Florida Senate - 2012                                    SM 1854
       By Senator Garcia
       40-01369-12                                           20121854__
    1                           Senate Memorial                         
    2         A memorial to the Congress of the United States,
    3         urging Congress to repeal the Patient Protection and
    4         Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama
    5         in 2010.
    7         WHEREAS, the health insurance mandate within the Patient
    8  Protection and Affordable Care Act is a form of government
    9  interference in the free market and an all-out assault on
   10  personal liberties, and
   11         WHEREAS, the mandate for individuals to purchase health
   12  insurance exceeds the scope and authority of Congress, and
   13         WHEREAS, as the United States economy continues to struggle
   14  and the unemployment rate holds steadfast at alarming
   15  percentages, the employer mandate to provide health insurance to
   16  employees will raise the cost of hiring new employees and have
   17  an adverse effect on the state of our economy, and
   18         WHEREAS, as the cost of employing workers rises, it will
   19  become increasingly vital that employers get more production out
   20  of their more highly paid employees, which will lead to higher
   21  and more sustained unemployment for the lower skilled workforce,
   24  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   26         That the Florida Legislature urges the United States
   27  Congress to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care
   28  Act signed into law by President Obama in 2010.
   29         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this memorial be
   30  dispatched to the President of the United States, to the
   31  President of the United States Senate, to the Speaker of the
   32  United States House of Representatives, and to each member of
   33  the Florida delegation to the United States Congress.