US Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock and Congressman Todd Rokita (R-IN 4th District) discussed the negative effects of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) today in a joint press conference. Mourdock criticized Congressman Joe Donnelly for siding against Hoosiers and Indiana jobs over ObamaCare.
"ObamaCare, which includes the unconstitutional individual mandate, was nothing more than a government takeover of private healthcare by the DC Democrat machine. "It threatens our economy, increases government spending and the national debt, and jeopardizes Hoosier jobs," stated Mourdock.
Congressman Donnelly has recently reiterated his support for ObamaCare,
"Joe Donnelly knew full well that he was siding with the Obama-Pelosi-Reid machine and against Hoosiers and Indiana jobs when he caved into the White House over ObamaCare. That is not the kind of leadership Hoosiers want or deserve in the US Senate," stated Mourdock.
Recent examples of Donnelly's support of ObamaCare negatively affecting Hoosiers:
* Opposed 43 Catholic organizations -- including the University of Notre Dame -- that sued the U.S. Dept. of HHS over mandates regarding contraception that conflicted with the moral principles of those organizations.
* Opposed job growth efforts of small businesses because of pending requirements and penalties related to employer sponsored health plans.
* Supported job-killing medical device tax that threatens a $10 billion Hoosier industry and 20,000 Indiana jobs.