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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.”

Okay.