Mitt Romney in bind over health care mandate

Full story: CBS News

WASHINGTON - President Obama's health care law has always been a tough issue for his presumptive Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, because Romney signed a similar plan into law when he was governor of Massachusetts.
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“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#1 Jul 3, 2012
Mitt Romney is right to claim that the health scum of Obama is the biggest tax in human history and it must be repealed and voided. Most Americans are not out of their mind to ask for the dictator Obama’s health scum and to send his 60 thousands IRS agents to tax them with 2000 dollars if a Middle Class family does not buy a 5000 minimum health insurance every year that it has to prove annually to the IRS. Most Americans are not out of their mind to ask for losing their freedom and liberty and depend on a failed system ruled by the union parasites of Obama with no doctors that will leave their professions while Obama will send you a nurse instead. Most Americans are not out of their mind to ask for death panels led by Obama for their parents and grandparents that will become hostages of the dictator who will decide who will live and who will die in the name of socialism and the good for the people China style. The American people will defeat Obama who seek the driving of America to self destruction with millions of Americans losing their heath care by the private insurance companies that will be forced to double their premiums due to Obama’s deceitful tactics.
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West Mifflin, PA

#2 Jul 3, 2012
blaming romney for MASS,health care problems is like blaming GEORGE WALLACE for alabama school problems.. or the governor of arizona for illegals. or chris christie for camden.... uncle sam ,CONGRESS makes the laws,do or dont enforce the laws, and 50 states get stuck with the problems...and has been using the carrot and stick approach for 50 years,on all 50 states with SEED MONEY,education money,road money,MANDATES,.to the point of BANKRUPCY.its been a do or die for every state who pass the FINANCING down to its citizens..who end up WITHERING ON THE VINE.notice all the problems and where they originate ,,health care, education,housing,taxation,imm igration,transportation.all the purple barneys in washington have left a legacy of "STUPIFICATION OF THE COUNTRY".

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#3 Jul 3, 2012
This is the game of the WH wWing Boys Club. The federal government has the power to print money, enforce out year budgeting and appoint a posse that steals and gives kickbacks.
billingrehab

Bryn Mawr, PA

#4 Jul 3, 2012
Romney being the politician that he was had to placate a legislature that was 85% Democratic when he was governor of Massachusetts.

http://www.npr.org/2012/06/13/154583216/romne...

He was also governor that had/has some of the higest taxes AND deficits. This also makes for easier Medicaid spending which fill the gaps in a mandatory insurance based health care system.

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cspg/smartpolitics/20...

Massachussets is also in the bottom half of population growth which makes the 98% medically insured a more attainable number.

Masshcussets was/is also in the top 10 tens states of income. That means income and demographics in Massachusetts was ripe for an Obama Care health bill simply because they are more likely to be able to afford it or pay for it with taxes. Also Massachusetts has been in the lower 1/4 of states as far as unemployment statistics which makes a mandatory insurance program mor pallatable to the public

http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/States_of_the_Un...

Romeny being the consumate politician had to make deals with a highly democratically control state. One of the highest in the nation.
Florida

Lithia, FL

#5 Jul 3, 2012
There are Not or NO better expert other than Romney (romneycare) repealing, overhauling and fixing a plagiarized, bastardized (obamacare)... "Tax and Care"..
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A sellout Obama did not read neither or know what the hell obama "TAX and CARE" was all about, when he signed the garbage into law..
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LOL... Pelosi: Lets hurry and pass it so we can find out what's in this plagiarized, bastardized piece of garbage, a sellout obamacare ...

AND too, A sellout obama, did not even know what the hell was in it, signing it, containing 21 new taxes, destroying the middle class, hating on the poor...
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15,000 overpaid IRS henchmen, intrusions into people's lives... 21 new Taxes!!
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The serendipitous sellout gift that just keeps on giving...
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It's the culture...

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#6 Jul 3, 2012
Don't think about Rev. WRIGHT
LOOK here!!

