Missouri: The Show Me State Is Showing Something Good: Proposition C Passes & Slams Obamacare

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How much do Missourian voters hate Obamacare? They hate it by a 73% – 27% margin. And even in very liberal St. Louis, 30% of the voters there voted FOR Proposition C. What did proposition C state? From Ballotpedia:

Official Ballot Title:
Shall the Missouri Statutes be amended to:
Deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance or infringe upon the right to offer or accept direct payment for lawful healthcare services?
Modify laws regarding the liquidation of certain domestic insurance companies?
It is estimated this proposal will have no immediate costs or savings to state or local governmental entities. However, because of the uncertain interaction of the proposal with implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, future costs to state governmental entities are unknown.

Fair Ballot Language:
A “yes” vote will amend Missouri law to deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance or infringe upon the right to offer or accept direct payment for lawful healthcare services. The amendment will also modify laws regarding the liquidation of certain domestic insurance companies.
A “no” vote will not change the current Missouri law regarding private health insurance, lawful healthcare services, and the liquidation of certain domestic insurance companies.

If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.

So, basically, it guts Obamacare by not forcing people to purchase health insurance.

Now, what’s the liberal response to this going to be? So far, the same old, same old. Voters are stupid. Exhibit “A”:

David Roberts on Twitter says: “MO ballot measure wins, impotently attempting to reject the massive subsidies that will flow from coastal states to MO. Smart folk.”

We’ll see how it’s spun elsewhere.

New York Times:

Missouri voters on Tuesday easily approved a measure aimed at nullifying the new federal health care law, becoming the first state in the nation where ordinary people made known their dismay over the issue at the ballot box.

Wall Street Journal:

Voters in Missouri overwhelmingly opposed requiring people to buy health insurance, in a largely symbolic slap at the Obama administration’s health overhaul.

The referendum was the first chance for voters to express a view on the overhaul, although turnout in the state was low and Republican voters significantly outnumbered Democrats.

LA Times:

Proposition C, the ballot issue declaring Missourians have the right to opt out of mandatory health insurance in the federal healthcare plan, passed by a landslide. The result was expected, largely due to the fact there was little organized opposition against the measure. But there are questions as to whether the law can be legally enforced.

Most legal experts say Prop C is a clear violation of federal law. [Ed-We’ll see about that.] If the new healthcare law requires people to carry health insurance, a state law can’t overrule it.

And then ExJon on Twitter says this:

Tomorrow’s spin on the Missouri Obamacare vote: The voters *really* wanted the public option.

It’s not good news for the Democrats, no matter how they spin it. Voters are still hopping mad and Democrats counted on short memories and stupidity. Now, the libs and journalists will talk about how this nullification business is “scary” and “what’s wrong with Kansas” and “racist”.

They will ignore that Americans hate having something forced on them against their will. And the liberal agenda, while beloved by liberals which make up 20% of the electorate is hated by the conservatives and the independents which make up a majority of the country. The independents, especially feel deceived and betrayed by Barack Obama. This accounts for the even more profound anger. The conservatives aren’t surprised, they’re just angry.

So, Proposition C passes and the Democrats are left pondering where it all went wrong.

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