AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry, raising the specter of a showdown with the Obama administration, suggested Thursday that he would consider invoking states' rights protections under the 10th Amendment to resist the president's healthcare plan, which he said would be "disastrous" for Texas.
Interviewed by conservative talk show host Mark Davis of Dallas' WBAP radio, Perry said his first hope is that Congress will defeat the plan, which both Perry and Davis described as "Obama Care." But he predicted that Texas and a number of states might take steps to resist the new federal health mandates if they pass Congress.
Perry said the healthcare plan was another example of the "massive takeover of the private sector economy" by the Obama administration.
"I hope our leaders will look for solutions that don't dig our country further into debt," he said. "You look at all this debt load that we're carrying right now and it's a scary situation from my perspective."
Perry called on Texans in the House and Senate to oppose the plan. "I can't imagine that anyone from Texas who cares about this state would vote for Obama Care, I don't care whether you're Democrat or Republican," he said.
Of those Texans who might consider supporting the plan, he said: "This may sound a little bit harsh, but they might ought to consider representing some other state because they're sure not representing Texas."
Friday, July 24, 2009
Rick sez no to Obama's health care...
"Fresh off the boat" from Iraq, Rick went on right wing talk radio to discuss his trip. The conversation went toward health care reform (link). Excerpts follow...
Kay has also been strongly against Obama's health care proposals. She has had op eds in the newspaper... she went on Squawk Box... as covered here already.
From the looks of it Obama's plans are failing, but you never know... the Democrats have super majorities.