GOP wants to repeal and replace Obama’s Health Care. With what? RomneyCare?by Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Jun. 30, 2012, under 2012 Presidential elections, Hispanic Latino Vote, Independent voter centrist moderate swing vote, Women Voters
GOP wants to repeal and replace Obama’s Health Care.
Republican nominee Rick Santorum said it best when he essentially said if Romney is the GOP nominee — you may as well vote for Obama. I agree with Rick on that. I would rather have 4 more years of Obama than 8 years of Romney.
At least we know where Obama stands … with Romney, he has flip flopped so many times that he doesn’t even know where he stands anymore with his constant changing views. He has been coined with “Multiple Choice Mitt.”
Mitt Romney is slamming Obamacare as a huge tax increase, but his Massachusetts mandate did the exact same thing
The problem here for Romney is that his health care law in Massachusetts did the exact same thing as the Roberts-tweaked version of Obamacare will do. The individual mandate Romney installed uses the same tax scheme to penalize free riders as the Affordable Care Act will, charging people who choose to not purchase health insurance a penalty through the tax code. And Romney himself has acknowledged as much — many times.
In 2008, when Romney was running for president for the first time, ABC News host Charlie Gibson asked him during a New Hampshire debate, “Governor … you imposed tax penalties in Massachusetts?” Romney replied, “Yes, we said, look, if people can afford to buy it, either buy the insurance or pay your own way; don’t be free riders.” It was the same debate in which he infamously declared, “I like mandates.”
In 2006, Romney explained in a Powerpoint presentation how the state would enforce his mandate. “We will withhold any of their tax refund” for people who don’t purchase insurance, he said. The former governor said the same thing in a 2009 interview with CNN: “There are a number of ways to encourage people to get insurance, and what we did, we said ‘you’re going to lose a tax exemption if you don’t have insurance.’”
And the Obama campaign is quick to point out that while Romney and other Republicans are accusing the president of enacting a huge tax increase, the penalties under Romneycare are bigger than under Obamacare. Continue Reading