Maggart: SCOTUS Heath Care Ruling ‘Beginning of a New Battle Against Washington’

Statement from House Republican Caucus Leader Debra Maggart, R-Hendersonville; June 28, 2012: 

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Following this morning’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act, Representative Debra Maggart (R—Hendersonville), who serves as the Chairwoman of the House Republican Caucus, released the following statement:

“This is disappointing on a number of fronts. All of us know that limited government is a uniquely-American principle. Today’s decision goes against that principle.

“However, now is not the time to sulk. This signals the beginning of a new battle against Washington. States other than Tennessee are facing huge deficits and ObamaCare will only drown them in red ink. We must find a better solution to our rising health care costs and that begins with improving our economy.

“Make no mistake about it, we are going to continue pushing back. I am going to fight for the health care rights of Tennesseans and I won’t be satisfied until there is some measure of personal liberty back in health care decisions.”

  • John Harris

    Maggart and others have been in office for the ENTIRE time that Obama was in office and the ENTIRE time that this federal agenda has existed. It appears that they did not do anything as state legislators under the 10th Amendment or otherwise to derail this legislation and massive federal tax ALTHOUGH THEY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO since at least 2008.

    So, now DEBRA MAGGART claims that the Supreme Court’s ruling is a reason to return failed incumbents back to the General Assemblies across this country and others, like Diane Black, back to Congress. Perhaps, more candidly it is a reason to replace these incumbents who have sold out the citizens for corporate funding, like Maggart, and replace them with new stewards who are willing to truly protect the citizens and the state against a federal government (and increasingly state and local governments – i.e., the Davidson county tax increase) that is out of control.

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  • Donna De Sopo

    Amen John! It makes me laugh to listen to Maggart, a long in the tooth politician who only serves her special interest. I am elated that others see through her polished lies. Don’t be fooled people, she only cares about her power and elevating her boyfriend Paul Goode. The conflicts of interest are rampant in H-ville. Why we must send these incumbents packing! If she is really “fighting” Obama care, tell me why didn’t she speak out against our state accepting >$8MILLION in grant money to implement state-run exchanges while other states like Wisconsin sent the grant money back?!!! Check out the facts:
    http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2011/05/exchanges/tn.html

    Tennessee Affordable Insurance Exchange Grants Awards List
    Tennessee has received four grant awards to build its Affordable Insurance Exchange. This includes a Planning Grant, and three Level One Establishment Grants.
    Summaries of Tennessee’s applications for each grant are provided below:
    Establishment Grant Level One Application Summary
    Administrator: Tennessee Bureau of TennCare
    Award Amount: $1,560,220; $2,249,945; $4,300,000
    Application Due Date: September 30, 2011; December 30, 2011; March 30, 2012
    Level of Funding: Level One