Indiana dollars to fight reform

April 1, 2010
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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has joined several other states to legally challenge the recently passed federal health-care legislation. This means Indiana tax dollars will be spent challenging the bill.

He says by joining the already filed suit, we’ll save money. But should this money be spent in the first place? If you support the legislation, you may argue no. It’s seen as a waste of money fighting something a lot of Americans want. On the other hand, those who are against the legislation will say this is necessary to protect Indiana dollars as well as its residents who in the future will be required to purchase insurance or face penalties.

And, it may depend on what political party you align with as to whether you support this suit. Democratic legislators here have criticized the AG, saying he’s wasting taxpayer money. According to AG spokesman Bryan Corbin, the work is being done in-house, so employees aren’t getting paid any additional money for it, just their salaries.

I wonder if the AG’s office has enough resources to devote time to this or if other areas will suffer because of the suit.

What do you think? Is this a smart move to have multiple states fight the legislation or just a waste of money?
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