Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Way to Go, Missouri!

Yesterday, Missouri voters became the first to formally tell the federal government to back away when it comes to mandating the purchase of health coverage. From the St Louis Post-Dispatch:

Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a federal mandate to purchase health insurance, rebuking President Barack Obama's administration and giving Republicans their first political victory in a national campaign to overturn the controversial health care law passed by Congress in March.

"The citizens of the Show-Me State don't want Washington involved in their health care decisions," said Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, one of the sponsors of the legislation that put Proposition C on the August ballot. She credited a grass-roots campaign involving Tea Party and patriot groups with building support for the anti-Washington proposition.

Now—where are the rest of the states?

Read the whole article here.

1 comment:

  1. Yes! Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah!
    And, as to your last question which may have been largely rhetorical legislatures in Georgia, Arizona, Idaho, Virginia, and Louisiana have passed similar statutes without putting them to voters.
    Also, over a dozen states have filed lawsuits with the federal government.
    And, here in SC when we voted in primaries there was a question in the booth about whether Republicans should pursue a similar vote. It may show up this November.
    Arizona and Oklahoma are planning on voting on similar statutes in Nov. Hopefully more will follow suit in any of the above ways.