Congressman Sensenbrenner (R-WI) released this statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the President’s health care law and deem the individual mandate as a tax:
"I join the millions of Americans today who are disappointed with this decision. The individual mandate is a massive infringement on our freedom, and it’s bad policy. Today, the President and Congressional Democrats own a huge tax increase on the American public. If this bill would have been described as a tax three years ago, it would have gone down in flames in Congress.
"The health care law’s taxes and mandates are making it harder to create jobs. Its budgeting gimmicks will bankrupt our country. It’s both failing to curb health care costs and forcing up to 35 million Americans to lose their employer-provided health insurance. The President’s health care law and massive tax increase need to be repealed in full if we are going to get our economy back on track.
"I am committed as I have always been, to repealing the full law and putting health care decisions into the hands of Americans and doctors—not Washington bureaucrats."