Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who weighed in on amicus briefs as far back as the district court in Florida, issued this statement on the Senate Floor a few minutes ago:
Two and a half years ago, a Democrat president teamed up with a Democrat-led Congress to force a piece of legislation on the American people that they never asked for, and that has turned out to be just as disastrous as many of us predicted.
“Amid economic recession, a spiraling federal debt, and accelerating increases in government health spending, they proposed a bill that has made these problems worse.
“Americans were promised lower health care costs. They’re going up.
“Americans were promised lower premiums. They’re going up.
“Most Americans were promised their taxes wouldn’t change. They’re going up.
“Seniors were promised Medicare would be protected. It was raided to pay for a new entitlement instead.
“Americans were promised it would create jobs. The CBO predicts it will lead to nearly 1 million fewer jobs.
“Americans were promised they could keep their plan if they liked it, yet millions have learned they can’t.
“And the President of the United States himself promised up and down that this bill was not a tax.
“This was one of the Democrats’ top selling points — because they knew it would have never