CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) and House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) today commended Executive Councilors Daniel St. Hillaire (R-Concord), Christopher Sununu (R-Newfields), and David Wheeler (R-Milford) for their vote to table a contract that would bring in a $333,000 federal grant to begin implementing an ObamaCare insurance exchange in New Hampshire.
House Speaker William O’Brien
“Continually Americans and Granite Staters have demonstrated they are opposed to ObamaCare. Further, given the strong possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court could find ObamaCare unconstitutional, it makes no sense to waste $333,000 of the taxpayers’ money. We congratulate the executive councilors who took a principled stance in not approving this contract and hope that it will ultimately be rejected and the money sent back to Washington. We, in New Hampshire, are not interested in these costly mandates that persistently have federal strings attached. When the money gets back to Washington it should be used to cut the federal debt – an idea our taxpayers certainly would support.”
House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt
“Last November, a major reason why the voters repudiated the big-government Democrat agenda was because of their plan to take over Americans’ health care. Republicans campaigned on a clear message of restoring our freedom to make our own health care decisions and I commend the Executive Councilors who voted against approval for keeping their word. We will work hard to elect a Republican to the corner office in November as it is clear the likes of Maggie Hassan and any other Democrat gubernatorial candidate will remain in lock-step with Obama in forcing this disastrous healthcare takeover down our throats. Republicans will continue to take every opportunity to block this assault on our liberty.”