McKenna was quoted as saying that the bill:
"...unconstitutionally imposes new requirements on our state and on its citizens."I am sure that the requirements he is mentioning is referring to the part of the bill that REQUIRES every American citizen to obtain health care insurance.
According to McKenna the requirement for us to buy health insurance violates the commerce clause and the 10th Amendment to the Constitution that deals with the sovereignty of the states.
Where in the hell does the federal government get off telling US that we HAVE to buy health insurance?
Apparently, also according to the article, Washington state governor Christine Gregoire is not particularly happy with the state's Attorney General and plans to oppose his efforts. It sure is a good thing that Gregoire has absolute no power to oppose what the attorney general does. Governor Gregoire basically can do two things. Jack and shit.
Attorney generals in other states have announced that they will file lawsuits on behalf of their citizens as well. These state include: Alabama, Florida, South Carolina (big surprise there), Nebraska, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah.
Okay folks, why isn't Oklahoma on this list? Two words. Drew Edmondson.