Gordon Webster, Jr.

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I like most of you where shocked to hear about the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the individual mandate and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The 5-to-4 decision went against many small business organizations and 26 states that challenged the constitutionality of the individual mandate.

This is clearly a tax on all Americans and small businesses. There's a real concern that this precedent will set in Congress’s ability to dictate other aspects of our lives.

Small business owners are going to face an onslaught of taxes and mandates resulting in job loss and closed businesses.

I do not think this is a win for this administration. They are going to have to explain their previously held position that they would not raise taxes on anyone making under $250,000.

The power and control of health-care decisions should be in the hands of the consumer, not our federal government.