This idea that the GOP is somehow responsible for Obambicare because the idea for a mandate was birthed in the GOP tilted Heritage Foundation and supported by the likes of Gingrich is all abuzz on the usual liberal sites and now even by Obambi and his political minions. To now point across the aisle is as laughable as it gets.
A good answer to it is a simple one... the GOP aborted the idea after taking a closer look at the ultrasound.
Thomas Jefferson to John Page Fairfeilds Dec: 25. 1762.
... But the old-fellows say we must read to gain knowledge; and gain knowledge to make us happy and be admired. Mere jargon! Is there any such thing as happiness in this world? No: And as for admiration I am sure the man who powders most, parfumes most, embroiders most, and talks most nonsense, is most admired.
Not a single repuggie voted for it...
(D)emorats had to pass it using reconciliation because of no repuggie support...
Yet it's now owned by repuggies...
According to libberals...
Where'd that squirrel go?
"The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."
Yeah, it was a race thing. A cluster f**k of a miserable failure because the Republicans didn't give him what he wanted.He wanted the republicans to take ownership of it. After taking a closer look at the ultrasound, they realized a black baby democrat would get all the credit and aborted it
Its the Democrat's bill. They wrote it. They had their big dog and pony show. They conned and bribed and lied to get the votes they needed amongst themselves. They passed it at midnight. By themselves. Now its seen as big-arsed failure. So now the Republicans came up with the idea.
Are you serious?
That's a rhetorical question.
And Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats knew what was going on. They have an idea who's going to vote for what. NO Republicans voted for ObamaCare.
If you really think that Pelosi and Obama were trying to make ObamaCare bipartisan, then Pelosi and Obama are huge idiots, because the Republicans tricked them, made them write an unconstitutional bill and then voted against it.
The mandate is out!!! Obama is getting rid of it!!! Its done!!! No more!!!
Its now officially re-named the "Personal Responsibility Clause".
How cool is that? Same shit, new name, no problem.
And if you're paying close attention, its now a bi-partisan bill. That's what they say. It must be true.
Republicans came up with the ideas, democrats put them into law to the strong objection of republicans. Republicans are now cheering the demise of their own ideas. Yup, Mitt Romney is definitely your guy fellas.
Oh, and if the supreme court does overturn ACA? Guess what? You own it. So might be time to come up with a plan to fix it. One that you all can agree upon regardless of who sits in the WH.
And it was a Republican idea 20 years ago. Romney has been pretty clear that he believes this should be handled at the state level, and that he was the governor of an extremely liberal state. He's also said he would block ObamaCare by issuing waivers to all 50 states on day one, and he would work to repeal it. With the Tea Party streak of militantism in the Republican Party, he probably will be held to it, or face a primary challenge from Michelle Bachmann or somebody.