January 31, 2011
Statement from Lt. Governor Kinder on Florida Judge’s Federal Health Care Law Ruling
JEFFERSON CITY – Lt. Governor Peter Kinder today released the following statement after a federal judge in Florida has ruled that the federal health care law is unconstitutional:
"Today´s decision is yet another victory against the overstepping and overreach of Obamacare. Judge Vinson´s ruling continues to confirm that when Congress passed this law they infringed on the constitutional liberties and freedoms of the American people. It is clear that Congress does not have the authority to mandate every American purchase health insurance and that the Health Care Law is unconstitutional.
"As I await a ruling on my lawsuit in Missouri, I am encouraged by today´s decision and the further support it gives to the claims of Missourians against Obamacare. Judge Vinson’s ruling states what Missourians said in August, by an overwhelming vote of 71%, and what both houses of the Missouri legislature said this month, that the individual mandate cannot stand. We must continue to fight for our freedoms against unconstitutional Government infringement."