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Black's Statement on Supreme Court's Ruling on Obamacare


Location: Washington, DC

oday, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) released the follow statement on the Supreme Court's ruling regarding the Patient Protection and Affordability Act:

"The Supreme Court's flawed decision is a gross interpretation of Congress' taxing responsibility under the Constitution. One thing this decision certainly does not change is the need for Obamacare to be repealed -- immediately. As a member of the Ways & Means Committee, I will work with my colleagues on repealing this "tax'."

"I have been fighting to fully repeal Obamacare, since I took the oath of office, and I am making progress. I am the author of the first bill signed into law that repeals a healthcare provision in Obamacare, saving taxpayers $13 billion dollars. I will not rest until Congress repeals the law in its entirety.

"Obamacare has been a disaster for the US economy. We've had 40 straight months of unemployment above 8 percent with no end in sight. Obamacare's regulations, taxes, and mandates are killing our economy. And the trillions of dollars in spending Obamacare adds to our nearly 16 trillion dollar debt is unsustainable.

"Every day this law stands is a day more jobs are lost, more money is wasted and more people are losing their health insurance."

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