Georgia joins others in health care suit

Friday, May 14, 2010 3:01 PM
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ATLANTA - Georgia has joined a lawsuit challenging a new federal health law.

Gov. Sonny Perdue said today that an amended complaint was filed Friday that added Georgia to the 19 other states suing to find the law unconstitutional.

Perdue said the recently enacted health care law "will exact a huge cost on our state and curtail our economic growth."

Georgia is being represented by Frank C. Jones as Special Attorney General after Attorney General Thurbert Baker refused to sue on behalf of the state. Baker said the state lacked a viable legal claim.

The lawsuit was originally filed in federal court in the Northern District of Florida on March 23 just after President Barack Obama signed the measure into law.

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Chillen
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Chillen 05/14/10 - 03:17 pm
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This h/c bill's gonna be tied

This h/c bill's gonna be tied up for years in court.

Way to go Sonny! Glad to see GA is still sane.

AJKing2009
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AJKing2009 05/14/10 - 03:23 pm
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Chillen, I hardly think it is

Chillen, I hardly think it is safe to identify GA as "sane." World politics indicate that the entire planet is insane. There's no such thing as a government, just people ruling over other people, people jerking around people, and people lending a hand to other people, what part of the system do you play? Who do you opress?

if you can honestly answer that then sanity makes no sense.

msitua
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msitua 05/14/10 - 03:46 pm
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infringing on personal rights

infringing on personal rights regarding health care? What do they think mandated vaccines are?
maurine meleck

msitua
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msitua 05/14/10 - 03:46 pm
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infringing on personal rights

infringing on personal rights regarding health care? What do they think mandated vaccines are?
maurine meleck

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55 F-100 05/14/10 - 03:56 pm
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Thurbert Baker should have

Thurbert Baker should have been disbarred for insubordination for his refusal to file suit as Perdue ordered him. I think that it is obvious why Baker did not want to go against his pal, Prezbhojangles.

aah-nm
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aah-nm 05/14/10 - 04:59 pm
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I cannot belive the state of

I cannot belive the state of Georgia will waste more money persuing this suit. SONNY needs to go home and spend his time trying to steal more from the state. Can't belive ya'll go along with this gross waste of time and money!

Nat the Cat
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Nat the Cat 05/14/10 - 05:27 pm
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aah-nm: How much money is

aah-nm: How much money is this lawsuit going to cost Taxpayers?

juantez
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juantez 05/14/10 - 05:49 pm
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Sonny Boy, can not order the
Unpublished

Sonny Boy, can not order the AG, to do anything, it is not within his power as Governor.

rjv
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rjv 05/14/10 - 05:53 pm
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Well that Stupid, Politically

Well that Stupid, Politically correct attorney general that we have didn't get his way ! get rid of him !!!!

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 05/15/10 - 04:58 am
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GA is one of 19 with more

GA is one of 19 with more tyring to join in as the bill is now visible and we can see how much waste is in it and how much it will cost the states. Its constitutionality is also very questionable and a law suit is more than justified. Glad to see many leaders are now bowing to the feds who ignored the will of the people and greatly deceived us with their lies - even the CBO now says it will cost hundred of millions more than origionally anticipated.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 05/15/10 - 05:14 am
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It's good to see Ga standing

It's good to see Ga standing up with the other states suing the incompetent and arrogant fool in the white house. The obamacare law is anti-constitutional on many levels and should have never come out of committee. The constitutional lawyer in the white house knew better, but his Marxist perspective and sense of power wouldn't allow him to take an honorable stand. November will help his memory and 2012 will relegate him to a mere note in the history books of what NOT to do. America can now see the problems with the "diversity" movement.

NewHere
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NewHere 05/15/10 - 06:31 am
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Good to see Georgia waste

Good to see Georgia waste some money that it does not have... You people can not have it both ways... You keep calling for spending cuts and the celebrate the state spending money on baseless law suit.

Trey Enfantay
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Trey Enfantay 05/15/10 - 06:37 am
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NewHere - The cost of this

NewHere - The cost of this litigation is a miniscule percentage of what it would cost Georgia in "money it doesn't have" if this Obamacare abortion ever comes to fruition. The lawsuit is a solid investment in the future solvency of the state. Obviously, Gov Perdue is not the only one that feels this way.

sgachief
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sgachief 05/15/10 - 07:18 am
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finally sonny gets one right!

finally sonny gets one right!

NewHere
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NewHere 05/15/10 - 09:28 am
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You call it misniscle I

You call it misniscle I called wasteful... Every cent cout, and I want some of mine back

Chillen
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Chillen 05/15/10 - 09:48 am
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Tell that to Obama newhere.

Tell that to Obama newhere. April 2010 federal spending was DOUBLE April 2009 spending. The biggest spending during any April in United States history. Quite a legacy for Obama.

KSL
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KSL 05/15/10 - 12:54 pm
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NewHere, so worried about

NewHere, so worried about your Georgia tax dollars, but not about your Federal? Do you pay Federal taxes?

Chillen
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Chillen 05/15/10 - 12:57 pm
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There's a 50% chance that

There's a 50% chance that newhere pays not one dime of federal taxes at all KSL

scoopdedoop64
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scoopdedoop64 05/15/10 - 05:35 pm
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I for one am glad that the

I for one am glad that the states, including my home state, is standing up against this socialistice piece of legislation that was pushed through in a criminal manner. Through thug-like Chicago politics we were forced to have such a health bill that goes against the rights of everyday Americans by forcing people to buy health insurance. Hopefully this bill can be repealed.

Jane18
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Jane18 05/16/10 - 06:42 am
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About time Georgia, I've been

About time Georgia, I've been wondering when our state would step up. Is anyone surprised about Baker?

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