AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Originally Posted by Ockham
"I'm totally willing to accept that it was initially a Republican idea... I just want to see someone other Meowmix over here show me a source. I'm not asking for a dissertation or thesis with footnotes -- I mean, if it's that hard to man up and produce it, the obvious answer is the whole claim is bull****."
Republicans Hatched Idea for Obama's Health Insurance Mandate - FoxNews.com
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Last edited by iamitter; 02-03-11 at 03:32 PM.
good luck selling the electorate on the idea that THE MANDATE which republicans are working their butts off to kill and a good 80% of the party still in power is desperately attempting to preserve, which was CRAMMED down american throats via senate RECONCILIATION mere days after pelosi was prepared to DEEM it, which made it to the president's desk with ZERO gop'ers upstairs and ONE in lower house, is the REPUBLICANS' RESPONSIBILITY
hey, maybe you could explain to the voters about the NIXON administration
or NINETEEN NINETY THREE
that's sure to go over, y'know, TODAY
even better than it did on tsunami tuesday
meanwhile, live it, libs, love it
it's all YOURS
The bush tax cuts also originally passed via reconciliation. Would you quantify that as also "cramming it down america's throat?".
No, because it lives up to your ideals, which make it good.
big picture, boys and girls
just what do YOU think it means when NOBODY wants to own it?
THE MANDATE, i mean
what do YOU think it means to, y'know, the FUTURE OPERATION of obamacare when the primary payfor it depends upon is being actively DISINHERITED by its authors?
seeya on the floor, folks
tell SENATOR MCCASKILL the mandate is ALL GOP
Also, you're making it sound as if all the Republicans voted against it because of the mandate.
"Brown, whose election to replace the late Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy almost led to the collapse of Obama's plan, said his opposition to the new law is over tax increases, Medicare cuts and federal overreach on a matter that should be left up to states. Not so much the requirement, which he voted for as a state lawmaker."
Many GOP senators had taken vows to vote down anything with new taxes, which is why they voted no.
Last edited by The Prof; 02-03-11 at 03:52 PM.