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15 December 2010

Congress Attempts To Fund Unconstitutional Health Care Law

Earlier in the week, a federal judge ruled portions of ObamaCare unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson wrote that no court had expanded the Commerce Clause of the Constitution to allow the government to regulate a person’s decision not to buy a product.

“At its core, this dispute is not simply about regulating the business of insurance — or crafting a scheme of universal health insurance coverage — it’s about an individual’s right to choose to participate,” Hudson wrote.

O'Dell, Larry (2010-12-14). Judge strikes down federal health care law. Rome News-Tribune. Retrieved on 2010-12-15.

However, Judge Hudson's ruling has not stopped the Democrat-controlled Congress from authoring a $1.1 trillion, 1,900-page budget bill that contains $1.25 billion to fund the unconstitutional health care law [Rogers, David (2010-12-14). Democrats' budget bill: $1.1 trillion; 1,900 pages. Politico. Retrieved on 2010-12-15.].

Senate Democrats have filed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that would fund the government through fiscal year 2011, according to Senate GOP sources.

The 1,924-page bill includes funding to implement the sweeping healthcare reform bill Congress passed earlier this year as well as additional funds for Internal Revenue Service agents, according to a senior GOP aide familiar with the legislation.

Bolton, Alexander (2010-12-14). Senate Dems unveil $1.1T spending bill. The Hill. Retrieved on 2010-12-15.

Tuesday night, I told CNN's John King that there was nothing conservative about the government forcing people to buy health insurance. Judge Hudson apparently agrees. So does 11th district Congressman Phil Gingrey (R - Georgia).

"Forcing every American to purchase government-approved health insurance robs Americans of their most basic right under our constitution — liberty," Gingrey told the Rome News-Tribune.

There's nothing conservative about taking liberty away from the people.