Tea Party wants complete repeal of ObamaCare
As the Supreme Court of the United States wraps up oral arguments today on the constitutionality of ObamaCare, various area conservative and Tea Party leaders made clear that they are not relying solely on the court's verdict to undo the extremely controversial and increasingly unpopular law.
"The U.S. Supreme Court is not the only remedy for deconstructing this disastrous piece of legislation," said Independence Hall Tea Party Association president, Teri Adams. "Even though we are confidant that the court will overturn the law in part or in full, we will not rest.
"This November, we will hold accountable, at the ballot box, those lawmakers responsible for ramming ObamaCare down our collective throats. And come January, 2013 we will repeal what, if anything, is left of the law after the high court rules on its constitutionality."
Speakers at the Association's Tri-State Repeal ObamaCare Press Conference last Friday, marking the second anniversary of the law's passage, expressed reasons why the legislation needed to be repealed.
The arguments included the unconstitutional nature of the legislation's mandates and penalties; its negative impact on the cost of private insurance - and the availability of that insurance; its negative impact on the quality and availability of care; and the excessive burden the legislation will place on taxpayers and the federal deficit.