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#7 Jul 4, 2012
Jeff Brightone wrote:
Mitt Romney is right to claim that the health scum of Obama is the biggest tax in human history and it must be repealed and voided. Most Americans are not out of their mind to ask for the dictator Obama’s health scum and to send his 60 thousands IRS agents to tax them with 2000 dollars if a Middle Class family does not buy a 5000 minimum health insurance every year that it has to prove annually to the IRS. Most Americans are not out of their mind to ask for losing their freedom and liberty and depend on a failed system ruled by the union parasites of Obama with no doctors that will leave their professions while Obama will send you a nurse instead. Most Americans are not out of their mind to ask for death panels led by Obama for their parents and grandparents that will become hostages of the dictator who will decide who will live and who will die in the name of socialism and the good for the people China style. The American people will defeat Obama who seek the driving of America to self destruction with millions of Americans losing their heath care by the private insurance companies that will be forced to double their premiums due to Obama’s deceitful tactics.
The average "tax" or "fee" as Romney called it in Massachusetts will be about $600 to less than 10,000,000 people. Making it a smaller tax increase than any one of eleven tax increases Reagan imposed, or the one Bush 1 imposed, or the one that Clinton imposed.
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Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Jul 4, 2012
then mass will pay $6,000,000,000 {6billion},for 6.5 million people per year,with a total us population of 310 ,000,000, that would be approx,$350,000,000,000 {350 billion}..per year in tax increases ........reagan ..Total cumulative tax increases.+132.7 .... Yes, but nobody borrowed $1 to $1.5 trillion dollars a year on a regular basis. Only Obama. And he .ONLINE INFO.....AND WHO IS GONNNNNA PAY ,HAS PAID ,AND WILL CONTINUE TO PAY,,"ANYBODY WITH EXTRA BUCKS ABOVE 50% OVER POVERTY LEVEL",THATS ABOUT $38,000 OF INCOME,,,BEFORE TAXES... IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT wanted to charge a tax SAY,$1 DOLLAR PER POUND to pay off their 16 trillion DOLLAR DEBT,....every american would have to weigh 53,000 POUNDS EACH..

[350 billion
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Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Jul 4, 2012
the population of mass is only 6.5 million? in any event ... everyone should have healthcare, and everyone should pay,period,... no meanny testing,,WE ALL,INCLUDING CONGRESS suck out of the same pipe.no more different strokes for different folks.. sam sucks money out of medicare checks,it can suck it out of welfare checks toooo. but thats . not going to happen soon,me thinks sam will start sucking money ,the same way then do porta johns,A SUPER SUCKING VACUUM CLEANER
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#10 Jul 4, 2012
Flip-Flop Flip-Flop Flip-Flop here comes Romney.
Flip-Flop Flip-Flop Flip-Flop here comes Romney.
Flip-Flop Flip-Flop Flip-Flop here comes Romney.
Flip-Flop Flip-Flop Flip-Flop here comes Romney.

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#11 Jul 5, 2012
TAX THIS wrote:
then mass will pay $6,000,000,000 {6billion},for 6.5 million people per year,with a total us population of 310 ,000,000, that would be approx,$350,000,000,000 {350 billion}..per year in tax increases ........reagan ..Total cumulative tax increases.+132.7 .... Yes, but nobody borrowed $1 to $1.5 trillion dollars a year on a regular basis. Only Obama. And he .ONLINE INFO.....AND WHO IS GONNNNNA PAY ,HAS PAID ,AND WILL CONTINUE TO PAY,,"ANYBODY WITH EXTRA BUCKS ABOVE 50% OVER POVERTY LEVEL",THATS ABOUT $38,000 OF INCOME,,,BEFORE TAXES... IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT wanted to charge a tax SAY,$1 DOLLAR PER POUND to pay off their 16 trillion DOLLAR DEBT,....every american would have to weigh 53,000 POUNDS EACH..
[350 billion
1 to 1.5 trillion in deficit spending isn't all Obama and you know it. Bush's last fiscal budget had 1.3 trillion in deficit spending. Much of the deficit spending today is attributable to less revenue from the Bush tax cuts that should have expired and the economic collapse, Medicare part D, and military spending increases of over 100% since 2000. What Obama policy has added to the deficit of today? You can't say stimulus, that's already done. So what is it?
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Pittsburgh, PA

#13 Jul 6, 2012
GDP,GNP,GYP, the debtSSSSS of the 3 headed dragon,federal,state and county is in excess of $30,000,000,000,000 {30 trillion} TODAY,right now, and growing every day...from LBJ TO OBAMA its been a spending,pension,benefits FRENZZY,FROM WELFARE TO JAILFARE TO,healthfare authorityfare ,pensionfare, benefits fare, FOR LIFE,,,,and who knows what else,..and for the most part a lbj inspired,democrat socialist, BI PARTISEN EFFORT. has doomed US
Florida

Lithia, FL

#14 Jul 6, 2012
Supreme Court hands President Obama a major victory on health care.. LMFAO...
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Supremes: ObamaCare not a mandate, it's a "TAX"... Pay it libtards, you losers...
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The centerpiece of ObamaCare is the individual mandate and now dead...RIP... With 20 million Americans that still remain uncovered and uninsured... you soldout dumbasses..
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OLD obamacare, now morphed into a NEW sellout broken piece of sellout "Tax-n-Care" legislation.. That can be Rescinded, Revoked, Canceled, Extended like the "Bush Tax Cuts" or Repealed... you dummies!!
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LOL...'If it ain't broke'...- Fix it until it is'...
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obama "TAX-n-CARE"...
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The serendipitous "GIFT" that just keeps on giving...
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It's the culture...
Bobby Randell

