Tallahassee.com (Florida Attorney General Bill) McCollum said the bill is "wrong" in two ways.
First, he said, the mandate to buy insurance or pay a fine amounts to "a tax on living." Unlike auto insurance or payroll taxes, McCollum said, the new fees would apply to people for not doing anything, not triggered by any status or activity on a citizen's part.
Secondly, he said, the bill imposes spending requirements on the states --amounting to more than $1.6 billion for Florida. McCollum said Congress can't legally do that.
McCollum said he expects to file in U.S. District Court for North Florida on Tuesday -- if the president signs the bill then, as expected.
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