I am still fuming with Justice Roberts.
It'll be hard to sustain this attack when the Heritage Foundation created the individual mandate and Mitt Romney provided the blueprint for Obamacare. Good luck.
Considering that the Heritage Foundation (a) merely hinted at it briefly in a far different way than was in ObamaCare, have since come out pretty clearly against it anyway and their opinions either way have nothing to do with anyone but themselves and (b) Since the Massachusetts health care bill only survives because of huge Medicaid subsidies and would bankrupt the state otherwise, I think it will be pretty easy.Especially since people are now finally realizing what's in the bill, to quote Nancy Pelosi.It's at least more honest than the Obama Administration constantly changing their definition on whether it's a 'tax' or a penalty.BTW, if it IS a tax, it does not fit the very strict constitutional definitions of what kind of taxes the feds may levy..but hey,who cares what the Constitution says when there's the agenda to be shoved down people's throats, right?
That may be, but Romney is (as Santorum noted) pretty much the worst person you can have to argue against Obamacare. There's simply too many videos of Romney praising the individual mandate and his own health care program (let alone all of the other things that he used to be liberal on).If Palin were the nominee, the Supreme Court would have handed her a gift. I tolerate her the way one tolerates a 3am car alarm, but at least she could pull out her death panel claptrap and rally the base. It's quite amazing that in an election year, the republicans have chosen the one guy in America that can't attack Obamacare without looking foolish.I mean, just look at what Romney said after the ruling:"One, we have to make sure that people who want to keep their current insurance will be able to do so. Having 20 million people, up to that number of people, lose the insurance they want, is simply unacceptable. Number two, got to make sure that those people who have pre-existing conditions know that they will be able to be insured and they will not lose their insurance."Obamacare already does that. What planet is this guy living on?
Yes, Roland, I'm sure you would have absolutely loved for the Republicans to pick Santorum as their nominee. Sorry they didn't oblige you.ObamaCare does a lot of things all right. Especially for seniors who lose their Medicare Advantage, employees who get dropped from their employers’ plans, families who will see their premiums increase, businesses that have to endure the employer mandate and will hire les speople because of it,and the taxpayers who have to foot the bill for the whole thing.As for what Romney said, all he's doing is addressing these facts. ObamaCare is going to cause an awful lot of people to lose their care, unless they work for a well-connected, Obama Campaign contributing company or one of Obama's pet unions and were able to get a waiver. Bottom line, you're going to see more expensive health care, a longer wait to access it, and a lot less of it in general. It's not a 'healthcare' bill, it's a massive wealth transfer.Romney has said he'll repeal this monstrosity.It would be political suicide for him not to.
I quoted Santorum. That doesn't mean I supported him. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. I'm unsure why you think I wanted him as the nominee. Please read closer next time. If you believe that Romney will repeal Obamacare, then fair enough. It's just that, given his penchant for saying whatever he thinks is politically expedient at the time, you are taking a huge leap of faith by trusting him. Oh, and be careful not to quote Obama. I might just pull a Rob and accuse you of supporting him...
Read more carefully Roland. I never said you supported Santorum.I merely stated that as an obvious Obama supporter, you would have loved to have had him as the GOP nominee. Barack Obama has never really won a tough campaign against anyone on an equal footing. The one time he tried, against Bobby Rush back in Chicago, he got his head handed to him. It will be interesting to see how he manages.Regards,Rob
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