Here’s what Governor Haslam had to say on yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling:
Here’s what Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey had to say:
As you likely have heard by now, today the Supreme Court upheld
Obamacare’s individual mandate calling it what the Obama administration had always asserted it was not: a large new tax. In a shocking move, Chief Justice Roberts sided with the left – betraying the high hopes so many conservatives had for him.
It is intensely disappointing that this court failed to recognize what constitutionalists and conservatives know deep in their hearts: A federal government which can coerce its people to buy a product is a government unrestrained and out of control. Democrat Governor Phil Bredesen called Obamacare the ‘mother of all unfunded mandates’ and stated it will cost Tennesseans 1.1 billion dollars in the next few years.
However, the fight does not end here. The court may have made its decision today but the people have yet to speak. When they do, Mitt Romney will be elected president and I will do all I can to aid him as he fulfills his solemn promise to repeal this insidious law.
I hope you will join me this election season and work hard to elect true conservatives committed to preserving our liberty. This is not an end. This is a beginning. The final battle for our liberty has just begun.
And from State Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney:
The Supreme Court may have made its unpopular verdict on Obamacare, but the real verdict will be in November when our voices are heard.
We have known since the day Obamacare was rammed through Congress at the final hour that the law was bad. We knew that this new law would add to the deficit, increase taxes, grow the national debt, and raise the cost of health care services.
For months we listened to President Obama try to convince the American people that his new law was not a tax. However, today the nation’s highest court called it just that, a tax.
While America faced a difficult recession, President Obama and Democrats passed a law with 21 tax increases costing more than $675 billion over the next 10 years.
So much for defending the middle class.
After more than 3 years since Obama took office the effects of his disastrous policies are obvious; our economy continues to struggle, millions of Americans are still unemployed, and our National Debt is nearly $16 trillion.
Today we know that the only way we can fix the problems caused by Obamacare is to repeal it and replace it. To do that we must put Republicans in office and Mitt Romney in the White House.