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NFIB/Georgia Statement on Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling

News release from NFIB:

ATLANTA, June 28, 2012 -- Kyle Jackson, state director of NFIB/Georgia, made the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of President Obama's health-care law. NFIB joined Georgia and 25 other states in challenging the law:

"While we're certainly disappointed, NFIB respects the decision to uphold the individual mandate by the Supreme Court. Clearly, this mandate has now become a tax on all Americans and a broken campaign promise from President Obama not to raise taxes.

"We're concerned about the precedent that this will set in Congress' ability to mandate other aspects of our lives, but we will move forward from today to continue to fight, harder than ever, for real health-care reform for our membership. 

"Under the health-care law, small-business owners are going to face an onslaught of taxes and mandates, resulting in job loss and closed businesses. NFIB will continue to fight for the repeal of health-care in the halls of Congress. Only with a full repeal of the law will Congress have the ability to go back to the drawing board to craft real reform that makes reducing costs a number one priority.

"The power and control of health-care decisions should be in the hands of the consumer, not the government."

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