Thomas Fitton

President of Judicial Watch

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Because no one is above the law!


Honorary Co-Complainant in our Obamacare-related lawsuits


Dear Judicial Watch Supporter:


[2-2014 partial letter] I am asking you to sign on today as an Honorary Co-Complainant in our Obamacare-related lawsuits for one very simple reason.


Whether Obamacare remains on the books or is eventually repealed by Congress, the secret deals, the corruption, and the unconstitutional actions that have marked this Big Government powergrab by Barack Obama must be exposed and prosecuted. There is no time to waste.


I urgently need your support as an Honorary Co-Complainant to help bring the full pressure of our legal and investigative expertise to bear on the rampant corruption, secrecy, and lawlessness that surrounds Obamacare. Right from the beginning everything about Obamacare has been a disaster.


          This government takeover one-six of the American economy was cooked up with special interest groups behind closed doors, based on phony financial assumptions and to buy votes in Congress the Obama gang loaded it up with corrupt deals like the "Cornhusker Kickback" and the "Louisiana Purchase";


          To sell his Big Government power grab and then win re-election, President Obama lied to the American people for over three years with statements like "If you like your healthcare plan, you'll be able to keep your healthcare plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what" and "If you like your doctor; you can keep your doctor."


          Incredibly, when Obamacare was challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012, Chief Justice John Roberts decided to legislate from the bench and, in a arrogant exercise of judicial activism, saved it by asserting it was constitutional under Congress' taxing power;


          The "rollout" of Obamacare, three and a half years after it became law and after nearly $700 MILLION taxpayer dollars squandered on the creation of, it continues to be a complete debacle;


          As was proving to be the most expensive non-working website in history, millions of Americans are learning they're losing their healthcare insurance coverage, contrary to President Obama promises;


          And millions more Americans are being reduced from full-time to part-time employment because their employers cannot afford the onerous new costs of healthcare insurance under Obamacare!


We and other conservatives always knew that Obamacare was a train wreck waiting to happen, a political scheme full of lies and half truths. And now the American people know that Barack Obama . . .


1)          Lied to us when he promised "That's what I will do in bringing all parties together, not negotiating behind closed doors" to create Obamacare;


2)          Lied to us about our ability to keep our own health plans and doctors under Obamacare;


3)          Lied to us about Obamacare's real costs and its impact on the national debt;


4)          And lied to us about the government's ability to manage this Big Government monstrosity.


The congressional midterm elections in 2014 and the presidential election in 2016 may well result in Obamacare's repeal.


But for the American people to make informed election-day decisions, they must know all the facts . . . including the facts about the corruption, secrecy, and unconstitutional executive actions that are part and parcel of Obamacare!


More importantly, if laws were broken, corrupt deals struck, and the Constitution violated, those acts must be exposed and prosecuted to the full extent of the law!


As conservatives, we believe that the bigger government is, the bigger the opportunities are for corruption and secrecy. That's why we have been deeply involved in investigations and litigation over Obamacare since 2010 . . . the year it was passed into law by Congress.


          The Obamacare legislation was hatched in secret meetings that included President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and key special interest lobbyists.


That's why we launched a full open records investigation to get to the facts behind these meetings and deals that arose out of them, especially the over 200 "waivers" from Obamacare granted to politically well-connected labor unions and companies.


          We also believe that Obamacare's "individual mandate" is unconstitutional, no matter that Chief Justice Roberts and a block of liberal Supreme Court Justices decided it is a "tax."


That's why we filed an "amicus curiae" brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 challenging Obamacare's constitutionality.


          We also believe that a President does not have the authority to ignore a clear, congressionally-imposed deadline contained within an Act of Congress . . . especially one that directly affects hundreds of thousands of employers and millions of employees.


That's why last fall, on behalf of a Florida-based orthodontics practice, we sued the Obama administration over President Obama's unilateral decision to delay the "employer mandate" component of the Obamacare law.


We believe this arbitrary action violates federal law and exceeds Executive Branch power. It is one more unconstitutional power grab by the Obama administration, and we will not let them get away with it unchallenged!


          The chronically secretive Obama administration has contempt for the people's "right to know" and is desperately trying to cover-up ugly and inconvenient facts about the real pain and hardship that Obamacare is now causing millions of Americans, and the damage it is doing to the insurance marketplace.


That's why we're also seeking data from the insurance compliance division of every state in America about policy cancellations.


As you'll read in this month's Verdict, information we've received to date reveals very high numbers of policy cancellations in 2013 and 2014 as a direct result of Obamacare (for example, 250,000 Pennsylvanians are losing their insurance coverage, as are nearly 80,000 individuals in Connecticut).


These numbers, provided by state insurance regulators, directly contradict claims by the White House and again prove that Obamacare is built on a tissue of lies. (You may review this data at


(Obama administration secrecy is also why we had to sue the Health and Human Services Department to obtain full information about the actual number of individuals who enrolled in Obamacare at during its first days of operation!)


          Since we believe that big government brings big corruption, and since the Obama administration has routinely rewarded its allies with fat federal contracts, we've carefully monitored Obamacare-related contracts.


That's why we launched a full-scale investigation into Obamacare's disastrous rollout, including the $678 MILLION squandered on a no-bid government contract to build the dysfunctional website.


We are now deploying all our expertise in getting to the facts about the myriad scandals surrounding Obamacare . . . But we can't do it on our own.. .we need your help! Specifically, I need you to:


1)       Sign the [requested] enclosed Honorary Co-Complainant form.


Your decision to sign on as an Honorary Co-Complainant does not in any way bind you to the outcome of our lawsuits. But your status as an Honorary Co-Complainant shows your determination to hold accountable under the law anyone who has engaged in deceitful or corrupt acts in furthering Obamacare!


2)       Back up your signed Honorary Co-Complainant form with a generous tax-deductible contribution to Judicial Watch.


Judicial Watch relies entirely on the contributions of dedicated supporters like you to carry forward all our investigative, legal and public education work. And in these early months of 2014, as we carry such an enormous caseload of investigations and lawsuits, your help is most urgently needed!


Americans have trusted Judicial Watch for twenty years to use the courts to fight against public corruption and for the American people's right to know.


Today, confronted with the radically leftist and lawless Obama administration, our role is more critically important than ever.


That's why it is so critical that you give Judicial Watch your active personal and finacial support today!


Please [request for and] sign your Honorary Co-Complainant form today and help support us with your best tax-deductible gift. Working with you, I know Judicial Watch can continue to lead the fight for open government . . . and hold Barack Obama and his administration accountable under the law!



Thomas Fitton



P.S. Because of the chronic obstructionism and secrecy of the Obama administration, I anticipate that we will be forced to file additional lawsuits in the very near future . . . [Please request for Honorary Co-Complaint form if you haven't received one (JW, P.O. Box 96234, Washington D.C. 20090-6234)]!