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Friday, October 23, 2009

Boehner: "Wrong to Mandate the American People to Have to Do Anything"

By Rick Pearcey • October 23, 2009, 07:02 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

When asked by CNSNews.com on Thursday where the Constitution authorizes Congresst to order Americans to buy health insurance -- a mandate included in both the House and Senate versions of the health care bill -- House Minority Leader John Boehner (R.-Ohio) said that he was "not a laywer" but that he thought such mandates were wrong.

When asked by CNSNews.com about the constitutional source of Congress's authority to order Americans to buy health insurance earlier on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had responded with a question of her own: "Are you serious?"

Read the news report.

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