POSTED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 12:51pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:09pm
U.S. Senate candidate David Dewhurst released the following statement this morning after the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare:
“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold Obamacare as constitutional is reason number one why we need a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate to repeal this monstrous law. As I have said from the start of my campaign, my top priority on Day One in Washington will be to file legislation to repeal every word of Obamacare and throw the law in the trash can. Whether the individual mandate is characterized by the court as a mandate, or a tax, it is most certainly a disaster for America.
"The Nancy Pelosi Congress and President Obama lied to the American people, denying that this disastrous mandate was a tax. Washington, D.C. insiders have been misleading Americans far too long, and it's time to clean house. Obamacare has been a disaster since it was passed - increasing America’s tax burden to cover the out of control costs. Obamacare has further weakened our economy, and as the next U.S. Senator from Texas, I will lead the charge in repealing this atrocity. It’s time to send outsiders to Washington who are not beholden to Washington special interests to stand up to President Obama and his Administration, and ensure similar disastrous legislation never sees the light of day.”