Snellville, GA – Republican State Senate Candidate Travis Bowden has publicly denounced today’s US Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act, also known as ObamaCare, the controversial health care program launched by President Barack Obama and a Democratic Congress.
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding ObamaCare was a major disaster,” Bowden said. “I’m disappointed that the Justices of the highest court in America decided to trample the rights and liberties of American citizens. Government spending and intrusion into citizens’ lives is becoming more of a threat to our freedoms, both in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta.”
Under ObamaCare, every American citizen who is not covered by health insurance from the U.S. Government or their employer must carry a minimum of health insurance or pay a penalty under the Individual Mandate. In a 5-4 decision released earlier today, the Supreme Court ruled that this was acceptable.
“The tentacles of big government are reaching into our lives from Washington and the Georgia Legislature is full of politicians who grow the size of government to fit their needs- either for their personal financial interests or to earn campaign contributions from their corporate masters,” Bowden said. “Enough is enough. I ask the residents of Georgia Senate District 9 to look toward Washington and see what happens when government runs wild. Once I am elected, I will be relentless in my fight to bring jobs back to Georgia, cut spending, and reduce government meddling in our lives.”
Travis Bowden is a Snellville businessman and has served as a member of the Gwinnett County Republican Party Board of Directors and currently serves as the Chairman and Founder of the Gwinnett County Young Republicans. He is also a graduate of Lilburn’s Parkview High School and Georgia State University.
Bowden is challenging Don Balfour in the 2012 Republican Primary for Georgia’s State Senate District 9, an area in southeast Gwinnett County that includes parts of Snellville, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, Grayson and Dacula. The 2012 Republican Primary Election will be held on July 31.