ObamaCare, 9/11 and Me

The Hysteria of the political establishment and the media that covers it is incredible. I’m not a politician and I don’t talk like one .On March 23rd ,I went on the Curtis Sliwa Show on 970AM the Apple in New York City to discuss my opposition to Obamacare.

Source: Cato Institute

Source: CATO Institute


Here is what I actually said:

“This day, the day that that bill was passed, will be remembered just as 9/11 was remembered from history. It was an attempt by these people in Washington to defy the Constitution it is clearly in conflict with all of the basic precepts of the constitution.”

Within minutes liberals were insisting that this madman from Buffalo had compared the passage of Obamacare with the tradgedy of 9/11. Why would reporters willfully misrepresent what I said and political hatchetmen like Congressman Jerrold Nadler attack me when I made no such comparison? Why would they smear me?

Any fair-minded person could see that I merely said both days would be widely remembered like JFK’s murder or the Space Shuttle Crash or the1929 stockmarket crash. Why would the pundits and commentators twist my words and seek to make me out an insensitive rube from upstate?

The political class in Albany and New York City know the taxpayers are finally fed up and a reform revolution that returns power to the people is rising. They want to discredit me before voters get a chance to learn my common sense platform or my record of always doing what I say I’m going to do in business and civic life.

Congressman Nadler dismissed my criticism of the constitutionality of the Health Care Bill passed by Congress noting that he is the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. That does not make him the final authority on this flawed law.

I too, am an attorney. There are several critical unconstitutional provisions in this bill, including:

• For the first time ever, the federal government is forcing people to buy a good or service in the marketplace. In my view, this exceeds Congress’s power under the commerce clause and brings into play the Tenth Amendment of the US Constitution which reserves such decisions to the states and the people.

• Some versions of the bill stretch the general welfare and equal protection clauses of the US Constitution past the breaking point by exempting some states from certain provisions and giving special privileges to others; and

• By forcing the states to create “benefit exchanges,” the bill violates federalism and threatens to make states into mere administrative branches of the federal government.

In short, this bill simultaneously establishes a precedent for total elimination of both federalism and individual economic freedom.

Obamacare must be stopped – for New Yorkers especially, who pay more for insurance than most Americans. Our Medicaid program is the nation’s most expensive, and we pay exorbitant local and state taxes to support it.

I have called on new york Attorney general Andrew Cuomo to join other attorneys general in

filing suit to halt this destructive and unconstitutional legislation before it does irreparable harm to our already depressed economy.

To date I have not heard back from the Attorney General.

If I were Governor, on Monday I would ask the Attorney General to join in unison with dozens of states that will file suit against the federal government to stop Obamacare.

The fight over Health Care and the totally incompetent and dysfunctional system in Albany have energized me to get in the fight for reform and return New York to the greatness and land of opportunity it once was. I have met with over 2000 individual Tea Party Activists as well as dozens of Conservative and Republican Party Leaders.

I’m mad as hell about what is happening to New York.I have been encouraged to lead a grass roots rebellion for reform in the Empire State, to turn Albany upside down and take out the trash.

On April 5th I will announce my intentions regarding the New York Governor’s race.

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