Not to double-post on Light29ID’s post, but the whole statement of Governor Perry’s is as truly Texan as anything can be, so we have to link to it in full.

In the ObamaCare plan, the federal government sought to force the states to expand their Medicaid programs by, in the words of the Supreme Court – putting a gun to their heads. Now
that the “gun to the head” has been removed, please relay this message to the President: I oppose both the expansion of Medicaid as provided in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
and the creation of a so-called “state” insurance exchange, because both represent brazen intrusions into the sovereignty of our state.

And you really, really don’t want to brazenly intrude on the sovereignty of the Republic of Texas. We’re like to become downright uncivil at some point if it goes on for too long. Only saying this because you and your master don’t seem too burdened by book learning, which you might want to remedy at some point.

I stand proudly with the growing chorus of governors who reject the PPACA power grab. Thank God and our nation’s founders that we have the right to do so.

Not to mention the duty. Look that up as well, ma’am.

Neither a”state” exchange nor the expansion of Medicaid under the Orwellian-named PPACA would result in better “patient protection” or in more “affordable care.” What they would do is make Texas a mere appendage of the federal government when it comes to health care.

We leave the being appendages to y’all up in DC. ‘Cept we call y’all “appendices” since we all know that y’all are there, but try as we might we haven’t yet found out what the use for y’all is.

The PPACA does not truly allow states to create and operate their own exchanges. Instead, it gives the federal government the final say as to which insurance plans can operate in a so-called “state” exchange, what benefits those plans must provide, and what price controls and cost limits will apply. It leaves many questions to be answered later through federal “future rulemaking.” In short, it essentially treats the states like subcontractors through which the federal government can control the insurance markets and pursue federal priorities rather than those of the individual states.

Tenth Amendment. Have you even READ it? Add that to your mandatory reading list, ma’am.

Through its proposed expansion of Medicaid, the PPACA would simply enlarge a broken system that is already financially unsustainable. Medicaid is a system of inflexible mandates, one-size-fits-all requirements, and wasteful, bureaucratic inefficiencies.

Or, as we call it down here: “Washington DC.”

Expanding it as the PPACA provides would only exacerbate the failure of the current system, and would threaten even Texas with financial ruin.

And we’ve so far managed to survive anything you no-good bureaucrat weasels have thrown at us, which is quite a bit. We’re just pointing out that maybe you ought to quit flinging shit at us or we might just start flinging some shit of our own back in your general direction. At high velocities.

I look forward to implementing health care solutions that are right for the people of Texas. I urge you to support me in that effort. In the meantime, the PPACA’s unsound encroachments
will find no foothold here.

Bless your heart.

Now git.

Thatisall.

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Cannon Fodder
Cannon Fodder
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July 10, 2012 01:50

Haven’t seen what, if anything, my governor has said. But Texas has one with some balls.

And FIRST!!!!! :em07:

timtitan
timtitan
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July 10, 2012 02:29

annnd Texas goes up in the rankings of “Places I’d love to call home” :em01:

VAconservative
VAconservative
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July 10, 2012 05:35

Cannon Fodder @ #:

Nor a word from “pick me for VEEP” Bob McDonnel here in Virginia.

dasbow
dasbow
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July 10, 2012 07:22

Well, that’s nice and all, but why in the everlovin’ fuck could Gov Perry not do that on the campaign trail or in the debates?!?!?! If he had just masqueraded as himself when he was campaigning we would have had ourselves a genuine conservative to run against Teh Messiah. Fuck, oh fuck, oh fuckity fuck. Dammit – fuck.

JakeTheSnake
JakeTheSnake
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July 10, 2012 07:31

Emperor Misha I says:

ObamaTaxCare is DOA if half the union decides to tell it to go fuck itself.

Where is the “extreme like” button?

BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK)
BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK)
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July 10, 2012 08:23

dasbow says: Well, that’s nice and all, but why in the everlovin’ fuck could Gov Perry not do that on the campaign trail or in the debates?!?!?! If he had just masqueraded as himself when he was campaigning we would have had ourselves a genuine conservative to run against Teh Messiah. Fuck, oh fuck, oh fuckity fuck. Dammit – fuck.… Read more »

LC SecondMouse
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July 10, 2012 10:38

The problem that Perry and the other governors had was that the legislation as written allowed the federal government to punish states that chose to opt out of ObamaTaxCare by pulling the rest of their Medicaid funding, which would be a huge hit to state budgets. When SCOTUS essentially ruled that extortion was still illegal, and the feds could not… Read more »

dasbow
dasbow
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July 10, 2012 11:45

Just came upon this at the Conservative Treehouse:

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LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
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July 10, 2012 16:35

BigDogg @ # 7: I’m still favoring dasbow’s statement. And since it appears we’re still in the “lesser of two evils” routine, Rick Perry would still have been in the “FAR lesser of two evils” position.
dasbow @ # 9: LOVE IT!

Bitter Clinger
Bitter Clinger
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July 10, 2012 20:25

Our lovely governor in the “Reddest state in the union :em05: ” has yet to even set a deadline as far as an answer goes. Get on the ball Mary “quite contrary” Fallin! :em08:

LC SecondMouse
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July 10, 2012 20:56

dasbow @ #9:

Brilliant imagery!

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek
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July 10, 2012 22:26

So glad I moved to Texas. So. Glad.

IgnatiusHood
IgnatiusHood
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July 11, 2012 14:35

It appears as though my State, Nebraska, has too said thanks but fuck no. Not as eloquent as the Govenor of the Great State of Texas but the reply is very Nebraskan, understated and polite, but direct as always. “The bottom line is the unfunded Medicaid expansion will ultimately cost the State of Nebraska hundreds of millions of dollars. Furthermore,… Read more »

Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R
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July 11, 2012 18:27

Hey! Another Cornhusker. That makes three now that I’m aware of. Maybe it’s time for a mini-husker fest!

IgnatiusHood
IgnatiusHood
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July 12, 2012 09:47

LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. @ #: I’ve been lurking for years here, but this particular Blog Post made me register and reply. I bleed Husker Red. Born and Raised in Omaha Nebraska and a current resident of Ralston Nebraska and if there is a nicer state in the union I haven’t been there yet! Not to disparage the great state… Read more »

Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R
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July 12, 2012 10:31

IgnatiusHood says: a current resident of Ralston Down in Bellevue, myself. IgnatiusHood says: Our Govenor and our Republican Senator and Congressmen have given me hope that we might just be able to turn this whole damn thing around. I think Deb Fischer is gonna kick Kerry’s butt and send him with his tail between his legs BACK to the east… Read more »

dasbow
dasbow
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July 13, 2012 09:22

Can anybody send me a couple Runzas?

LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard
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July 13, 2012 10:41

the legislation as written allowed the federal government to punish states that chose to opt out of ObamaTaxCare by pulling the rest of their Medicaid funding Okay, so let them pull the Medicaid funding. Then, if indigent illegal aliens and others need medical care on the taxpayer’s dime, the state could put their ass on a bus with a one… Read more »