Full statement from the Minnesota Republican Party:
St. Paul – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Pat Shortridge issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling this morning on ObamaCare.
"While we are disappointed that ObamaCare wasn't repealed today, we are ready to elect conservatives to Congress this fall who will repeal and replace ObamaCare in its entirety. As Republican conservatives, we've learned time and again that we can't rely on the courts to protect our Constitutional liberties, it's up to us at the ballot box. We must continue our work to elect Constitutional conservatives who will defend our freedoms from an overreaching government inWashington.
"When he signed ObamaCare, President Obama broke a campaign promise not to raise taxes on middle class American families. Today, the Supreme Court confirmed that ObamaCare is a tax on middle class families, not a mandate, despite the arguments of the President. The Minnesota representatives who voted for ObamaCare will have to answer and be accountable this November for their vote to increase taxes on the middle class and dramatically increase the size and reach of government.
"As President Obama and Democrats in Minnesota claim victory today, the Supreme Court's decision is a reminder that ObamaCare is a massive tax increase on all Americans and another broken campaign promise, and that their victory will be short-lived as voters reject it in November."
Sales tax collections in Grand Forks totaled more than $1.6 million in June, helping the City remain slightly above last year's pace.