Why would Bobby Harrell want ObamaCare?

January 8th at 11:30 AM I need you in the rotunda of the Statehouse – – more on that in a minute.

Think about it.

South Carolina is one of the reddest states in America.

We have a Republican Governor and Lt. Governor . . .

. . . A Republican Treasurer and Comptroller . . .

. . . even our Superintendent of Education is Republican.

In fact, all nine of our statewide constitutional officers are Republican.

Both of our U.S. Senators are Republican.

Six of our seven U.S. Congressman are Republican.

Our state General Assembly is dominated by Republicans, with a 28 – 18 majority in the State Senate and a 79 – 45 majority in the State House of Representatives.

Nullifying ObamaCare should be a slam dunk!

What Republican would vote against ending ObamaCare?

State Rep. Bill Chumley (R-Greenville/Spartanburg) has introduced the South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act, H3101.

If it passes, it will block implementation of ObamaCare in South Carolina.

But, without VERY strong support from South Carolina voters, it will NOT pass.

Why not? As they say . . .  follow the money!

But in South Carolina that is virtually impossible to do!

We are one of the few states that don’t require full income source disclosure from our lawmakers.

So we don’t know who is paying our legislators.

Oh, we do have a limited income disclosure law, but it only covers pay by a state agency or by someone with a state contract.

So their income disclosure would likely miss exposing who might benefit indirectly from new laws they pass.

Corruption is virtually legal in our great state.

So, we are left to ask ourselves who stands to profit from implementation of ObamaCare?

State Representative Bobby Harrell, Speaker of the House, owns an insurance agency and also a drug company, Palmetto State Pharmaceuticals.

Would he benefit from implementation of ObamaCare?

Would that give him a reason to block the Freedom of Health Care Protection Act?

He is the Speaker of the House with a Republican majority of 79 – 45.

If Harrell can’t get H3101 passed through the House he is either incompetent or doesn’t want it to pass.

We’ve gotta stand strong as we demand passage of this bill.  We can’t accept excuses!

The same thing applies in the Senate . . .  with a 28 – 18 majority, Senate President pro-tempore John Courson should have no problem getting this passed.

I reported last year about how it was discussed in the secret House Republican Caucus meeting that Medicaid could be expanded if only a few Republicans in safe districts would vote for it.


But this is what Republicans are doing to us in secret!

This is the kind of sneaky stuff that will be done by those who want full implementation of ObamaCare, but know they cannot support it publically.

This is the kind of stuff we must expose!

We were very fortunate that there were a few honest Representatives at that Caucus meeting who were willing to expose this tricky underhanded dealing.

But we can’t count on that all the time.

We must demand that all caucus meetings be open and that no secret meetings are allowed.

They are our public servants!

We don’t send them to Columbia to participate in secret meetings to betray us!

Demand that caucus meetings be open to the public.  And never allow your representative to tell you he can’t disclose what was discussed in the caucus meeting!

The General Assembly restarts on January 8th.  That’s this coming Tuesday.

To kick off the fight to nullify ObamaCare with H3101, there will be a press conference in the rotunda of the Statehouse at 11:30 AM on January 8th.

I hope you can be there to show the press how much public support there is for this bill.

Join us as we announce to the world that we will nullify ObamaCare in South Carolina!

But the press conference is just the start.

If we are going to pass nullification, we’ve gotta end the culture of secrecy all the way down to caucus meetings.

Then, I’ll need your help to expose those state Representatives and Senators who might have reason to want ObamaCare implemented.

The only way we will lose this fight is by Republicans secretly working against us.

I bet you know of a legislator who stands to gain by blocking H3101 . . .  someone who consults for insurance companies, the hospitals, big pharma or any other industry that will gain from government run health care.

I need you to tell me who they are and how they might gain.

I’ll share that information with voters in the state who can put the appropriate pressure on them to do the right thing.

The only way to good governance is to expose the corruption and the secrecy.

So, contact your Representative and tell him to support H3101.

Tell me what they say.

And tell me if you know who might stand to gain something from blocking it.  We’ll expose them.

About Talbert Black

Talbert Black Jr is the founder of Palmetto Liberty PAC. His education in state politics & citizen lobbying began in 1999 with his membership in GrassRoots GunRights SC. In 2008 he joined the Campaign for Liberty and within a year he was the Interim State Coordinator for South Carolina. His goal for Palmetto Liberty PAC is to change to composition of South Carolina’s General Assembly so that it consistently supports conservative principles.

One Response to “Why would Bobby Harrell want ObamaCare?”