UPDATE: GA-12 candidates on ObamaCare repeal

After the Supreme Court’s disappointing decision in the ObamaCare case, Wright McLeod, a candidate running for the GOP nomination in GA-12, released an ad noting that the “fight against ObamaCare is far from over”; promising to “introduce legislation on Day 1 to repeal ObamaCare, before it cripples our economy.”

Rick Allen also expressed his disappointment:

“When this morning began, we knew that President Obama’s healthcare law was unaffordable, unsustainable and unpopular. We knew that it would saddle future generations with trillions more in additional debt, reduce the quality of healthcare for all Americans and that it would kill any hope for job-creation in this country.

Nothing the Supreme Court said today changed the fact that this is one of the worst pieces of legislation to pass the U.S. Congress in my lifetime. It was bad policy yesterday, it’s bad policy today and it will still be bad policy tomorrow.

Today’s decision also confirmed what I’ve been saying for the last two years – Obamacare is not only a massive tax-hike on small-business owners, it’s potentially the largest middle-class tax-increase in American history.

More than anything, this decision underscores exactly what is at stake this November. The only way we can get rid of Obamacare now is to defeat Barack Obama and John Barrow. John Barrow supported Obamacare – I oppose it. That is the very simple choice that we will be presenting to Georgia voters from now until November 6th.”

And State Rep. Lee Anderson called the individual mandate the “largest tax increase in American history”:

“Despite today’s decision by the Supreme Court, ObamaCare is still a disaster for working families. The mandate, now called a tax by the Court, is the largest tax increase in our Nation’s history and I will fight to repeal it. ObamaCare creates new tax increases and burdensome new regulations on small businesses that hurt their ability to create jobs. In order to take back control of our healthcare from Washington, we need to plow Congress under and elect those that will repeal this disaster. Americans know that Washington simply can’t be trusted with something as important as personal medical decisions.

“If anything has been made clear from today’s ruling, it is that we must still be vigilant in the protection of our liberties. Congress must repeal this disastrous government takeover of healthcare that has failed to reduce costs or improve care. Unless ObamaCare is repealed immediately, millions of American families will lose their current healthcare coverage and will be forced into new government-run healthcare programs. In addition, several new ObamaCare taxes and burdensome regulations on small businesses are set to go into effect in the next two years. We must repeal ObamaCare before it can do any more harm to the economy.”

Maria Sheffield’s team also e-mailed in this statement:

Today, the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare. ObamaCare is still a disaster for working families. In order to take back control of our healthcare from Washington, voters must replace Democrats who refuse to repeal this disaster.

The Supreme Court says ObamaCare is a tax on every American. Congressman John Barrow voted for the ObamaCare tax – I support a full repeal of ObamaCare and the ObamaCareTax. Congressman John Barrow – let’s have an election.

Unless ObamaCare is repealed immediately, millions of American families will lose their current healthcare coverage and will be forced into new government-run healthcare programs.

Several new ObamaCare taxes and burdensome regulations on small businesses are set to go into effect in the next two years. We must repeal ObamaCare before it can do any more harm to the economy.

My opponent Congressman John Barrow who says he is “working hand-in-hand” with Obama in Georgia doing the John Barrow Washington Doubletalk Two-Step voted against ObamaCare before he voted for it.

No matter how much Congressman John Barrow tries to lie and spin, when it counted, Congressman John Barrow voted to uphold ObamaCare in Congress and that is reason alone for Congressman John Barrow to be fired by the taxpayers of GA12.

It’s unfortunate that Democrats are refusing to repeal ObamaCare despite growing evidence that it increases healthcare costs and explodes the deficit. The fact is ObamaCare is an economic issue.

ObamaCare creates new tax increases and burdensome new regulations on small businesses that hurt their ability to create jobs. Republicans have proposed several plans to create jobs, but as with ObamaCare, Democrats are standing in the way because they think more government and more spending is the solution.

America needs affordable healthcare reform that actually reduces rising healthcare costs. Democrats passed their 2,700 page bill in the dead of night without even reading it and ObamaCare’s many broken promises are proof of the failure of that approach.

