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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...=nl_pmpolitics

    http://tinyurl.com/yzgdmhk

    Reuters
    Monday, March 22, 2010; 1:21 PM

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Less than 24 hours after the House of Representatives gave final approval to a sweeping overhaul of healthcare, attorneys general from several states on Monday said they will sue to block the plan on constitutional grounds.

    Republican attorneys general in 11 states warned that lawsuits will be filed to stop the federal government overstepping its constitutional powers and usurping states' sovereignty.

    States are concerned the burden of providing healthcare will fall on them without enough federal support.

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    Washington's AG Rob McKenna (R) is joining the suit, the Gov and other Dem leaders are not happy about it.

    http://www.theolympian.com/2010/03/2...odds-over.html

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    I note the following from the newstory....

    >>The announcement by McKenna, a Republican, angered the Democratic governor, who said McKenna did not consult with her, House Speaker Frank Chopp or Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, all Democrats, before making his decision. “I don’t know who he represents,” she said. “He doesn’t represent me.”

    I would opine that the same could be said about many members of the House of Representatives night before last.

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    The States will probably loose as Fed trumps State but, it will keep the debate alive till the mid-term elections. And, as we get more into this very expensive bill, more of it will become exposed for what it is and leading to a repeal/revision.
    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us to no end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
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    Fed does trump State but the Constitution trumps all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Newcomb View Post
    Fed does trump State but the Constitution trumps all.
    Hope your right, I have a feeling though that the Supreme Court will leave it as is.

    I cannot see how all of this will be able to be enacted in just 4 years. Hopefully it gets derailed somehow.
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    I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life.

    We live in Cuba now.

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