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Hunter Says Obamacare—Approved by Supreme Court—Needs Repeal

The tax is an overreach of government authority says the East County congressman.

U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (Rep.—Alpine) on Thursday responded to the to uphold the president’s health care law by saying it needs repealing.

“This ruling on the law’s constitutional validity doesn’t change the fact that it’s a bad law. Health care costs are still rising and now, assuming the law is not ultimately repealed by Congress, there will be new taxes and higher costs imposed on families and businesses," Hunter stated in a news release.

On its last day in its 2011-2012 session, the court held that the individual mandate could be upheld as a tax under a narrow interpretation of the Constitution.

Hunter believes that's a stretch.

"Whether viewed as a tax or a penalty, the individual mandate is an overreach of government authority and it will continue to underscore one of the many reasons why this law needs to be repealed.

"This law, with its expansive programs and cost burden, is not the right solution to the country’s health care challenges," Hunter said.

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James Alan Jones June 28, 2012 at 09:58 PM
I think Duncan ( vote for me cause you think I'm my Dad ) Hunter needs to be repealed...I swear I think this guy just watches Fox news and then puts out a statement...The highest court in the land says it is constitutional...yet he still wants to fight it...Why?...Most of what is in the law was first proposed by Republicants.
Celina Beach June 29, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Duncan Jr. is a career politician from a family of career politicians and has NO CLUE what it means to be without health insurance. I don't understand where people are getting this "increase taxes to support the program" comes from - the reduced costs are going to come from tax CREDITS given to the insured. How is that an increase in taxes?
Mary June 29, 2012 at 07:24 PM
So why is Hunter representing us? Because the uninformed vote him in because of name recognition. Let’s not do it again this year. It is time for our district to show politicians that we want representation that supports the wishes of the majority of the 50th. Rep Hunter voted for the Ryan Budget that essentially would end Social Security and Medicare as we know it. Thousands of citizens of East County depend on the programs that we have paid into. Don’t let him represent us just because he is well funded and will outspend his opponent in this election cycle.
Nancy June 30, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Hunter wants repeal with out replacing health care.
Margie Logue July 11, 2012 at 05:02 AM
It's going to take a lot of volunteers to get the message out about what bad news Duncan Hunter is. People in East County vote for him without ever hearing his views. Other people hear them but think it is so outrageous, it has to be a political thing; and he really doesn't mean it. I wrote his office a while ago and asked him to take a stand on Quail-Brush, since other pols are doing it. Heard nothing back. Earlier he said he was too involved in federal things to get involved in local things. He scares me to death.
Mary July 11, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Why isn't the Santee Patch involved? If they want involvment by their readers, we need to have current issues to discuss. I recieved a call to see if I wanted to participate in a "Town Hall" via phone, with Representative Hunter last night. I never heard anyone ask a question, all I heard was a speech on the Republican view of current events. I finally hung up. It sounded like I was listening to FOUX News. That wasn't a Town Hall only a Robo Call, who is he trying to fool?
Doug Curlee July 11, 2012 at 04:14 PM
duncan is trapped in party ideology.. in washington now, it's all about what the party wants..never mind that what the party wants is not in the best interests of the citizens of this country..it's all about party orthodoxy.. you have to be a republican.. or a democrat..first, and a representative second.. or third.. or fourth..no deviation fropm the party line is permitted.. when you have to sign a pledge to an unelected lobbyixst like grover norquist in order to keep your seat, you've forfeited the moral right to even occupy that seat.. it was never meant to be this way.. but that's what's happened.. doug
Mary July 11, 2012 at 04:45 PM
How do get the rest of the 50th to understand? Both he and Issa are embarrassments to our county. We need representatives that embody the needs of our community, not Grover Norquist. His war chest is sizeable compared to his opponent.

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