March 19, 2011
And that rat smells just like the one in Oklahoma.
March 18, 2011
The Spartanburg Tea Party asks:
Why set up “exchange plan” for a law that is unconstitutional?
Were South Carolina Republican leaders not listening last November? Did they not get the message that the people of the Palmetto state are fed up with the direction in which Barack Obama and his socialist allies in Washington are taking our country?
Across our state and our country, conservatives and tea party members rallied against “Obamacare” last year – and the Republican Party seized upon our righteous indignation by promising to repeal the law and block its implementation at the state level. These promises were among the main reasons Republicans were swept into office at the state and national level. Why, then, are Palmetto “Republicans” now actively seeking to implement Obamacare here in South Carolina? Why is a bill “to provide for the establishment of the South Carolina Health Benefit Exchange pursuant to the federal health care act” receiving considerable Republican support in the S.C. House of Representatives?
In fact not only are efforts underway to move this bill through the “GOP-controlled” Ways and Means committee, but the legislation – which would set up a taxpayer-funded panel to implement the exchange in South Carolina – is being sponsored by numerous Republican lawmakers. Needless to say supporting the implementation of Obamacare is not the sort of leadership that tea party members are expecting from our leaders in Columbia. In fact this duplicity seems to be a repeat of the fight over Obama’s so-called “stimulus,” which saw many Republican leaders object to this bureaucratic bailout only to turn around and greedily lap up its federal largess.