President Barack Obama’s healthcare initiative is the biggest attempt at a government overreach in U.S. history, Pam Bondi, Florida’s attorney general, who is leading the fight against the program, tells Newsmax.TV.
And that is why Bondi is confident the Supreme Court will vote to
overturn the Affordable Care Act after three days of hearings next week.
“We’re optimistic that they will rule in our favor because this is so
much bigger than healthcare,” said Bondi in an exclusive interview.
“It’s the biggest attempt at an overreach in our history. So we have to
fight it and we have to stop it.
“That’s why 26 states, along with the National Federation of Independent
Business, are challenging this and that’s why we have been given an
unprecedented amount of time, six hours, in front of the court.”
The hearing will start on Monday and go through Wednesday. Attorney Paul
Clement will argue the states’ case before the nine justices, while
solicitor general Donald Verrilli will defend the law.
“The bottom line is this: the Constitution’s limits on the federal power
are real and they must be respected, even if they are inconvenient for
the Obama administration’s goal to take over one-sixth of our economy,”
said Bondi, a Republican.
The states’ main case is that it is unconstitutional for the federal
government to insist that citizens buy anything, including health
insurance. “If they can force us to do this, they can force us to do
anything,” said Bondi. (Continues)