South Carolina On Its Way To Criminalizing Obamacare

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The South Carolina House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that, if it becomes law, will make it a crime to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care act anywhere in the State.

The so-called “nullification bill” cleared the House on a 65-39 vote. It’s a pretty ambitious bill. Among other things, it would:

  • Give citizens a dollar-for-dollar tax deduction for the amount they pay as a penalty to the Federal government for opting out of mandatory insurance under Obamacare.
  • Authorize the South Carolina Attorney General to issue restraining orders and temporary injunctions to anyone who is deemed to be “causing harm” by following Obamacare.
  • Establishes criminal penalties and civil liability for anyone who attempts to enforce Obamacare.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Vigilant

    “Give citizens a dollar-for-dollar tax deduction for the amount they pay as a penalty to the Federal government for opting out of mandatory insurance under Obamacare.”
    Now that’s as hare brained a scheme as I can think of. SC is saying it will TAX its own citizens to reimburse them for paying a penalty to the USG!
    End result: the feds get paid anyway, and SC taxes its own to redistribute the wealth. The legislators must be inbred.

    • Karolyn

      You got that right – except for the Democrat minority.

  • Doc Sarvis

    SC is also close to electing their former governor who cheated on, not only his wife, but all the citizens of his state by using state resources to support his affair – in Argentina!

    • Karolyn

      He will more than likely be elected by Charleston because all they care about is their money, and he is a conservative, who, it has bee said, was a tea partier before there was one. As one reporter said today, “All he has to do is clear up this stuff with his wife” who is taking him to court for being at her house without permission watching the Super Bowl with their son.

  • Karolyn

    It figures! This state is an abomination! I pray the right person is elected this time. Go Vincent Sheheen! (more or less conservative Democrat).

    • Bob666

      Karolyn,
      Do you believe the democrat has a shot against the former governor in South Carolina?

  • Bob666

    Faith and Freedom action

    I got a robo-call from this organization slamming Obama care and asking to join a petition against Obama Care by just staying on the phone line. Is the extreme right now pulling the “If you don’t say no-you on the petition” game.
    This is sad and it has nothing to do with Obama care, it has everything to do with faking polls and numbers to show support for their cause.

  • Smilee

    Another law that most likely will not withstand Constitutional muster, The SC has already ruled that Obamacare is constitutional, South Carolina will not succeed in this juvenile type law.