Hood column on health care gets shout out from Rush

John Locke Foundation president and Mint Hill Times columnist got some love by Rush Limbaugh today. Hood wrote in a recent Carolina Journal column that he will not comply with health care regulations if they current legislation is passed in Washington. Hood wrote:

“I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m not planning to recognize such a result as legally binding,” Hood writes. “I’m not going to pretend to obey any dictates from federal health-care bureaucrats that have never been authorized by a constitutional vote of both houses of Congress. I will not submit to any extra-constitutional order to dismantle the consumer-driven health plan I have set up for my employees. I will not comply, If the government tries to make me comply, I’ll sue. And I’ll win.”

Here’s what Limbaugh said:

RUSH: You know, there are a lot of people who are starting to say (John Hood is one from the CarolinaJournal.com) if they pass this using the Slaughter solution — in other words, literally shredding the Constitution. If they do this in a lawless way, then he’s not going to comply.  He’s simply not going to comply and he’s urging everybody else not to comply.  We don’t have to comply with illegally passed bills. We don’t have to comply with things which are unconstitutional.  For example, maybe we can just “deem” our tax returns to have been filed.  But we don’t actually file ‘em.  We just “deem” our taxes to have been paid.

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Myrick: ‘Talk about buying a pig in a poke’

From the office of Sue Myrick:

“A majority of the American people don’t want this health care bill, and they’ve been saying it for months. They know it will cost them a half of a trillion dollars in higher taxes, and they know it will result in increased insurance premiums. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that premiums for coverage purchased on the individual market will increase by an average of $2,300 per family! On top of that, thirty two states are moving legislation so that they don’t have to have a federal insurance mandate. State legislators know that this is a bad bill for the economy – why can’t Congress recognize it, too? Continue reading

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Myrick to dialogue with Muslim community

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) today announced a ‘Conversation with America’ town hall meeting to be held on February 25th at 7:30pm at the Government Center of Charlotte. During this town hall meeting, Rep. Myrick will dialogue with the local Muslim community. The event is free and open to the public.

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Myrick signs onto bi-partisan (!!) affordable housing bill

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) has joined the entire North Carolina Congressional delegation in supporting an affordable housing bill that will allow nonprofit organizations to promote responsible homeownership for low-income and disabled individuals and families.

The Nonprofit Mortgage Licensing Clarification Act, H.R. 4400, was introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler (NC-11), and amends the Secure and Fair Enforcement (S.A.F.E.) for Mortgage Licensing Act to exempt nonprofit groups – such as Habitat for Humanity – from certain regulations and federal licensing requirements.

“Even before I was elected Mayor of Charlotte, I was involved with Habitat for Humanity,” Rep. Myrick said. Continue reading

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