Florida GOP gamely joins Virginia, Idaho, others in opposing mandate

Mike Riggs Contributor
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The St. Pete Times reports that “Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, a Republican running for governor, started Monday morning with a promise to join nine other Republican attorneys general from other states to sue over the mandate.”

In two separate committees, Republicans passed a resolution encouraging McCollum to sue, as well as “passed a proposed state constitutional amendment, which would need voter approval, to stop the government from directly or indirectly compelling anyone in Florida to buy health insurance.”

The Florida Health Care Freedom Act is just as likely to pass as fail, as Florida voters normally vote on referendums–which are often written in incomprehensible legalese with too many double-negatives–with their hearts, not their minds. Hence the great piglet referendum of 2004.