Tweet: Lawmakers, Newsmakers React To Supreme Court's Obamacare Decision

June 28, 2012 - 10:14 AM

Lawmakers and pundits Tweet their reactions to the Supreme Court's decision regarding Obamacare:

Senator Dan Coats ‏@SenDanCoats (IN Senator)

#Obamacare remains an unpopular, massive intrusion of the federal govt into the individual lives of Americans

Ann Coulter ‏@AnnCoulter (Columnist/Conservative Personality)

John Roberts, Chickensh*t. Did Obama's Court bashing flip Roberts? Evidence suggests a late Roberts switch.

Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump (Businessman)

The USC made a terrible decision today. How can a requirement to buy private health insurance logically be a Government tax?!

Paul Ryan ‏@RepPaulRyan (WI Representative)

With the right leadership, we will pass #FullRepeal & advance real health care solutions for the American people.

Rob Portman ‏@robportman (OH Senator)

While SCOTUS deemed the law constitutional as a tax on Americans, it is still flawed policy that is unaffordable & needs repealed & replaced

JimInhofePressOffice ‏@InhofePress (OK Senator)

Disappointed with #SCOTUS ruling on #Obamacare. Obama and Dems have levied a massive tax on middle & lower class.

Grover Norquist ‏@GroverNorquist (Republican Taxpayer Advocate)

Reminder: there are twenty tax increases in Obamacare....they tax your insurance and hospitals and medical devices, etc.

Larry Kudlow ‏@larry_kudlow (Economist/Host of “Kudlow Report”)

Yes, it's a tax. But there are 20 new or higher taxes in#Obamacare.Bad for growth, investors and biz hiring.@MittRomney message? #tcot

Allen West ‏@AllenWest (FL Representative)

A sad day for America as Congress has now been granted infinite taxation power...

Speaker John Boehner ‏@SpeakerBoehner (U.S. Speaker of the House):

Today's ruling by the Supreme Court underscores the urgency of#fullrepeal of #ObamaCare http://j.mp/LFJTni #4jobs

 

Senator John Thune ‏@SenJohnThune (SD Senator):

#ObamaCare is bad for America, bad for jobs, bad for patients, and making things worse. I'll continue to work for #FullRepeal.#TaxHike

 

Sen. McConnell Press ‏@McConnellPress (U.S. Senate Minority Leader):

Court's Ruling Underscores the Need to Repeal Obamacare - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell

 

Lindsey Graham ‏@GrahamBlog (SC Senator):

To our Democrat colleagues, stand by your tax increase or stand with us to Repeal and Replace Obamacare.

 

Kay Bailey Hutchison ‏@kaybaileyhutch (Texas Senator):

The court's ruling confirms the president's health care law is nothing more than a massive tax on the American people.#ObamaCare

 

Neal Boortz ‏@Talkmaster (Syndicated Radio Host):

Obama repeatedly said the mandate was NOT A TAX. It has now been upheld by the Supreme Court .... as a TAX

 

Steven Ertelt ‏@StevenErtelt (Founder of LifeNews):

RT @jimpethokoukis: Hey, looks like Obama violated his pledge not to tax the middle class

 

Monica Crowley ‏@MonicaCrowley (Fox News Contributor):

So after months & months of hearing Team Obama say this isn't a tax, suddenly it's a tax. #WhatTheBleep

 

Michelle Malkin ‏@michellemalkin (Conservative Columnist/Blogger):

Out: The #Obamacare mandate. In: The massive, regressive, oppressive #Obamacare TAX.

 

Neal Boortz ‏@Talkmaster (Syndicated Radio Host):

The power of the federal government is now complete. There is nothing it cannot do. Federalism is essentially dead. Bad day for America.

 

Marco Rubio ‏@marcorubio (FL Senator):

#SCOTUS upholds #Obamacare because it is a #taxincrease. I thought @barackobama said it wasnt a #tax#sayfie #tcot

 

Jedediah Bila ‏@JedediahBila (Fox News Contributor):

Obama said it was not a tax, but his legal team defended it as a tax. Court agreed with his legal team.

 

American Spectator ‏@AmSpec (Conservative Magazine):

Roberts Wrecks America: Early reporting is that Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Supreme Court's libera...

 

James Pethokoukis ‏@JimPethokoukis (American Enterprise Institute):

Hey, looks like Obama violated his pledge not to tax the middle class

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