"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Further Proof Romney Supported a National Individual Mandate In 2009

This post is dedicated to the poster who posted on my article, Romney wins Arizona and Michigan -- Time to Bow Down, calling those at Red State and me bigots because we don't like Romney only because he is Mormon.  In 2008, we were bigots because we didn't like Obama and now we are bigots because we don't like Romney?  Let's see what do the two have the most in common?  How about healthcare and National individual mandates they both advocate.

The internet can be interesting place when you start to research and find out Romney lies every time he says he never supported a national individual mandate because he did.  There is video to prove that he advocated for Obama to follow his lead.  There is a reason so many conservatives are referring to him as Obama lite.  Looks like his supporters deserve the same title as they are following in the steps of Obama supporters.

Did this person think I was going to sit down and shut-up?  Not happening and to anyone thinking I will get on board with Romney like I did McCain in 2008, they need a reality check because that is not happening.  I don't support a Massachusetts liberal for President so that leaves out Romney.

As I said earlier today when I posted this video in the article below this one, I think he ran against Ted Kennedy as a Republican only because he didn't want to go through a primary.  He was an Indy from 1976 so that is the only reasonable explanation since he ran to the left of Kennedy near the end.  Yet his supporters say he is a good conservative.  Their definition for conservative and mine are worlds apart.

Over the years I have objected to the throwing around of the label 'Republican in Name Only' or RINO for short but in the case of Romney, it is a perfect fit.  That is the perfect title for Romney since he is more aligned with the Democrat way of thinking then Republicans.  I object to him and his supporters taking the Republican Party left and then declaring he represents conservatives.  This is one conservative he will never represent and I know a lot of fellow conservatives who feel the same way.

Twitter is alive with Romney supporters trying to spin the USA Today editorial but now they also have to try and spin the video of Romney recommending Obama using parts of Romneycare as a model.  Imagine that, Romney lies.  When does he tell the truth is probably the question of the year?  His supporters trying to say his conservative is laughable.  Conservative to who?  Nancy Pelosi?  
Further Proof Romney Supported a National Individual Mandate In 2009
Posted by Erick Erickson (Diary)
Saturday, March 3rd at 7:54PM EST

As I mentioned yesterday, back in 2009 Mitt Romney took to the pages of USA Today to tell President Obama that as he came up with a healthcare plan he should consider using “tax penalties” as Massachusetts did or “tax credits, as others have proposed” to help cover the costs of health care. 
The “tax penalties” is Mitt Romney’s individual mandate, a key portion the Obama Administration has credited all along as having been embraced in Obamacare. 
Since pointing out yesterday that, in his own words, Mitt Romney supported a national individual mandate, his supporters have gone totally insane on twitter fully denying and trying to spin their way out of this story. Despite Romney’s own words in his editorial, Mitt Romney’s supporters are denying Romney’s own words. 
But Romney did not just write an op-ed. He went on Meet the Press too. You can hear Mitt Romney on Meet the Press recommend the President take one of two approaches in formulating health care. 
The first approach Romney suggests is Romneycare, which Mitt Romney now claims was never intended to be a model for the nation. 
The second approach Romney suggests is the Wyden-Bennett health reform measure then pending in the United States Senate. Wyden-Bennett, like Romneycare, contained an individual mandate
In other words, skipping the diplomatic phrasing of some, Mitt Romney lies each time he says he never supported a national individual mandate.  
Source:  Red State

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