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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, States Rights, Health Care and The Poor

The bigots keep on coming out. From St. Paul, Minn to the deep south, the morons are coming out to say, if a federal health care reform plan passes, it will not apply to their state. Take for instance Gov. Tim Pawlenty who has raised the possibility of not providing health care services to residents of his state (AAPP: probably poor people), suggesting that Minnesota might raise the issue of state's rights to prevent some of the proposed changes from going through.

As reported by Public Radio, During a conference call hosted by the Republican Governor's Association Thursday night, a caller asked whether states could invoke the 10th Amendment to the Constitution to stop President Obama's health care reform plan.

Pawlenty, who is considered a potential challenger to Obama in 2012, said it's a possibility.

"Depending on what the federal government comes out with here, asserting the 10th Amendment may be a viable option, but we don't know the details," said Pawlenty. "We can't get the president to outline what he does or doesn't support in any detail. So we'll have to see. I would have to say that it's a possibility."

Pawlenty also said he hopes Republican governors will be more assertive about state's rights, and even bring up lawsuits to challenge the federal government.

But on Friday, Pawlenty backtracked from those statements. He said he isn't exploring a lawsuit, and he doesn't want Minnesota to secede from the Union. Instead, he said the idea of state's rights should be discussed. More HERE

This guy Gov. is a moron. Good to see he is not running again, at least for Governor. Could you see him as president of the United States? Mr. double talk.

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