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Pelosi: ObamaCare represents 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness



House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended the health care reform law, tying it to the promises written in the Declaration of Independence.

The Affordable Care Act is “about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the American people,” Pelosi told reporters on Capitol Hill. She said it “unlocks” them from a job to pursue happiness without the threat of losing their health insurance.

Oh, good.  So they can pursue their dreams while I work and my tax dollars pay for it?  Sounds super ideal.

Pelosi blamed the health care reform law’s poor public support on opponents who have misrepresented the legislation.

“I’m very proud of the Affordable Care Act. I think the understanding of it has been jeopardized by misrepresentations that have been out there relentlessly,” she told reporters when asked about Thursday’s CBS/New York Times poll.

The poll found that more than two-thirds of Americans want the Supreme Court to overturn part or all of the Affordable Care Act, while just 24 percent want the court to “keep the entire health care law in place.” According to the poll, 41 percent of respondents said the court should strike down the entire law and 27 percent want the court to overturn just the individual mandate.

I wonder how many of the 24% who support the law actually have a job and pay taxes...

Update: Over 2/3 of Americans oppose Pelosi's Declaration of Independence.

More than two-thirds of Americans hope the Supreme Court will overturn some or all of the 2010 health care law, according to a new poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS News. Just 24 percent said they hoped the court “would keep the entire health care law in place.”

The Supreme Court is expected to decide a challenge to the law by the end of this month.

Forty-one percent of those surveyed said the court should strike down the entire law, and another 27 percent said the justices should overturn only the individual mandate, which requires most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty.

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