COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the federal health care law represents a huge tax increase that will kill jobs.

"This decision concludes one thing and one thing only for me, and that is we need to have new leadership in Washington. We cannot continue to go down this path. We cannot continue to be dictated to on what kind of health care we need," the Republican governor said outside her office. "We've got a president who continues to want to put tax hikes on the American people."

Haley endorsed Mitt Romney before South Carolina's presidential primary in January and campaigned for him inside and outside the state.

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