Early Thursday KTXS got reaction from Congressman Randy Neugebauer of Texas's 19th district.
Here is an excerpt of our conversation with him:
KTXS: Your staff indicated you thought President Obama's Health Care Law would be at least partially struck down.What's your reaction?
Neugebauer: Well, I was extremely disappointed. This was a good day for big government but it was terrible day for liberty and freedom.
KTXS: A lot of talk about Chief Justice John Roberts-- he sided with four liberal justices --a lot of people are commending him for setting aside politics, and going by whether it's constitutional to require insurance or a penalty for all Americans. What's your take on Justice Roberts?
Neugebauer: I think it was a bad ruling, I don't agree with the ruling. What the court decided was that the government could not only determine how much of your hard earned money you get keep but also now the government can determine how you spend it. I just don't think that's good policy.
KTXS: A lot of debate over the language: the White House doesn't want the penalty referred to as a tax, but the Supreme Court decided that's what it is...
Neugebauer: That's what they decided and a lot of people said that it was tax to begin with and so what this has become is the largest tax increase in American history. There's over 21 taxes retained in this piece of legislature.
KTXS: What's next for Republicans opposing the health care law?
Neugebauer: Well, I think right after the 4th of July we'll have another vote to repeal the entire piece of legislation. We believe that we need a clean sheet of paper to start over and to actually pass some legislation that will make health care more affordable and available and accessible for the American people but without putting this huge tax increase on them and with out you know really impacting their civil liberties.