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Congressional Candidate Jerry Nolte Calls Court Ruling “Devastating Blow To Personal Liberties”

Congressional Candidate, State Representative Jerry Nolte R-Gladstone, called today’s ruling by the Supreme Court a devastating blow to personal liberties and our ability to create jobs and opportunities for everyone. Nolte observed that the court rightly defines the mandate as a massive trillion dollar tax increase on working Americans and small businesses.

“So many small businesses and entrepreneurs are barely holding on and this ruling makes it even more difficult for them to create the jobs that our families need so desperately,” said Nolte. “For some, it will mean closing their doors. For others in this slow economy, the only way to pay the new tax will be to lay people off. Either way, the real cost will fall on working families.”

Real prosperity and jobs come from an atmosphere that encourages opportunity growth. This is a tax on every household and business in the country which will hurt the creation of that atmosphere and expand an intrusive and expensive federal bureaucracy. Nolte said, “A huge new tax increase on the middle class is the last thing our troubled economy needs. Just because something is ruled constitutional does not make it right.” Because this is a tax, anyone not in compliance will be turned over to the IRS.

This massive expansion of government authority puts the United States yet more firmly on the path Greece and other socialist countries have traveled to massive unemployment and civil unrest. This also opens the question of what is next. The power to tax is the power to destroy. Will that be extended to what foods are good for us or any of the thousands of personal life-style choices we as Americans have made for ourselves since the founding of our Republic?

”My opponent, Emanuel Cleaver takes pride in his role in the job killing anti-growth policies of this administration that have prolonged our slow/no growth economy,” Nolte commented. “This ruling only extends the suffering average families must endure as our country continues down the path of limited personal freedom, reduced opportunity and crushing debt passed on to our children. The only way to now change this law and the direction our country is going is to replace President Obama and his supporters like Emanuel Cleaver. I have the legislative and budget experience to begin day one to reverse these policies that the overwhelming majority of Missouri citizens have rejected. I support affordable, portable, and personal market-based health care solutions including Health Savings Accounts, small business risk pools across state lines and State flexibility to manage Medicaid.”


Representative Nolte is in his fourth term in the Missouri Legislature chairing the Committee on International Trade and Job Creation. Nolte sponsored the Manufacturing Jobs Act instrumental in the expansion of the Ford Claycomo Plant and the Broad-based Tax Relief Act of 2012. He is a candidate for the 5th District Congressional Seat, for more information go to www.NolteforCongress.com.

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