South Carolina is apparently putting the finishing touches on the Take Our Heath Care Ball And Go Home Plus Obama Sucks Act of 2013, as they prepare to waste millions on fighting the Supremacy Clause over something about hurt fee-fees or whatnot. Also, FREEDOM.
South Carolina this week could become the first state in the country to restrict the enactment of Obamacare since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld that law last year.
A proposed bill, on special order in the state Senate, would allow the state attorney general to take businesses, including health insurers, to court if he “has reasonable cause to believe” they are harming people by implementing the law. The bill already has passed the House.
If it passes, the bill could push South Carolina to the forefront of Obamacare resistance, giving the state’s Republican leaders a national stage. It also could push South Carolina into yet another costly legal battle in the federal courts that, critics say, is unnecessary and avoidable.
“It is going to get us in court, as we all know. But … it is worth the risk to see if we can protect our state from this far-reaching federal legislation,” state Sen. Kevin Bryant, R-Anderson, one of the lawmakers pushing for the Senate to pass the bill this week before it adjourns for the year.
To recap, a bunch of guys who feel that the state is unfairly coercing citizens who disagree with them is passing a law allowing the state to specifically coerce citizens who disagree with them. It’s still possible that the SC Senate could punt on this, but this is the same bill that would eliminate the penalty for not having health insurance as the state would give a tax refund to anyone penalized by the federal Obamacare statues, putting the state on the hook for, well, pretty much everything. Because this kind of thing happened to Clinton all the time, right?
So yes, Fort Sumter, shot heard round the world, tree of liberty, Tippecanoe and Tyler too, Flames on the side of my face, don’t whiz on the electric fence, whatever.