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Should Romney Apologize for Romneycare?

philbryson Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 3:50 PM
Byron Dork, you are as dumb as Santorum. You complain because Romney doesn't present a one-line answer (you don't like complex politics) to the difference between an American state and the American nation. What part of states rights in the constitution do you not get? States have been making us buy car insurance for some time now, and if we elect state legislators who insist on attacking free riders and mandating health insurance, the supreme court will have nothing to say. This is the right of a state. The constitution limits what the nation can do by way of interfering in commerce. With republicans like Santorum, who needs democrats or York?
Pamela166 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 4:01 PM
You are as dumb as you accuse Byron being; The state does NOT force you to buy auto insurance. You are quite free to go along with NO insurance, BUT if you chose to drive an automobile, then they say that you OWE it to fellow drivers to be able to restore them to their position before the accident. You are usually only required to purchase LIABILITY insurance which covers the other innocent party.
wiseone Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 4:43 PM
Mandatory auto insurance protects everyone else, not the owner of the car. It exists so victims of the car owner's negligence/incompetence/irresponsible behavior can be adequately compensated.

Mandatory health insurance, even if it exists for the purported reason, pays for the purchaser's own health care. Of course we all know the real reason it has been foisted on a predominantly unwilling public is because socialist liberals want bigger government in charge of more and more aspects of everyone's life.

The same left that swears that abortion is a private medical matter that the state has no interest in, even when the state is paying for it, has no problem putting the state in charge of everyone's medical matters and payment methods.
It's always been a challenge for Mitt Romney to explain the differences between Romneycare and Obamacare. The two programs share a lot of the same features -- mandate, penalties, subsidies, exchanges and others. Romney has consistently argued that those provisions are acceptable, even good, at the state level, but not acceptable, and in some cases not even constitutional, at the federal level.

The problem isn't just that Romney frequently finds himself making detailed explanations, which is never a good thing in politics. The problem is that it always sounds a little odd to voters for Romney to say that when he...

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