GREEN BROOK, N.J., March 22 The Democrats may be celebrating in Washington, but the party may be premature, according to David Larsen, Republican candidate for the 7th Congressional District in NJ.
"Our government and incumbent representatives have just taken away precious freedom from the American people -- the right to choose healthcare. This is just one more step toward a socialist, not a capitalist system," says Larsen.
"The Big Losers are business and the rights of everyday Americans. Washington just handed another whopping tax to business and the average American better get used to waiting in lines. We do it at the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Post Office, everything the government runs. Now Washington's in the business of healthcare, which means greater inefficiency and 'take a number and wait' medical care."
Larsen asserts that he will oppose the individual mandate if sent to Washington. He has good company in opposing the federal government's overreach into what he deems "the purview of the states." Two states Attorney Generals, Henry McMaster of South Carolina and Bill McCollum of Florida, are already talking about filing a lawsuit against the Federal Government.
"The individual mandate is unconstitutional and a violation of state sovereignty and individual liberty," McMaster told CNN. "This is the most egregious, unconstitutional legislation that we can remember."
Larsen agrees with the Retail Industry Leaders Association that the bill neither reduces costs nor expands retailers' ability to tailor the plans they offer to the unique needs of their employees.
Recently, Larsen convened the campaign's first monthly Small Business Advisory Council made up of business owners in the 7th District. Burdensome government regulation and healthcare costs were two important issues on the minds of the participants.
Frank Bock, owner of Bock Custom Construction said, "There's an oppressive feeling out there, people are scared and many have given up. People are angry, not because of their own irresponsibility, but rather what the government did to them. Our current politicians are used to feeding at the government trough. Leonard Lance, for instance. He can't help but be disconnected because he's a Washington type."
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