BREAKING: Did Gov. Perry “Rewrite” His Letter — After This Early-Afternoon’s Firestorm?


Here’s the original, as quoted by Forbes:

. . . .“If anyone was in doubt, we in Texas have no intention to implement so-called state exchanges or to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. I will not be party to socializing health care and bankrupting my state in direct contradiction to our Constitution and our founding principles of limited government. . . .

And now, here is the “revised” — toned-down — copy, as subsequently released on the state.Texas.gov website:

. . . .I oppose both the expansion of Medicaid as provided in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the creation of a so-called “state” insurance exchange, because both represent brazen intrusions into the sovereignty of our state. I stand proudly with the growing chorus of governors who reject the PPACA power grab. Thank God and our nation’s founders that we have the right to do so. . . .

It would seem he realized his original hyperbole was on extremely thin constitutional ice. [My updated graphic above makes reference to another Governor, a nearly a half-century ago, who made a similarly futile attempt at nullifying a federal constitutional mandate. The Medicaid expansion is no mandate -- but you can see why Mr. Perry tempered his remarks, lest he be judged to be on the wrong side of history on this one.] Hmmmm.

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