Wonder what you would find if you frisked the number of states that decided to sue the federal government over Obama-Care’s enforcement of the individual mandate?
Answer: The count has now reached 18 states!
Ut oh liberals… The momentum is building!
The joint lawsuit led by Florida and now grouping 18 states was filed on March 23 by mostly Republican attorney generals.
It claims the sweeping reform of the $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system, pushed through by Democrats in the Congress after months of bitter partisan fighting, violates state-government rights in the U.S. Constitution and will force massive new spending on hard-pressed state governments.
South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Louisiana, Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, Idaho, and South Dakota had previously joined Florida’s lawsuit.
“We welcome the partnership of Indiana, North Dakota, Mississippi, Nevada and Arizona as we continue fighting to protect the constitutional rights of American citizens and the sovereignty of our states,” Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum said.
Of course the Obama Administration is trying to make this seem like a gigantic Republican political stunt, but Ed Morrissey – from Hot Air – thinks quite differently:
At the very least, more than a third of the states see a fundamental interest in stopping Washington from encroaching on their sovereignty, which makes this a bit more than a campaign stunt.
Hmm… What state will be next to join the lawsuit?