Every day ObamaCare is allowed to remain in effect – our healthcare costs increase, the deficit grows, our country loses jobs and seniors face the threat of denied care. We won’t repeat the Democrats’ mistakes. Republicans’ principles for healthcare reform will be expanding patient choices and flexibility and making sure medical decisions are made by families, not government bureaucrats.

Congressman John Barrow needs to explain why Democrats rammed through this irresponsible law and massive tax increase instead of working together to find a lasting healthcare solution. Republicans are committed to affordable healthcare reform to make sure we can protect American taxpayers.

We won’t repeat the Democrat mistakes.

America still needs healthcare reform that reduces rising healthcare costs, but not ObamaCare. We need gradual, affordable healthcare reform, not a big confusing mess like ObamaCare. Too many Democrats believe we need ObamaCare and Congressman John Barrow voted for Obamacare when he voted to sustain it in Congress.

America continues to need healthcare reform that increases patient choices and lowers healthcare costs. Where ObamaCare takes healthcare choices away from families, Republicans will fight to increase families’ control of their healthcare decisions and improve healthcare choices.If ObamaCare has taught us anything, it is that Americans deserve control over their own medical decisions, not Washington bureaucrats.

One clear difference between Maria Sheffield and John Barrow is John Barrow said he is working hand in hand with Obama and supports ObamaCare and Maria Sheffield is going to go to Congress to stop Obama and Obamacare.

The Obama-Barrow Agenda is a clear and present danger to the United States of America.

Sheffield’s also sent this video:

12 comments

  1. xdog says:

    Standard Freedom Works ginned outrage. I’m sure we’ll see plenty of Tea Partiers on Medicare this 4th too. Got anything else?

  2. saltycracker says:

    “America needs affordable healthcare reform that actually reduces rising healthcare costs.”

    So we kill Obamacare, then what ?
    We repeal the law on healthcare for illegals ?
    We tell folks to get responsible, get coverage or try your local charity ?
    We tell the numbskull that saved money by not covering his famly then his wife gets in big trouble, tough luck buddy ?
    We open the doors to competition and innovation across all layers of healthcare when our buddy who just made a colossal donation says, that’s BS, he spent billions in development ?

    That’s all good by me, but it might be hard to legislate.

    Let’s hear some good alternatives to what we agree is bad law….

  3. saltycracker says:

    Should have mentioned what to do about the inability or unwillingness to control fraud in government programs medicare, medicaid, social security disability, food stamps…….

    Medicaid is another position to get on the campaign table – what now with the expansion ?
    Georgia opposed it. But take a look at the the links below. That might change.

    The Feds currently pay 57% of medicaid and expanded will pay 100% for a while then 90%.
    The boost in enrollment is 56.7% more folks than current in Georgia (a hard hit state).
    90% paid from the Feds vs. 57% now, makes it a tough call to walk on just from a state financial position.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/map-where-obamacare-expand-medicaid-most-175400889.html

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-28/scotus-takes-away-medicaid-stick-but-leaves-big-carrot.html

    • John Konop says:

      You make a valid point, if this is the largest tax increase ever, it would be for people free loading off the healthcare system. I guess some would rather have them use tax payers as an emergency healthcare policy over making them pay?

  4. analogkid says:

    Do Anderson and Sheffield have the same campaign manager or did one of them just blatantly plagiarize the other? Some of the text is identical.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      They copied other folks. I’m sure everyone in America tomorrow will be parroting Sheffield and blaming Obamacare on the only white Dem in the Southern U.S.A. Please.

  5. southernpol says:

    Not just identical… The exact same sentence is found in both:

    “ObamaCare creates new tax increases and burdensome new regulations on small businesses that hurt their ability to create jobs.”

    Which one plagerized? Who can’t speak for themselves when they are sent to DC? Based on reading the two statements, I have a guess.

    • saltycracker says:

      Maybe they just liked the way someone else said something……is it true, did they believe it ?

    • analogkid says:

      That’s what I meant by “identical.”

      These three sentences also appear in both:

      “Unless ObamaCare is repealed immediately, millions of American families will lose their current healthcare coverage and will be forced into new government-run healthcare programs.

      [In addition, s]everal new ObamaCare taxes and burdensome regulations on small businesses are set to go into effect in the next two years. We must repeal ObamaCare before it can do any more harm to the economy.”

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