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Barney Frank: On Second Thought, Passing Obamacare Might Have Been a Mistake

Philpy67 Wrote: Apr 18, 2012 10:04 AM
Frank's comment about doing "nothing at all," is indicative of Dem "thinking": If gov't doesn't do it, it won't get done. I guess there were no hospitals, doctors, nurses, etc. until gov't "did" something. If something is wanted, and gov't stays out of the way, private initiative will get it done better, without gov't theft of the fruits of peoples' labor. Support libertarianism if you agree.

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Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) thought President Obama was making a "mistake" in pressing for healthcare reform in 2010 and urged the White House to back off after Democrats lost their 60-seat majority in the Senate, the congressman tells New York magazine. "I think we paid a terrible price for healthcare," Frank told the magazine in a lengthy interview as he prepares to retire at the end of his 16th term. "I would not have pushed it as hard. As a matter of fact, after [Sen.] Scott Brown [R-Mass.] won [in January 2010], I...