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-- -- tours market -- -- everybody has to buy food sooner or later so you define the market as food therefore everybody's in the market.
Therefore you can make people.
That was Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia my next guest is at the forefront of the 26 states challenging Barack Obama's health care mandate.
Ambon the attorney general for the state of Florida joins us welcome general bonding.
Thank you judge for having me on tonight are right.
Can tell us what's gonna happen in the Supreme Court.
We feel confident of course we feel very confident you know as for being a judge has been judging -- that you can never predict.
But I can tell you I feel very confident I love that quote that you play because that was one of the quotes that I -- down and circled when I was sitting it in the courtroom that day.
Because -- that was one of my favorite club quotes from Justice Scalia because basically that's -- at all.
And -- didn't judge this is such an over reach of the federal government like none we've ever seen ever in our history.
And that's why this case is so very import it.
And that's why did extend so much further than health care because if they can do this there would be no limit to what -- -- are on the federal government.
And there's no question I mean is that did the precedent that would be established by this would be incredible -- -- Chipping away chipping away at -- obviously forcing Americans into a stream of commerce.
Odd to be able to require them to buy something but keep the individual mandate is upheld.
What does it mean to everyone who is required you know -- insure themselves what are you talking about per person.
We firmly believe that the individual mandate will be struck down as being unconstitutional.
We estates of course are going to.
All of the law.
And that's what we've done so far we we -- the federal government we got a great opinion in the northern district of Florida.
And then the average he kept -- it's political and then we got the best bipartisan decision in the country bipartisan.
Out of the eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals so we firmly believe that this mandate will be struck down and cons to being unconstitutional because if it's not.
It would put Florida out of business basically.
-- he -- that they're saying to with the Medicaid -- words and they're telling us they're saying.
Hey Florida and most famous every state if you don't participate in this program.
We can take away every single penny of your Medicaid -- and in Florida.
That is while over a billion dollars a year well -- it would lose and that's hard earned tax dollars by Floridians.
Well no no question -- and the but the concept of insuring an additional thirty million people.
At the expense of people will be required to buying insurance and mean it has -- been pretty happy out everyone.
-- -- -- -- -- Our grants waivers to certain individual certain groups like unions.
Already but that stood out to me attorney general is the one of illegal immigrants.
Why should fine being burdened with having to purchase insurance for people who were illegal immigrants'.
You shouldn't and hopefully after June you Walt.
-- -- that's that's absolutely right you know and then that they process.
Without reading it -- they they've admitted that they hadn't fully rabbit.
Without looking at that actuaries and now now we're hearing it's -- well -- for three trillion dollars I mean it's it's.
It's ridiculous it would bankrupt our state it would bankrupt our country and -- it you know what -- -- -- -- not all of reminds stay what I'm hearing from businesses.
Businesses have stopped Green there's geared to death because they don't know what's gonna happen let's assume that the mandate does -- -- in this family constitutional.
All and then at Wharton how isn't enforced it's not attacked it's a penalty.
So they say right.
Well -- -- well yes and that about that's about we can talk about that for a while one day they're arguing that the penalty.
And one day they're arguing that its attacks in Justice Alito caught him on that -- -- he he was.
He questioned them about -- as well.
But certain you know when they had to argue it's not a tax because we've got our president all over the news saying it's not attacks.
And of course that's with -- trying to do.
-- is as they're trying to penalize and financed by not participating in this program if the individual mandate fails does the entire -- fail.
Generally speaking if that individual mandate sales and that's the heart that is the heart of this statute if the mandate fails.
The federal government generally agrees with us on this the huge portions of -- -- -- as well.
Well we certainly will all be watching and thanks to attorney general Pam -- I'm certainly one of the most important cases.
That the Supreme Court will rule on in in many many years just a thought.
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