msnbc | June 28, 2012
>> a republican from indiana. i should tell you we also have a picture of the floor of the senate and senator harry reid is praising this decision. obviously, as you know, the costin -- the supreme court has upheld the individual mandate. in addition, when you look at the polls, the specifics of the details of what's in this plan, from covering college students up to age 26, the medicade provision, these are things that are favored by the american people . are the republicans now going to say we fought the good fight, it's over, are you gonna continue to try to fight this through congress?
>> well, a couple thoughts here. number one, i have been telling people, based on my experience and i have had some with the supreme court , if you bet the farm on what conventional wisdom says they are going to adjudicate, you could lose the farm. and i think a lot of people were surprised today that the court ruled the way it did and that justice roberts went with the four left-leaning justices. to get directly to your question, what this does is it puts it back in the hands of the american people and it is going to be decided by the people here in november. and so it does move it to the political side of the equation. republicans are going to go forward and continue to attempt to repeal t we don't have the votes here now. it will be decided in november. but reaction in 2010 to what the congress did without any bipartisan support jamming it through the congress, it's unaffordable act has not come forward with ? yes some positive things but overall, it is now what the president said was not a tax. it is a tax on the american people . the american people are going to have to decide whether or not their health care provisions for the future are better decided by the government through a bureaucracy here in washington or better left that private sector around to the states to dial with this, a lot of innovation going on here. nobody saying going to throw out the kids under the parents or necessarily i do this or do that. this is back to what is the best affordable health care we can provide right now. we have something with a big tax and the american people who rejected that in 2010 will have a chance to break the tie in 2012 .
>> senator dan coats , republican from