Susan Brooks, GOP candidate for the 5th Congressional District, released the following statement in response to today's Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act:
"Like far too many Americans, I am disappointed that the Supreme Court upheld the mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act today," said Susan Brooks.
"From its inception, the Act was ill-conceived and rammed through Congress in a heavy-handed process by President Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress, entirely without consensus and effectively against the will of a majority of the American people. The end result is disastrous for patients, doctors, job creators, state governments and taxpayers. It will fundamentally weaken the most advanced health care system in the world with severe consequences to those who rely on it.
"The majority opinion today affirmed the Constitutional right of this President and his Democrat colleagues to expand the size and reach of the federal government to nearly unfathomable levels, reasserting the government's limitless power to tax citizens and businesses to fund a bad idea.
"Our founding fathers woud be as disappointed as I am. The only alternative for Americans who disagree with this unprecedented expansion of government is supporting Republicans at the ballot box in November who will work hard to repeal it and replace it."