Thursday, June 28, 2012

Romney: 'If We Want to Get Rid of Obamacare, We're Going to Have to Replace President Obama'

GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney had a few things to say about today's Supreme Court ruling in favor of ObamaCare:

"Let's make clear that we understand what the Court did, and did not do," Romney said in Washington, D.C., according to a rough transcript of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's statement. "What the Court did today was say that Obamacare does not violate the Constitution. What they did not do was say that Obamacare is good law or that it's good policy."

Romney added: "Obamacare was bad policy yesterday. It's bad policy today. Obamacare was bad law yesterday. It's bad law today."

This presidential election is "a choice," Romney said. "You can choose whether you want to have a larger and larger government, more and more intrusive in your life, separating you and your doctor, whether you're comfortable with more deficits, higher debt that we will pass onto the coming generations. [Or] whether you're willing to have the government put in place a plan that potentially causes you to lose the insurance that you like or whether instead you want to return to a time when the American people will have their own choice in health care, where consumers will be able to make share choices as to what kind of health insurance they want."

"This is the time of choice for the American people," Romney said.

Romney concluded: "Help us. Help us defeat Obamacare. Help us defeat the liberal agenda that makes government too big, too intrusive and is killing jobs across this great country."

This election just became about ObamaCare.


louielouie said...

now that this is done, i'm wondering. i'm thinking that even if the repubs retake the senate and white house and hold onto the house, they won't repeal this.
i don't think they will have the stomach for the fight that will come.

B.Poster said...


Unfortunately I think you're right. It seems easy to get government programs. It seems to be very hard to get rid of them once they are in place. The best possible out come would seem to be some type of modification to the bill.

The problem with health care is not so much a matter of who pays for it whether it is the government or the patient. The problem is it costs to much. We need to figure ways to get the costs down and then we can figure out who pays for it and how to pay for it.

The problem with the ACA is it seems to do nothing to address the runaway costs of health care and probably will make it worse because of the huge amounts of government corruption that are likely to ensue.

Essentially we should figure out how to get the costs down and then we can figure out how to pay for it. Should it be a single payer system paid for by the taxpayers or should each citizen pay for his or her health care? Gett the costs down first. This bill appears to do nothing meaningful to address that and, in fact, will likely make the costs worse.