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Romney Double Downs On RomneyCare

(Via Ace Of Spades) Tone-Deaf, completely and hopelessly tone-deaf:

Requiring people to have health insurance is “conservative,” GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told MSNBC on Wednesday, but only if states do it.

“Personal responsibility,” Romney said, “is more conservative in my view than something being given out for free by government.”

“There were two options in my state,” he said. “One was to continue to allow people without insurance to go to the hospital and get free care, paid for by the government, paid for by taxpayers.”

“The best idea is to let each state craft their own solution because that’s, after all, the heart of conservatism: to follow the Constitution,” he said.

There is said that Romney has supporters here, somewhere, in the US. To thoes people: WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE AND WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU??

I wish I can sometimes jump through a TV, throttle Romney, and tell him he’s wrong. When pushed on what exatly is he wrong on, I will simply say “Everthing.” Alright, let’s break this stuff down:

Requiring people to have health insurance is “conservative,” GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told MSNBC on Wednesday, but only if states do it.

First off, why in gods name are you talking to MSNBC for? They don’t care for your arguement. They see a (R) by your name and they already hate your guts.

Forcing people to buy health insurance, not to mention anything at all, IS NOT CONSERVATIVE! I never got the memo on when the Individual Mandate was a conservative idea. Whose brilliant idea was it to have the Individual Mandate as part of the Republican Platform?

Someone messed up. You know I am all for paying Caesar, which is owed to Caesar, but forcing someone to buy something or they get penalize for it, is beyond wrong.

This isn’t even buying something from the government, it is either buy a private product or pay the government a fine. I believe in a free market, but this is not free market and more like forced market.

Should you buy health insurance? Hell yeah! But if you can force people to buy health insurance or face a fine, then you can force people to buy anything!

“Personal responsibility,” Romney said, “is more conservative in my view than something being given out for free by government.”

Yeah, but you are taking away people’s personal responsibility this way. Think about it, Mit (and in turn, you who support him). We are already forcing ERs to take you regruadless, they should be able to get the money from the services you use.

“There were two options in my state,” he said. “One was to continue to allow people without insurance to go to the hospital and get free care, paid for by the government, paid for by taxpayers.”

“The best idea is to let each state craft their own solution because that’s, after all, the heart of conservatism: to follow the Constitution,” he said.

The Tenth Amendment does not give the States the right to use and abuse their citizens with a free reign of terror. In fact, a lot of politicians on both sides often stop reading the amendment before they get to:

“…or to the people.”

If it is a matter of real personal responsibility, then it should be up to the people and not to the government on any level.

This is why I don’t trust Mitt Romney. I think once he gets the nomination he’ll drop his dislike of ObamaCare. In 2010, he even sounded like he supported the individual mandate:

When Obamacare passed in 2010, Mitt Romney didn’t exactly have the same reaction as, say, Tea Party protesters. He was less immediately concerned with what the law represented – that is, a massive overreach by the federal government, a total takeover of health care – than he was with the specifics of the law, with the question of whether they would work. And, on several occasions, he went on record in support of the individual mandate.

And he seems to backup that support now.

So no, I don’t trust him at all. I honestly don’t understand how he is running as a Republican. Why can’t he pull a Charlie Crist and run as an Independant? Oh. Ohhhh…

At this point in time, I am about ready to vote for no one or support no one. Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, and even Newt Gingrich is starting to get on my nerves. Maybe we deserve another four years of Obama, if all we get are Obama-Lights and an Iran Lover*. We deserve better than this group of people.

This is why I will be focusing on the Florida US Senate race from now on. I can give a flying monkey’s uncle about who are next President is, because they are all bunk.

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*Ron Paul is the only person who I will refuse to vote for, at all.

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