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South Carolina plans obstructionism

8:48 pm - 12/19/2012
so in the latest round of "health care for all is SOCIALISM!!!1ONE", South Carolina thinks they can criminalize plan to criminalize any use of the ACA.



South Carolina is considering outlawing Obamacare.

Five Republican South Carolina state representatives introduced a bill last week that, if passed, would send people to jail for trying to implement the Affordable Care Act in South Carolina.

Under the bill, federal officials, employees and contractors implementing Obamacare could face a jail sentence of up to 5 years, and state officials and employees implementing Obamacare could face a jail sentence of up to 2 years.

Calling Obamacare unconstitutional, the "South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act" declares that the law "is invalid in this State, is not recognized by this State, is specifically rejected by this State, and is null and void and of no effect in this State."


South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has not commented on the bill, according to U.S. News & World Report. Her office did not respond to a request for comment from The Huffington Post.

The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-to-4 decision in June that Obamacare's requirement for people to buy health insurance is constitutional. The court leaves it up to the states to decide whether to set up state-run online marketplaces for uninsured people and small businesses to shop for health insurance. If states opt out, the federal government will then run their health-care exchange.

South Carolina and 24 other states have rejected setting up exchanges. The Supreme Court also left it up to states whether to accept federal money to expand Medicaid as part of Obamacare; South Carolina has opted out of doing so.




LOL, who do these people think they are?

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tabaqui 20th-Dec-2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
For fuck's sake. Give it up already. YOU LOST.
thepikey 20th-Dec-2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
The election, or the Civil Fucking War?
tabaqui 20th-Dec-2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
HA!
Yes.

moonshaz 20th-Dec-2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
Both, lol!
arisma 21st-Dec-2012 02:54 pm (UTC)
sio dear mods, i have a tag suggestion!20th-Dec-2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
Give it up already. YOU LOST.

i hereby suggest that this phrase be made a tag :D
tabaqui Re: dear mods, i have a tag suggestion!20th-Dec-2012 11:43 pm (UTC)
Wheeeeeee!
bib_specialist 20th-Dec-2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
Wasn't this issue of state nullification of federal laws actually resolved, oh I don't know, some time ago? Like IN 1865??????
archanglrobriel 20th-Dec-2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
Ok, what part of "the Supreme Court already decided this" is a big mystery to these guys? Is this a "sorta kinda" secession move? They are "sorta kinda" deciding which federal laws they're going to abide by and that means they're "sorta kinda" leaving the Union doesn't it?

BTW, I adore that there is a "not the onion" tag and yet at the same time, I'm really sad that such a tag is necessary.
magenta_girl 20th-Dec-2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
My state sucks. For the most part I can live in a progressive bubble here, but we are so often the fodder for the Daily Show and Colbert Report...
shipperx 20th-Dec-2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
It could be worse.

I live in Alabama.
mskye 20th-Dec-2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
Isn't Colbert a native South Carolinian?
lepapillonvert 21st-Dec-2012 02:14 am (UTC)
Yes, Charleston.
veracity 21st-Dec-2012 12:08 am (UTC)
If it helps, I'm a Georgia girl so I completely understand.
magenta_girl 21st-Dec-2012 02:31 am (UTC)
I lived in Atlanta for almost 15 years myself.
veracity 21st-Dec-2012 02:45 am (UTC)
I'm out in the Gwinnett area. I just kinda stare at the surrounding stupid now.
a_phoenixdragon 20th-Dec-2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
Jesus. Really? Fuck off already...what the hell.
____jonas 20th-Dec-2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
It's funny because by refusing to go along with the ACA, they're handing the federal government complete control, thereby giving up more of their sovereignty.
emofordino 20th-Dec-2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
LOL that is hilarious and awesome, I never thought of it that way! Sucks to be huge babies about the ACA, I guess!
bushy_brow 20th-Dec-2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
Well, they're doing it in the hopes that when it fails, they can point and laugh and say that the federal gov't can't do anything right. 'Course, if it's a huge success (which it probably will be), they're boned. :-D
circumambulate 20th-Dec-2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Yup, and and one step closer to a single–payer system when all the fed-run state exchanges get combined...

I'm happy to let these GOP morons grandstand their way into the last thing they want.
moonshaz 20th-Dec-2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
Talk about poetic justice!
4o5pastmidnight 20th-Dec-2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
... hey dumbasses, you can't just ignore what the Supreme Court says JUST BECAUSE YOU DON'T LIKE IT.
shipperx 20th-Dec-2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
Calling Obamacare unconstitutional, the "South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act" declares that the law "is invalid in this State, is not recognized by this State, is specifically rejected by this State, and is null and void and of no effect in this State."

It's 'unconstitional' because we [stomps foot] say so! Forget law precedent and the Supreme Court. We make this stuff up as we go! State's rights... from the birthplace of the Civil War to defend slavery!!111!!!1!!!! [/mocking]

Too bad we can't rule utter stupidity unconstitutional.
farchivist 20th-Dec-2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
Yes, South Carolina, that nullification stuff worked out so well for you last time. Please, do try it again.
thenakedcat 21st-Dec-2012 03:35 am (UTC)
Given that Virginia has now gone blue two presidential cycles in a row, I think SC is going to be miiiiiiighty disappointed if it tries to get the old band back together for a reunion tour.
shhh_its_s3cr3t 20th-Dec-2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
How's about you get going on that petition to secede, y'all?

Oh because you know you'll be laughed at even more than this? Sure.... go ahead and try again.
bostondreamer 21st-Dec-2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
In my U.S. History I class this semester, one of the first things that the professor said was "If a state is trying to cause trouble, 99% of the time it's South Carolina". I remember thinking at the time "well, they were the first state to secede in the Civil War but that's the only time" and then as the semester went on, I realized just how right my professor was
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