Federal Power vs State Power

Here’s an example of the 10th Amendment in action, which the Supreme Court presumed to ratify, again, in their recent NFIB v Sebelius ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Politico is reporting that a number of southern states are going to take advantage of the Court’s ruling to refuse to expand their existing Medicaid programs.  The states are Texas, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and South Carolina.  Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa also are rejecting the expansion in cost and Federal power by refusing the Trojan horse that is the Medicaid attempted mandate.

Other states leaning toward refusing the Federal government’s attempted mandate include New Jersey, Virginia, and Georgia.

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