Florida AG Pam Bondi: How We'll Defeat Obamacare

Pam Bondi

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’s healthcare initiative is the biggest attempt at a government overreach in U.S. history, Pam Bondi, Florida’s attorney general, who is leading the fight against the program, tells Newsmax.TV.

And that is why Bondi is confident the Supreme Court will vote to overturn the Affordable Care Act after three days of hearings next week.

“We’re optimistic that they will rule in our favor because this is so much bigger than healthcare,” said Bondi in an exclusive interview. “It’s the biggest attempt at an overreach in our history. So we have to fight it and we have to stop it.

“That’s why 26 states, along with the National Federation of Independent Business, are challenging this and that’s why we have been given an unprecedented amount of time, six hours, in front of the court.”

The hearing will start on Monday and go through Wednesday. Attorney Paul Clement will argue the states’ case before the nine justices, while solicitor general Donald Verrilli will defend the law.

“The bottom line is this: the Constitution’s limits on the federal power are real and they must be respected, even if they are inconvenient for the Obama administration’s goal to take over one-sixth of our economy,” said Bondi, a Republican.

The states’ main case is that it is unconstitutional for the federal government to insist that citizens buy anything, including health insurance. “If they can force us to do this, they can force us to do anything,” said Bondi.

Part of Bondi’s optimism is that there has already been a bipartisan decision in favor of striking down the law in the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. “People were playing the numbers game … saying we were going to lose because they had two Clinton appointees and a Bush appointee and look at the opinion we got out of it.”

She is confident that all Supreme Court justices will follow the law and not be guided by their own political views. “I believe when they hear our argument that they will know that this is such an overreach by the federal government,” she said.

Bondi said the Supreme Court case will be split into four distinct parts:

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1 Comment on "Florida AG Pam Bondi: How We'll Defeat Obamacare"

  1. I can't say I have any sympathy for the Obama administratuion. They had the chance to do things in a proper manner: a national health service like the UK's or Canada's or Saudi Arabia's funded by a tax and American largesse, noblesse oblige, if you would, like most of the other sociological extensions that map considerably off the constitutional blueprint, a health care system improved naturally from others by the general decency of American exceptionalism.

    Instead the Democrats chose to pass this overly complicated scheme chock full of overreach (like the bombastic Real Estate sales tax) over the objections of a significant minority of the Congress (the entire Republican membership) and of the American people using a parliamentary trick and without proper debate.

    This administration is it's own worst enemy.

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