The State Court of Appeals ruled on April 22nd that the Arizona Principled Republican Legislators can sue to stop OBrewercare, Governor Brewer’s plan to bring the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion to Arizona. The 36 Legislators say the process to pass Obrewercare is illegal.
Last year Governor Brewer called a Special Session and nine House republicans joined the Democrats to shove the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion down our throats.
The 36 Principled Republican Legislators sued because the people of Arizona have said that if you want to raise our taxes then we require a two-thirds majority not a simple majority. (The AZ Constitution requires a two-third majority vote to raise taxes due to Proposition 108 passed in 2008.) The Governor’s team tried to argue that the legislature itself decides if and when they want to follow which parts of the Constitution. Brewer says that they decided they only needed nine republicans to cross over, or in her words, a majority, because they could not get a super-majority vote.
The courts have ruled that when the people pass a proposition requiring a two-thirds majority then you have to have a two-thirds majority.
Now the case can go to court. The case itself is about if a tax is a tax because according to Brewer if she calls it a “fee” or an “assessment” then it is not a “tax”. Because she says so.
Brewer also says that Medicaid Expansion is not Obamacare.
Brewer also says that Common Core is not Common Core anymore because she says.
To be clear, all that has been decided is that the case can go to court.
The Governor’s response to the ruling is interesting: “Legislators can vote on a bill, lose on the bill, then take it to court and win. That to me doesn’t make any sense.”
There you have it. The Governor of Arizona does not understand that the courts exist as a check and balance to the legislative and executive branches of government. The Governor who has sued her own legislative body is shocked that her tyrannical actions are questionable in court.
OBrewercare is alive in court. Governor Brewer is being forced to follow the Arizona Constitution and the will of the people. The will as the people intended it not the will of her advisors not the will of the greedy lobbyists and not the will of the crony capitalists. Arizona needs to elect Principled Republicans in the Primary this August.
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