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Hunter Says Obamacare—Upheld by Supreme Court—Needs Repeal

The tax is an overreach of government authority says the East County congressman.

U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (Rep.—Alpine) on Thursday responded to the to uphold the president’s health care law by saying it needs repealing.

“This ruling on the law’s constitutional validity doesn’t change the fact that it’s a bad law. Health care costs are still rising and now, assuming the law is not ultimately repealed by Congress, there will be new taxes and higher costs imposed on families and businesses," Hunter stated in a news release.

On its last day in its 2011-2012 session, the court held that the individual mandate could be upheld as a tax under a narrow interpretation of the Constitution.

Hunter, who represents East San Diego County, Poway and Rancho Bernardo, believes that's a stretch.

"Whether viewed as a tax or a penalty, the individual mandate is an overreach of government authority and it will continue to underscore one of the many reasons why this law needs to be repealed.

"This law, with its expansive programs and cost burden, is not the right solution to the country’s health care challenges," Hunter said.

greg Chick June 30, 2012 at 01:05 AM
The high Court is done with this, move on. Even Mitt Romney did this in his State as Gov. Move on forward, fix the Trade BS that Congress has hurt our country by allowing Large Corporations to out source for profits.... Greed runs large Corporations in this country or they would not employe China. Make it a crime for US Corporations to send billions to China and the Middle East.. To hell with sending money to the middle east for "Cheap Oil" Get to work on real issues not pissing on Democrats (half the US) and Piss on China instead. F@$k non domestic Oil Greg Chick
John Henry July 08, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Dunk Hunter..
John Henry July 08, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Drunken Hunter should go away
greg Chick July 09, 2012 at 03:22 AM
He wears a DD cup. He has a lotta Balls to continue a task of yesterday. We have too much to do now, to brew on that polarized issue. Things will mature with the plan and those issues will be here when.... not now. Greg Chick, of no Political affiliation, Just an employed Tax payer.
Ron Selkovitch July 09, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Let's face it. The fight is over. We have accepted the right of everyone to receive good medical care irrespective of their financial condition, and we have recognized the responsibility of everyone, financially able, to pay for that care. Now let's make it work. Hunter has made the obligatory objection. Let's just take it for what it's worth, a meaningless gesture, and move on.

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