|Lt. Gov. Mark Darr|
We are just weeks away from the United States Supreme Court reaching a decision on the legality of this law and these individuals have decided that 7.7 million dollars doesn’t merit a few weeks worth of waiting. I think this is irresponsible.
How many of you would spend a large amount of your own money or your business’ money on something that could be irrelevant just two months from now? This is just another example of frivolous government spending with other people’s money without regard to fiscal responsibility. Our country is currently 15 trillion dollars in debt because of things like this.
We keep being told that our state “must” do this or else. We have checks and balances in this country for a reason. This is one reason why I think this law is unconstitutional. The federal government is trying to force Arkansas into implementing a system that two-thirds of our state doesn’t want. It is our duty to stand up for our state. We cannot continue to allow our state to continue on a path toward bankruptcy, which is what I think will ultimately be the result of this law, under threat from the federal government. What’s more, the people in charge of implementing these programs admit that they have not even read the full legislation.
I don’t just oppose this law and its implementation on constitutional grounds or to be obstinate. I believe it will greatly damage the private insurance market, vastly expand government, and lead to an enormous financial burden from which our system and our economy may never recover.
Arkansans deserve better.
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