODEL LEGISLATION
ACTIVIST TOOLKIT
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

INTRODUCTION

Dear Friends;

We are all familiar with the cliche’ definition of insanity generally attributed to Albert Einstein: doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result.

Why then do we still look to Washington D.C. – to the White House, to the Congress and to the Courts – to solve the very problems they themselves created?

Over and over again.

Now that’s insane!

The solution to ridding our state of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care  Act or “ObamaCare” lawlessness is NULLIFICATION! States simply need to stand up and say, “No! We do not accept this, and we will not comply.”

The States that created the federal government and agreed to its existence by a compact we call the Constitution are fully empowered to decide for themselves NOT to comply with any act outside the scope of federal authority as enumerated in the Constitution.

Thomas Jefferson held that the states were not “united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government,” and that” the government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself.” He went on to assert that when the federal government exercised undelegated powers, its acts are “unauthoritative, void, and of no force,” and “nullification of the act is the rightful remedy.”

Tenth Amendment Center communications director Mike Maharrey contends that states utilizing nullification to reject ObamaCare are simply responding to a rebellious federal government that refuses to act within its constitutional limits.

“Who is really behaving lawlessly here? A federal government that refuses to operate within its delegated powers, and rips authority away from the states and the people? Or the states, working through legitimate democratic processes, saying, “No! We don’t accept this”? I would argue it’s the federal government that’s in rebellion, and it’s time for the states to put a check on illegitimate federal power.”

The Tenth Amendment Center is fully committed to the nullification of the PPACA in our State.

“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.”

Are you willing to trade this latest loss of LIBERTY for a few extra “federal dollars?” Are you ready to join the fight? Are you ready to take back control of your state?

Please join us in this important cause!
For Freedom and Liberty!


Lou Riccio
563-581-0458
lou.gccfr@gmail.com
http://www.twitter.com/TheEagleKeeper

State Chapter Coordinator for the Georgia Tenth Amendment Center and the Georgia Tenth Amendment Group
http://georgia.tenthamendmentcenter.com

Gwinnett County Oath Keepers
http://www.meetup.com/Gwinnett-County-Oath-Keepers

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