Congressman Joe Wilson released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 6079, the Repeal of Obamacare Act.
"The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the President's government healthcare takeover bill is disastrous for our Nation's economy. The 2,700 page bill that was shoved down the throats of every American without their consent has already had over 13,000 pages of government regulations written to implement it. These overreaching government policies will continue to cause great economic uncertainty, slowing economic growth and limiting job creation opportunities for the approximately thirteen million unemployed Americans who are searching for a job. With a national unemployment rate that has remained at or above eight percent for the past forty-one months, it is clear that the President's liberal policies are failing our economy and destroying jobs.
"Our Nation cannot afford the $1.76 trillion price tag or the twenty-one tax hikes soon to be imposed on America's small businesses as a result of full implementation of Obamacare. In order to put our economy back on the path towards prosperity and economic success, Congress must pass healthcare reform legislation aimed at preserving the doctor-patient relationship while promoting private sector job growth. As a proud cosponsor of this legislation, it is my hope that the liberal-controlled Senate will take immediate action and pass this bill, rather than leaving it stalled in the Senate graveyard."