Monday, July 2, 2012

Tecumseh Lawmaker Deeply Disappointed by Supreme Court Decision

State Rep. Josh Cockroft said today he is deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the federal health care law.
            “Today the Supreme Court basically told Congress and President Barack Obama that any mandate goes, as long as there is a financial penalty attached to it. I am outraged that the Supreme Court would allow the federal government so much power,” said Cockroft, R-Tecumseh.
            “The reality is this: the health care law will result in the largest tax increase in American history. The effect will be disastrous for individuals and businesses alike. This law will give us all less control over our personal health care decisions while driving up costs across the board. This gives the government unprecedented, sweeping power over its citizens, as long as it includes some form of a tax. As an American, I am hurt and saddened by this decision.”
            Cockroft urged Americans to use this difficult period in our history to take control over our government.
            “These decisions today must spark a passion inside every American, a desire to listen and understand the gravity of where this country is headed. We cannot continue to push our problems down the road, but rather we must take a stand for what is right,” said Cockroft.

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