Rep. Bachmann: ‘Activist’ high court ‘rewrote ObamaCare in line with its own designs’

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{mosads}”So this is an even more far-reaching decision that anyone had expected or imagined.”

Bachmann heatedly disagreed with the high court’s 5-4 decision on the mandate, ruling that Congress has the authority to enforce the healthcare law’s individual mandate, which will require most U.S. taxpayers to buy insurance or pay a penalty. The Tea Party leader predicted that not only will the nation be swept into an economic “black hole” because of the law, but also argued the Affordable Care Act was still unconstitutional in her eyes.

“This is clearly unconstitutional,” she said. “There is no basis in the Constitution for the government to have this level of history-making expansion of power. Because what this means, for the first time in the history of the country, Congress can force Americans to purchase any product, any service that Congress wants them to, which determines the price and we are forced to, which is a denial of liberty.

“We will never be the same.”


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