In the Bill McCollum ongoing lawsuit to keep Florida and the country “protected” from the benefits of health care reform, there have been a couple of new developments. Yesterday it was reported that along with the 20 states that have joined his “fight” a co-plaintiff in the lawsuit was also added on Friday in an amended complaint by McCollum.
The new co-plaintiff? The National Federation Of Independent Business.
McCollum has been accused of “gasp” filing this lawsuit for political gain. No kidding. The question is what voters would be happy about this lawsuit and vote for him because of it? Maybe the answer is a little clearer now. Perhaps small business owners?
Of course, it wouldn’t be surprising if McCollum was aiming for contributions too, thanks to the new SCOTUS ruling in Citizens United, which allows corporations to give unlimited donations to campaigns as if they were people. So one wouldn’t be surprised to read this probably:
McCollum said he is hoping for a September hearing on a U.S. Justice Department motion to dismiss, and expects the case to make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court by 2012.
Gosh, I wonder what would happen then?
Speaking of the SCOTUS ruling, if you go to the National Federation Of Independent Business, you’ll find this page about their “political involvement:”
But getting back to those small business voters, why, what do we see here? A page from the NFIB website listing “member benefits” for small businesses joining the NFIB. Oh my! Look at all the health care benefits they provide for their members:
Listed benefits for Florida members:
So to recap: the National Federation Of Independent Business joins McCollum’s lawsuit to take away YOUR health care benefits while offering loads of health care benefits to their members. NFIB also has loads of opportunities to get in on their “political involvement” and “grassroots” campaigns against health care reforms and issues and any candidates who support them. All information is available and organized in a handy little package of webpages just for you!
Message from small business members to their employees: “Health care for me, but not for thee” perhaps?