FL attorney general on health care ruling, voter roll purge
Pam Bondi speaks out
- Duration 4:48
- Date Jun 29, 2012
Pam Bondi speaks out
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Hours ago we told you just four hours from now we'll know whether or not obamacare is constitutional or not we know now.
He is constitutional.
It's -- though we thought -- yesterday at this time that it was going to be Justice Kennedy who's going to be the swing vote as it turned out it was the Chief Justice John Roberts.
Who sided with the liberal wing of the Supreme Court.
Yet it was Anthony Kennedy who wrote like a very very angry -- -- I would say is a better word.
Rebuttal to be -- says that the sense of the entire operation penned by bond he's worked extremely hard.
He -- get yesterday to happen she brought it brought it forward through as attorney general.
With in Florida and -- you join us right now we're thoughts.
Thanks so much for joining us and we sailor Saturn Hannity to.
Thought about you guys right away because you do the hard by the blue collar work to get it -- the Supreme Court did you ever think this would be this an area.
Never and I can tell you along the 25 other states in the National Federation of Independent Business we all join forces.
Never did we think any of us you -- you had every possible scenario in your mind as to what the court could do.
This that it would be upheld under the taxing power was never ever ever.
A question for any of -- and it was really sobering day for all of us and -- -- fat and confusing what is it first if not maybe demanded have been thrown out but -- in fact.
It had been along the commerce clause but seeing as attacks so let's take a look at what's -- mean.
For the people watching us this morning this is the tax for not buying health insurance when obamacare kicks in 2014.
As an adult you pay 95 dollars but by 2016 you'll pay 695.
A family would be to 85 initially in 2014 and then 2000.
85 PM does -- not do exactly what the president promised it.
Would not do which is tax the middle class while did you hear him say about a hundred optimistic.
That I will not not act does not attack us this isn't over.
For billion dollar tax is what this is American people but that's what the president has done -- said that's all listed as this is a huge tax increase.
And now we have the Supreme Court and tossed it right back in the political arena.
And that's where we are right now I mean -- -- -- political statements about we'll kick these people out of office basically assuming you know what I opinions.
With this particular tax.
Remember the way it was described by the Democrats was.
You've got we're gonna force everybody to buy insurance -- if you don't you're gonna pay a penalty so Justice Roberts say well wait a minute it's not -- a penalty.
Because under the commerce clause we can't compel you to buy something so it's.
I'd like its attacks he -- you -- it to make it legal so in other words you're gonna have to paint attacks.
For something you don't do if you don't -- you've got to pay a tax what is this Russia.
If I knowledge about scared are becoming socialists frankly and that's a bit the only good thing about the opinion of course was the limiting power of the commerce clause.
Because that really scared us to death because that they could do that.
They could do anything under the commerce clause meaning the federal government.
They could force -- bicycle that silver went again that's a silver lining in the limited the Medicaid XP and and let me ask you this question because you're an attorney and you're the attorney general for the state of Florida some people are making the claim.
-- political correctness could've gotten to the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Where do you fall on that as a lawyer you know as an attorney as -- chief legal officer for Florida.
I'm always get a hold.
The United States Supreme Court in the highest regard.
No matter what we have to -- because no matter how messed up we are right now we have the best system of justice in the country I got to ask you this.
-- by state you're not going to be forced.
If you do not to this thing with Medicaid you that you cannot be penalized.
So can Bobby Jindal -- you know the governor of Florida any governor that doesn't agree with this look -- they not comply.
With the Medicaid mandate which would.
Mean that there would be no pool of the uninsured to draw from.
Yes -- yes we're not forced to comply with that it was coercion one of the questions asked in -- during that -- hearings that I was then.
That one of the justices asked if we put it if you put a gun to my head and save your money your your life and you -- your life that's not coercion.
And that's basically what they're saying hey Florida if you don't participate in this we're gonna pull every penny of your Medicaid funding.
Which indicated that it cannot do that any longer about the -- of them.
And one of the positive is if you gotta look on the bright side is that the court.
24 hours ago we said that it was in danger of looking political -- does not look political today.
But -- and I look at it.
-- John Roberts we thought was gonna side with the conservative side he did not.
Attorney general of Florida thank you very much for dropping but it is a pleasure having me crazy and radio and we'll get a little off.