Perdue moving forward with lawsuit against feds

ATLANTA – Gov. Sonny Perdue is planning to move forward with a lawsuit against the federal government over the controversial health care bill, a number of media outlets, including The Associated Press, reported.

Perdue is moving forward even though Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker said he wouldn’t file such an action.

“I think in this economy, in this America that we all grew up in and love, forcing people to purchase things they don’t want to purchase, I think, violates a constitutional right that they have,” The Associated Press quoted Perdue as saying.

Meanwhile, Georgia’s six Republican members of the House of Representatives wrote to Baker urging him to sue the federal government.

“We urge you to uphold your constitutional responsibilities to the State and people of Georgia by fulfilling the Governor’s request to use all of the resources of your office to challenge this Act and its impact on our citizens,” they wrote.

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