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Wednesday
Feb022011

AFP - Health care repeal vote in Senate within 24 hours

Remember when Harry Reid said there would be no Senate vote on repealing the Pelosi\Redi\Obama health care takeover?

Well, thanks to Republican Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell's work every senator will now have a recorded vote on repealing this boondoggle -- most likely this week.
 
Please take action right now CLICK HERE to make sure your two senators get the message to vote YES on repeal.  
 
I'm asking you to act even if you know your senator is a likely NO vote or even if your senator is a likely YES vote.  Every senator needs to know that grassroots Americans are still fired up on this issue.  Believe me, it matters when folks like you are burning up the email and phone lines on a crucial issue like this.  We've seen it before when we were helping defeat card check and cap-and-trade and the lame duck budget.  
 
Here are the details on how this vote is happening:  The Senate will begin debate on an FAA reauthorization bill. At this time any senator can walk to the floor and offer his or her amendment to the bill. Senator Jim DeMint deferred to Leader Mitch McConnell who has used Rule 14 to hold a vote on the House-passed ObamaCare repeal during this process.
 
We've seen the hypocrisy as the Obama White House has given 733 waiver (and counting) to allied unions and corporations so that they do not have to comply with some of the job destroying portions of this legislation.  We've seen the rising costs of insurance premiums for many Americans due to this law.  We know the costs -- literally trillions more in coming years as yet another new entitlement will push us even closer to bankruptcy.   
 
Again, even if your senators are already planning to vote for repeal, they need to hear from you that they are doing the right thing.  It can be lonely on Capitol Hill trying to fight off one big government takeover after another.  But with help and support from AFP's grassroots activists our small government conservatives will be rejuvenated to continue the fight.
 
Take action today and urge your senators to vote Yes to repeal ObamaCare.

Already this week we have heard from a federal judge in Florida who confirmed what common sense has told us all along: ObamaCare is unconstitutional.  Never before in our great country's history has the federal government attempted to force its citizens to buy a product from a private company against their will.  ObamaCare's individual mandate does just that.  The Supreme Court will have the final say, but the People's representatives don't need to wait for that ruling to repeal what we all know is a massive government overreach.  
 
Remember when then Speaker Pelosi mocked a reporter for daring to ask if this legislation had Constitutional issues? She actually said, "Are you serious?" in response.  
 
Thankfully, judges are now saying yes Nancy Pelosi the Constitution does matter.
 
But, here's the thing.  We cannot wait for final Supreme Court action in 2 or 3 years.  By then tens-of-billions will have been spent.  Thousands of new government bureaucrats hired.  Freedoms taken away.  Government mandates and red tape piled on.  
 
We've got to keep up the pressure right now.  
 
So, before your senator vote this week on REPEAL make sure they hear from us!  
 
Sincerely,

 Tim's Signature

Tim Phillips
President
Americans for Prosperity
 
PS:  Yes, the odds are against us on this Senate vote.  Getting 60 votes is exceedingly difficult.  But, this vote will put every senator on record after it's now even more clear that this legislation is bad for our families and disastrous for our nation.  CLICK HERE NOW.
 
Get your friends and family involved now before this REPEAL vote by forwarding this email.



Wednesday
Feb022011

CHQ - Obamacare Unconstitutional? Roger That! 

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Obamacare Unconstitutional?  Roger That!
American Spectator - Though not a total victory for freedom, federal Judge Roger Vinson's ruling yesterday constitutes a severe blow to proponents of state power as exemplified by Obamacare. Vinson found Obamacare's insurance purchase mandate to be unconstitutional, completely rejecting the argument that the federal government can compel you to buy something.

Florida Obamacare Ruling Gives Republicans Firepower
Politico - 2010's electoral tidal wave swept Republicans into power in the House and helped balance out the Senate, and yesterday's ruling on Obamacare only enhances the GOP's strong position in Washington. Republican leaders are now looking to several potentially wavering Democrats to force a vote in the Senate to repeal the disastrous health law.

