Former New York Gov. George Pataki announced Wednesday the creation of a national organization that will work to repeal the Democrats' health care overhaul, which he called a "horrific" and costly bungle.
Pataki said his nonprofit group, Revere America, will develop a grassroots network and highlight national opposition to the health care law, which he believes will impose a $500 billion burden on U.S. taxpayers and tighten government control of the health care system.
"I can't recall anything remotely like this in my lifetime," Pataki told FoxNews.com. He said the law was passed in the face of substantial opposition from the public and hastily rammed through Congress by its chief architects, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
"We can't just roll over and accept it as a fait accompi. That's what I think the president, Pelosi and Reid thought would happen," Pataki said. "We're going to fight, mobilize and get this repealed. We want to get at least 1 million signatures and e-mail addresses from people across the country who believe that Obamacare should be repealed."
Tea Party leaders said Pataki's effort could bolster opposition to the new law and that they would have their eye on any efforts for a grassroots push against the overhaul.
"Everything we do would complement that effort," said Eric Odom, administrator for taxdayteaparty.com/