AOL

#15 Jul 6, 2012
Jeff Brightone wrote:
Mitt Romney is right to claim that the health scum of Obama is the biggest tax in human history and it must be repealed and voided. Most Americans are not out of their mind to ask for the dictator Obama’s health scum and to send his 60 thousands IRS agents to tax them with 2000 dollars if a Middle Class family does not buy a 5000 minimum health insurance every year that it has to prove annually to the IRS. Most Americans are not out of their mind to ask for losing their freedom and liberty and depend on a failed system ruled by the union parasites of Obama with no doctors that will leave their professions while Obama will send you a nurse instead. Most Americans are not out of their mind to ask for death panels led by Obama for their parents and grandparents that will become hostages of the dictator who will decide who will live and who will die in the name of socialism and the good for the people China style. The American people will defeat Obama who seek the driving of America to self destruction with millions of Americans losing their heath care by the private insurance companies that will be forced to double their premiums due to Obama’s deceitful tactics.
Obama let Pelosi put 22 new taxes in her Destroy Quality Health Care Bill. The non union middle class won't know what hit them. Boy, did Obama betray the public trust.
How could he have let Pelosi do this to the American people? Was he weak or just afraid of her?
Gay Rights

Cookeville, TN

#16 Jul 6, 2012
Tony wrote:
Flip-Flop Flip-Flop Flip-Flop here comes Romney.
Flip-Flop Flip-Flop Flip-Flop here comes Romney.
Flip-Flop Flip-Flop Flip-Flop here comes Romney.
Flip-Flop Flip-Flop Flip-Flop here comes Romney.
Tony were you in the movie Broke Back Mtn.

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#17 Jul 6, 2012
TAX THIS wrote:
GDP,GNP,GYP, the debtSSSSS of the 3 headed dragon,federal,state and county is in excess of $30,000,000,000,000 {30 trillion} TODAY,right now, and growing every day...from LBJ TO OBAMA its been a spending,pension,benefits FRENZZY,FROM WELFARE TO JAILFARE TO,healthfare authorityfare ,pensionfare, benefits fare, FOR LIFE,,,,and who knows what else,..and for the most part a lbj inspired,democrat socialist, BI PARTISEN EFFORT. has doomed US
Socialist? You don't even know what socialism is. Paying teachers, cops, firefighters to perform duties and services is not socialism. Providing them with benefits and pensions is not socialism. Socialism is an economic system characterised by social ownership and/or control of the means of production and cooperative management of the economy. Who has proposed social ownership of the means of production? Do you even know what that means?

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#18 Jul 6, 2012
Florida wrote:
Supreme Court hands President Obama a major victory on health care.. LMFAO...
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Supremes: ObamaCare not a mandate, it's a "TAX"... Pay it libtards, you losers...
-
The centerpiece of ObamaCare is the individual mandate and now dead...RIP... With 20 million Americans that still remain uncovered and uninsured... you soldout dumbasses..
-
OLD obamacare, now morphed into a NEW sellout broken piece of sellout "Tax-n-Care" legislation.. That can be Rescinded, Revoked, Canceled, Extended like the "Bush Tax Cuts" or Repealed... you dummies!!
-
LOL...'If it ain't broke'...- Fix it until it is'...
-
obama "TAX-n-CARE"...
-
The serendipitous "GIFT" that just keeps on giving...
-
It's the culture...
20 million still uncovered? Well the full bill doesn't take effect until 2014, so that's no surprise. Also, in 2008, nearly 50 million were uncovered. 20 million is less isn't it.
That's funny. You'll vote for the architect of the plan, Rmoney. The guy that called it a penalty not a tax only months ago. Why should I have to pay for deadbeats that don't pay for insurance but will still seek care when they get sick or injured? Especially now that the bill doesn't allow insurance companies to deny coverage to those that get sick. Would it be right for someone to wait to buy coverage until they get sick? No. Funny, the GOP used to call the individual mandate "personal responsibility" when they created the plan nearly 30 years ago.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#19 Jul 6, 2012
Why is he in a bind?
He was first with Obamacare and should be proud of it, taxes and all.

Why is he flip-flopping away?
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#20 Jul 6, 2012
sofa_king_cool wrote:
<quoted text>Socialist? You don't even know what socialism is. Paying teachers, cops, firefighters to perform duties and services is not socialism. Providing them with benefits and pensions is not socialism. Socialism is an economic system characterised by social ownership and/or control of the means of production and cooperative management of the economy. Who has proposed social ownership of the means of production? Do you even know what that means?
Socialism is anything a teabagger doesn't like.
Like paying teachers. Or filling potholes.
Or giving a hungry little kid a free sandwich at school.
(Ronald Reagan hated that idea).

Stuff like that.
Roger Edgar

AOL

#21 Jul 7, 2012
Gary wrote:
Why is he in a bind?
He was first with Obamacare and should be proud of it, taxes and all.
Why is he flip-flopping away?
Though the June Job numbers were abysmal Obama remains confident than most America's prefer failure any hope for a bright future for their families.

Embrace the Disgrace that is The Obama Presidency! It's all your pitiful families deserve!

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