Attorney General Pam Bondi Still ‘Disappointed’ in Affordable Care Ruling

By: Jim Turner | Posted: November 29, 2012 3:55 AM

Pam Bondi

Attorney General Pam Bondi | Credit:

Speaking in a videotaped message to attendees of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Insurance Summit at Walt Disney World on Wednesday, Attorney General Pam Bondi said she was still “disappointed” in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June on the Affordable Care Act.

And she blamed the failure of “political accountability” for the outcome.

“We learned our Republican system of government only works well when our leaders are honest with the American people,” Bondi said.

“Before Congress passed this health care law, President Obama stood in front of the public and told us that the insurance requirement was not backed by a tax.  

“And yet we read the opinion that upholds the health care law on the basis that Congress has taxing power. We all know that this law would never have gotten through Congress if it was sold as a new, $4 billion tax on the American people.”

Bondi’s appearance preceded a panel on Florida’s reaction to the Affordable Care Act that is better known as Obamacare.

She didn’t address the federally required, state-run health-care exchange at the forefront of the current discussion on the law’s impact. But she did note the colossal fiscal impact that's already being reported by some businesses because of the law.

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Comments (4)

6:28PM NOV 30TH 2012
In two years this loser will be on Fox.
idnob map
5:03PM NOV 29TH 2012
Pamela, your spew reminds me to wipe after taking a dump. Too bad that when I look at the paper, it reminds me of you. It won't be long and you will be in the pages of history as yet another hack.
steve johnson
12:03PM NOV 29TH 2012
Pam has proven to be no more than a partisan hack, in the mold of a Katherine Harris. Two more years, Two more years, Two more years.
10:32AM NOV 29TH 2012
pam quit auditioning for your next job and do the one you got now. i voted for you but i'm not impressed in the least bit. stop over at citizens they got plenty of work for you to do.

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