Records Show Romney’s Advisors Met with White House to Craft Obamacare
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Elizabeth Blackney discuss Michael Isikoff’s story detailing the relationship Romney’s team had with Barack Obama during the crafting of Obamacare, a brewing Romney crony capitalism scandal, and explore the buddy-buddy relationship Romney has with Herman Cain. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and | Read More »
Mitt Romney’s Health Care Problem
The big news yesterday on the health care policy front is that the 11th Circuit case against the individual mandate is headed to the Supreme Court before the 2012 election, not after. This means a decision about the constitutionality of the individual mandate is likely to come in mid-2012, after the Republicans have chosen a nominee but well before the election ramp up. This is | Read More »
Perry loses the debate; Romney wins but remains unacceptable for conservatives.
Promoted from the diaries Last night’s debate was not the best debate. Stylistically, the google & youtube questions were annoying and largely shallow. Substantively, Perry looked as bad as he ever has with Romney coming out the winner. This is a huge problem for conservatives. Rick Perry is on the cusp of becoming the consensus candidate that Romney isn’t. He is tea-party and establishment. He | Read More »
Romneycare: A Microcosm of Obamacare, According to Conservative Study
Does government have the right to take over the healthcare sector, thereby infringing on liberty, killing jobs, reducing income, destroying investment, and driving up costs to consumers? Well, as long as it is promulgated by state government, Mitt Romney thinks there is nothing wrong. The conservative Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University has done a comprehensive study surveying the devastation of Romneycare – and it’s | Read More »
Michele Bachmann’s Constitutional Ignorance
Having hit Romney on his ridiculous and contemptible Mediscare flier earlier today, I am now forced to defend him (sort of) from a completely ignorant attack from Michele Bachmann. In discussing the repeal of Obamacare (which is something I think almost all Republicans support), Bachmann claimed erroneously that there was no difference between the constitutionality of Obamacare and the constitutionality of Romneycare: Plus, no state | Read More »
Mitt Romney’s No Good, Very Bad Day
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Mitt Romney’s disastrous health care speech and the grilling of oil executives on Capitol Hill. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at | Read More »
Mitt Romney At His Apex?
If the Republican Presidential Primary were held today, Mitt Romney would probably be the nominee. But this may be the high water mark for Mitt Romney after yesterday’s speech at the University of Michigan in which he gave a full throated defense of Romneycare. In fact, in his Power Point presentation on slide 7, Mitt Romney defends the individual mandate as okay at the state | Read More »
Questions for Mitt Romney on RomneyCare
Later today, Mitt Romney will be giving a speech about ObamaCare. My first thought when I heard this was that it was a great way to change the subject from his own record in Massachusetts. After all, the question is really about what Mitt Romney did and what he learned about it. Therefore, I submit some questions to his campaign and I urge the press | Read More »