Edwin Meese:  Reagan Took Advantage of Being Underestimated
Washington Examiner - Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese spent over 30 years working closely with Ronald Reagan, and says it was the greatest privilege of his life. Meese relays several examples of Reagan's ability to turn principle into policy, just one of the rare qualities that made Reagan unique and still beloved by Americans.

Would the South Carolina Political Class Try to Sabotage Jim DeMint?
National Review Online (blog) - Close observers are saying that, even if South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint did decide to run for president in 2012, there's a good possibility he'd face political sabotage (like Gov. Nikki Haley did during last year's campaign) from political elites in his own state.

Herman Cain Delivers the Real SOTU - by the Numbers
World Net Daily - Potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain says the real numbers on the economy and in foreign policy paint quite a different picture from the one that President Obama introduced in his State of the Union address last week.

In addition to the above stories,
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Wednesday
Feb022011

ALG Praises Wisconsin Attorney General for Following the Law, Demands Obama "Cease and Desist" 

February 2nd, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement praising Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen for following federal Judge Roger Vinson's decision striking down the government takeover of health care:

"Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has taken the proper step of following the law, which now says that ObamaCare is unconstitutional in its entirety, relieving Wisconsin of any obligation to follow it.  Every Attorney General in the nation must follow Attorney General Van Hollen's lead, and halt any actions to implement this unconstitutional law.  To do otherwise will open states up to legal liability.

"Instead, all states should join with the American people in demanding that Barack Obama cease and desist from any and all implementation of the law.  The nation is now free from any compulsion to follow the dictates of Washington.

"All regulations derived from the health care takeover have also been voided by Judge Vinson's ruling, and every bureaucrat at the Department of Health and Human Services must stop what they are doing this instant.  Obama has to follow the law, and ensure that every single employee of the executive branch does the same. 

"The rule of law must prevail in this instance.  Unless and until Judge Vinson's decision is overturned by a higher court, the federal government must follow it.   The judiciary is a co-equal branch of government, whose decisions carry the full force of the law.  Judge Vinson's decision bars any further implementation of ObamaCare."

Attachments:

"The Week Ahead Analyzes Judge Vinson's Ruling," Video News Segment, February 1st, 2011.

"Judge Stops ObamaCare, but Who Will Stop Obama?" February 2nd, 2011, by Robert Romano, Senior Editor, Americans for Limited Government.

Tuesday
Feb012011

Pawlenty Statement on Federal Court Ruling on Obamacare

"Today's court ruling correctly affirms that President Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress's health care takeover violates the U.S. Constitution. An individual health-care mandate is an unconstitutional power grab by the Federal government and drags our health care system in the wrong direction. This ruling is a big victory for states' rights, the U.S. Constitution and market-based health care reform. I was proud to join this federal lawsuit challenging Obamacare's individual mandate and am optimistic that higher courts will uphold the ruling."



Tuesday
Feb012011

ALG - Florida Judge Rules ObamaCare Unconstitutional

January 31st, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Bill Wilson, President of Americans for Limited Government, released the following statement after Florida Judge Vinson ruled ObamaCare unconstitutional.

"For the second time, the federal courts have ruled that the federal government's takeover of the health care system is unconstitutional.  Congress needs to act now to defund the regulation writing on this unconstitutional law to prevent further damage from being done to our nation's health care system.   It is clear with a majority of states suing to stop the law, that it is unpopular, unconstitutional and unenforceable.  Congress needs to act now to correct this mistake."

 

With all Americans increasingly concerned about the unsustainable debt Obama and his cohorts have imposed on taxpayers, stopping any further advance of ObamaCare is vital to getting our fiscal house in order.  First, stop any further regulation or dictates to the states.  Second, repeal the law outright.  And finally, move with common sense, market-based proposals to make the necessary repairs.  Judge Vinson, following the ruling by Judge Hudson, has done a great service to the American people by beginning this crucial process."