Perry raises possibility of states' rights showdown with White House over healthcare

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    AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry, raising the specter of a showdown with the Obama administration, suggested Thursday that he would consider invoking states’ rights protections under the 10th Amendment to resist the president’s healthcare plan, which he said would be "disastrous" for Texas.

    Interviewed by conservative talk show host Mark Davis of Dallas’ WBAP/820 AM, Perry said his first hope is that Congress will defeat the plan, which both Perry and Davis described as "Obama Care." But should it pass, Perry predicted that Texas and a "number" of states might resist the federal health mandate.

    "I think you’ll hear states and governors standing up and saying 'no’ to this type of encroachment on the states with their healthcare," Perry said. "So my hope is that we never have to have that stand-up. But I’m certainly willing and ready for the fight if this administration continues to try to force their very expansive government philosophy down our collective throats."


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    Good for him stick tot he constitution.:thumbs:
     
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    I can only pray that Alabama has the same "guts" as our friends to the west in Texas!!!!!
     
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    The Libs never believe in States Rights - unless its for more Gun restrictive laws!
     
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    If a sufficient number of States will take a stand for their Constitutional rights then perhaps the race toward a Fascist/socialist takeover of the Federal government can be stopped.
     
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    Thank goodness Texas has a weak governor system. They haven't had a decent governor in decades, with the exception of the late, honorable Ann Richards.
     
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    LOL ... You are such a joke. Predictably democratic and liberal.

    If the government wants to make healthcare affordable, then just give a tax credit to all the uninsured to buy their own.
     
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    That is not the point of the comment. Stick to the subject at hand. Besides, I have talked extensively with several of the more recent governors of Texas and my comment is based on that fact, not any partisanship. (e.g. Richards, Clements, White, Bush). I have never interviewed Perry, but he speaks for himself.

    Talk about predictability! Your assumptions are most predictable. As is your snide personal attack.
     

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