There. We were stuck. Unlike other states who are refusing to participate, Bev, who I suspect was told to get out of NC politics, grabbed the dough.
But not so fast...hope, real hope that is, may be on the way:
A resolution to return over $75 million may be passed by the NCGOP State Executive members at their meeting this weekend. It calls for Pat McCrory, Tom Tillis and Berger to do what's right and reverse Bev's actions. Members will be forced to take a stand. And with plenty of cameras around...it will be interesting.
The resolution reported to likely be presented is:
A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE RETURN OF FEDERAL MONIES INTENDED FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE/FEDERAL HEALTHCARE EXCHANGE IN NORTH CAROLINA
WHEREAS Governor BEV PERDUE recently accepted $73.5 million in federal money for the express purpose of establishing a hybrid state/federal healthcare exchange in North Carolina, and
WHEREAS the TENTH AMENDMENT to the US CONSTITUTION prohibits the Federal Government from assuming any powers not specifically delegated to it by the US CONSTITUTION, and
WHEREAS the NINTH AMENDMENT to the US CONSTITUTION guarantees to the People rights not enumerated in the US CONSTITUTION and reserves to the People of North Carolina those rights, and
WHEREAS the United States Supreme Court has ruled in NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS v. SEBELIUS, 567 S. CT. 11-393 (2012), that “the legitimacy of Congress’s exercise of the spending power…rests on whether the State voluntarily and knowingly accepts the terms of the contract,” and
WHEREAS Republican governors such as RICK PERRY, SCOTT WALKER, PAUL LEPAGE, AND NIKKI HALEY have publicly refused to establish state-run healthcare exchanges in their states, and
WHEREAS North Carolina elected a Republican governor and Republican supermajority to the General Assembly in the 2012 general election,
THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED,
that we, the North Carolina Republican Party Executive Committee, urge Governor-elect Pat McCrory, NC House Speaker Thom Tillis, and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger to immediately signal their intent to return the $73.5 million in federal monies intended for use in setting up an ObamaCare Exchange, and state further that no other cooperation in establishing such an exchange will be forthcoming from any part of North Carolina’s state government.http://pundithouse.com/2012/12/ncgop-eyes-vote-on-obamacare-bribe-money/