Attorney General Plans to File Lawsuit

Florida's Attorney General is following last night's historic vote with plans to file a lawsuit to block the plan on constitutional grounds.

"When you are going to buy car insurance or being required to do it, you are doing some act in commerce. You are buying the car, you are going to drive the car. In this case you're sitting in a chair doing nothing. You are required to buy a health insurance policy you are engaging in no commerce what so ever, none, zero zippo." said Attorney general Bill Mccollum.

McCollum says he will join attorney generals from at least nine other states to challenge the law. Illinois is not one of those states. He says the legislation is illegal because it requires people to purchase health insurance, therefore infringing on their personal rights. He also says the measure will force the federal government to use its power to force states to spend billions of dollars they don't have, thus violating a state's constiutional right to sovereignty. McCollum says he will officially file the lawsuit when president barack obama signs the health care legislation into law.

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  • by joe Location: Rockford on Mar 23, 2010 at 07:18 AM
    Why isn't our AG filing too. Oh I forgot, her dad is the do everything for Chicago and do nothing for the state speaker of the house and she can't. I saw on the wrex website a list of all the things that will change because because of the new law, things that are different than Illinois law.WHY ISN"T OUR STATE LEGISLATURE CHANGING OUR LAW? Oh I forgot again, it doesn't benefit Chicago to make changes that benefit the rest of the state. Politics in this country is totally and completely broken and our elected officials(local, county, state and federal have long ago forgotten who they work for. We need to vote them all out and start over and take back control of all of our governmental bodies while we are allowed to vote. We are now a country run by "royal" decree from Washington.
  • by Paula Location: Houston, Texas on Mar 22, 2010 at 07:10 PM
    I am impressed by the bold move that the AG's for these sta taktes are poised to take. It is time that our Congress remembered who they are working for (and that isn't the President!). The behavior of Congress in this matter has been appalling from Congressman saying ridiculous things like they can't read the bill because it's over 1000 pages long (I guess he forgot that this is part of the job he was elected to) to the Speaker of the House and her complete disregard for the will of the American People. I'm proud to be a Texan and have Gregg Abbott as our AG who is willing to put his principles on the line and let our voices be heard! Congress better remember that the election process can vote the useless lazy ones out of office just as easily as they were voted into office. Congress works for us and apparently they have forgotten about the Constitution they took an oath to uphold, defend and protect. A reminder is in order.
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