Maine Gov. LePage Attacks Supreme Court’s Healthcare Ruling

July 9, 2012

Maine Gov. Paul LePage used his weekly radio address this past Saturday to attack the Supreme Court’s decision that upheld the president’s health care law. He also described the Internal Revenue Service as the “new Gestapo.”

Maine Gov. Paul LePage

LePage says the court’s decision has “made America less free” and that people have no choice but to buy health insurance or “pay the new Gestapo — the IRS.”

The requirement that Americans buy insurance is at the heart of the debate over the Affordable Health Care Act.

Critics say it’s unconstitutional to require Americans to buy insurance or pay a penalty, but the Supreme Court upheld the penalty as a type of tax.

LePage is continuing to assail the law, saying the government is encouraging people to rely on the government instead of encouraging self-reliance.

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  • July 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    Stephen Tallinghasternathy says:
    What a big crybaby.
  • July 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    Whatever says:
    I haven't decided yet if the health care law is good or bad but I do know one thing and that is there are a lot of people out there that are self reliant and don't buy insuran... read more
  • July 9, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    He doesn't get it says:
    Grow up Governor. Self Reliance? You mean like the current system where I don't even need health insurance to go into an ER with any condition and cannot be turned away? Th... read more
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