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Temperatures rising over Obamacare as states threaten to secede

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It's true that even Senator Max Baucus (D), the "architect" of the Affordable Care Act, was at one point able to admit the folly to be produced by the bill's implementation. Now he claims all that's needed is a delay in order to make sure it gets off to a good start.

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Not everyone agrees a delay strategy will bring any improvements. Tim Jost, a Washington and Lee University law professor who supports the Affordable Care Act believes insurers who can't get through the Obamacare site might prefer a delay but overall it is a bad idea. He is quoted as saying,

"Unless there is far more disaster than the administration is admitting right now, it would be a really bad idea to delay, and cause more problems for insurers nervous already about what kind of risk pool they’re drawing from..."

As it stands now, Obamacare officially starts on January 1, and the IRS has been given an extra $500 million to enforce the rules required under its new health care audit authority.

As the date draws nearer and the reality of higher insurance costs/taxes grows closer, outrage grows hotter. Twenty or so states have petitioned to peacefully secede. Texas is one example as their petition reads,

The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government’s neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it’s citizens’ standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.

The White House has responded to the petition, by explaining that the founding fathers established a Constitution that we can change but not walk away from. In part the response reads,

Our founding fathers established the Constitution of the United States 'in order to form a more perfect union' through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government. They enshrined in that document the right to change our national government through the power of the ballot -- a right that generations of Americans have fought to secure for all. But they did not provide a right to walk away from it.

They responded the same way to Tennessee, and you as a citizen can tell them what you think of their response. Click here.

See also: Rick Perry opposes secession for Texas

KnoxNews (Includes an on-line poll): Chris Devaney, chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party states, "We can argue whether the petition is proper, but it is certainly a signal that it's time for the president to show some leadership and work to unite America rather than divide us."

Other states with petitions to secede, several of which have expired, include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Would it not be best if we just show by vote to cancel the ill-gotten Obamacare nightmare altogether? Or if it is shown most of us think it is a wonderful dream, then shouldn't everyone share in the glory of this new IRS tax-driven insurance, no exemptions?

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