Sunday, October 6, 2013

Attorney General Roy Cooper Announces Run for Governor of North Carolina

It should be no surprise to anyone who pays attention that Attorney General Roy Cooper announced he is planning to run for governor of North Carolina in 2016.  This man has continuously used the public office as a platform for his own personal ambition.

A couple of years ago, Mr. Cooper refused to protect the citizens of North Carolina from a federal government overreach known as Obamacare.  Here is his reasoning:

"This office should not attempt to enforce state legislation that clearly violates federal law," Cooper said in an interview with The Associated Press. "Another issue is unintended consequences. While it is unenforceable as to federal law, it could be enforceable as to existing state law."

"State legislatures cannot pick and choose which federal laws the state will obey," Cooper wrote to Perdue, pointing to federal rules requiring body scans of pat downs at airports about which many North Carolina residents complain. "The same principle applies here as with other federal laws, even those laws we don't like or agree with.

Well, Attorney General Cooper, why don’t you ask the citizens about the rate increases that are sending shock waves throughout our state?   Here are a couple of people who will not agree with the federal law you refused to fight against:

Across North Carolina, thousands of people have been shocked in recent weeks to find out their health insurance plans will be canceled at the end of the year – and premiums for comparable coverage could increase sharply.

One of them is George Schwab of Charlotte, who pays $228 a month for his family’s $10,000 deductible plan from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

In a Sept. 23 letter, Blue Cross notified him that his current plan doesn’t meet benefit requirements outlined in the Affordable Care Act and suggested a comparable plan for $1,208 a month – $980 more than he now pays.

“I’m 62 and retired,” Schwab said. “This creates a tremendous financial burden for our family.

“The President told the American people numerous times that… ‘If you like your coverage, you can keep it,’” Schwab said. “How can we keep it if it has been eliminated? How can we keep it if the premium has been increased 430 percent in one year?”

Schwab and others who purchase insurance individually, and not through employer-sponsored group plans, are finding that the Affordable Care Act may be unaffordable for their families.

Thanks Attorney General Roy Cooper.  Your progressive politics are working wonders for North Carolinians.

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