Marco Rubio Talks Up 'Right to Refuse' Constitutional Amendment
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has been appearing a great deal on national cable shows in the past few days, mostly to weigh in on immigration reform. But he’s also been pushing his proposed amendment to the Constitution taking aim at President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Rubio appeared on “The 700 Club” on Monday to pitch his proposed “Right to Refuse” amendment. He explained why, after a Supreme Court ruling last year upholding the law, the amendment was needed.
“Under the ruling the Supreme Court had, if tomorrow the federal government decided every American must have a smart phone, and if you don’t we are going to tax you for not having a smart phone, they can do that under the logic of this ruling,” Rubio said. “So obviously health care is a much bigger issue. So we are basically filing a constitutional amendment which says that you can’t do that, that the government cannot compel Americans to buy a service or a good by punishing them for not doing it.”