The best reason ever for unconstitutionality of health care reform. Ever.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA), frequently makes himself the story by being controversial. For instance, he’s said that Obama using his middle name when taking the oath of office was “bizarre”. (Where King is concerned, perhaps we can be thankful that – as far as I know –  he’s only ever served on sub-committees, although that may have changed in this new Congress.

TPM brings our attention to an argument King made this very day – about why the new Health Care bill is unconstitutional and doesn’t come under the commerce clause.

“After Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) said that health insurance counts as interstate commerce . . . . King argued that there are people who never even use health care . . . “There have always been and likely will always be, babies that were born, lived and died within the jurisdictions of the individual states,” he said, “who never cross a state line, access no health care and therefore do not impact interstate commerce. “

He offered up babies as an example. When challenged on that, he found some compelling proof; King shot back at Polis with this: “I hate to tell you but they show up in garbage cans around this country, sir.”


12 responses to “The best reason ever for unconstitutionality of health care reform. Ever.

  1. Hmm. Iowa and Minnesota are contiguous states. Can you imagine what the offspring of a King-Bachmann union would be like? YIKES!!!


  2. So it looks like americans lose out again. They say that americans should have learned their lesson from 9-11 and forgot too soon, well I say that americans should have learned their lesson from Bush and have forgotten even sooner.

    And the republican’ts take charge. Wow.

    On a lighter note, me and Luther finally got to be with each other. What a miracle finding someone on the internet, I still cannot believe it. He came down to visit and I will be moving up there in a couple weeks. Here are some photos.

    I hope you are doing well, Moe.


  3. Maybe this really illustrates what I can’t stand anymore about my own party. It’s not their objective as much as the tactics they use. I believe in limited government, and and new role for government should be regarded skeptically, the burden of proof should be on those who advocate reforms that it will work as they say.

    That said, Republicans should argue against a policy like the ACA with facts about its costs (that I think are substantial though financed with new taxes), not diversions to abortion, non-existent death panels, acting like the current health care system provides quality care for all. I can’t stomach the lack of well though out arguments and alternative policies to the Democrats, and quick reliance on silly but emotional and effective attacks by current Republicans.


    • Which is why the next two years are going to be weird as hell – the Tea Party will revolt again when the party doens’t do their bidding in congress.


  4. And we also have that intellectual giant, Michelle Bachmann, with her petition to end health care. Did you hear that Boehner has appointed her to the (gasp!) Intelligence Committee? Good lord! I don’t think they’re supposed to appoint representatives to that committee in hopes that they’ll GET some intelligence; the idea is that they should HAVE a little before being entrusted with our nation’s secrets.

    We’re in deep doodoo, Moe.


    • We are indeed marrilymarylee – Bachmann is a Palin wannabe – watch her quit in 2012 and hit the lecture circuit to rake in the millions. Maybe they can start their own circus: Bachmann, Beck, Palin, so many more. . .


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  6. wow. They show up in garbage cans all the time? seriously? I continue my amazement at the lack of intellect shown by certain elected officials.


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