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JONES CALLS SUPREME COURT’S OBAMACARE DECISION A SAD DAY FOR AMERICA
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) expressed extreme disappointment with the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare. The 5-4 decision maintains the controversial individual mandate, making it lawful to tax an individual who does not buy health insurance. The House of Representatives is scheduled to consider legislation to repeal Obamacare during the week of July 9th. Congressman Jones has voted against Obamacare and supported every effort to repeal it in whole or in part, and he will continue to do so.
“This is a sad day for liberty in America. Today a slim majority of the Supreme Court decreed that the federal government can use the power of taxation to force Americans to do whatever it wants. That is outrageous,” said Jones. “In fact, in his majority opinion Chief Justice John Roberts went so far as to state that the federal government also had the power to tax ‘every taxpayer who owns a house without energy efficient windows.’ This should be a wake-up call for Americans. Their freedoms are rapidly being stripped away by an increasingly socialist government. We are headed down a dangerous path, and the only hope for reversing this course is through the ballot box in November.”