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What Texans Think of the Supreme Court's Ruling on Obamacare

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. POE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, here's what the people of Texas think of the Supreme Court's ruling on ObamaCare.

Jason from Kingwood, Texas says this:

Now that the Supreme Court has deemed every action of Congress that it does is acceptable so long as it's considered a tax, you can kiss it all goodbye. Tax on gun ownership, boxes of ammunition, worship fees, mission trip tax, Bible fee.

But don't worry. They won't take away your right to vote directly. They'll just dilute it with multiple voting, illegal voting and fuzzy counting. But it won't be through taxation.

Stacie from Texas also wrote me and says this:

This ruling sets up so much more of nanny taxes and government telling us what we can do and cannot do. Don't buy the right car? It's a tax. Don't buy the right vegetables? Tax. Don't buy the right newspaper? Tax. Don't buy the right music? Another tax.

Mr. Speaker, the power to tax is the power to destroy. So what's the next tax from Big Government?

Congress and the Supreme Court have both had their chance to voice their opinion. Now it's time for the American people to voice theirs.

And that's just the way it is.

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