Calling it a sad day for American, Oklahoma House and Senate Republicans say the federal health care reform bill will cost the state billions and make it more difficult for state’s to address their indigent population.
Nearly 40 Republicans gathered Monday afternoon to express their displeasure for the health care reform bill that passed Congress last night.
Republicans are asking Attorney General Drew Edmondson to file a lawsuit objecting to the far-reaching powers of the federal government.
House Speaker Chris Benge, R-Tulsa, had this to say:
We are entering era of activist government like we have never seen. We have a government that believes we can be all things to all people. We have a government that has no boundaries and no consequence when it comes to fiscal prudence. We have a government that believes it can create some utopian society or a perfect world without suffering and pain.
Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, said national health care plan would cost the state money and saddled future generations with debt.
The era of big government is back with a vengeance.
The health care bill is a disaster for the states, not just for Oklahoma, but all states. In truth, it’s the Democrat jobs elimination bill of 2010. This has taxes totaling at least half a trillion dollars.