Land takes hard line on Obamacare • Washington Examiner
BY BETSY WOODRUFF
Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has signed a pledge to repeal Obamacare.
On Monday, the conservative Independent Women’s Voice announced that the Michigan Republican signed its Obamacare Repeal Pledge.
The document, which echoes Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge, is about as anti-Affordable Care Act as possible. Candidates who sign it commit to settling for nothing less than full repeal of the president's signature healthcare law.
“Congress and the Administration disregarded the clear will of the people in enacting the government takeover of our medical care; we must de-authorize, de-fund, and REPEAL it,” it reads.
Obamacare has largely faded to the background of the 2014 election cycle, but Land’s move signals that she’s still taking a hawkish stance against the law.
"Ms. Land's decision to take The Repeal Pledge shows voters that, when it comes to health care, she gets it,” said IWV CEO Heather Higgins in a statement. “She understands that ObamaCare is a government infringement on our constitutional liberties, and she knows that it will lead to bigger government and less freedom, will place government bureaucrats between doctors and their patients, and will limit patients' choice and control.”
The pledge has a number of high-profile signatories, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Rep. Darrell Issa and Nebraska Republican Senate nominee Ben Sasse.
But many of the Hill’s top Republicans have steered clear of the document. The pledge’s website tells visitors to urge a number of prominent Republicans to sign it, including Speaker
John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn.