If you never heard the many of the precepts, particularly the concept of the individual mandate, were founded, suggested and advocated by the Heritage Foundation, then I suggest you are simply ill-informed. The concept of the individual mandate, the notion that everyone MUST have their own health insurance, purchased from private companies, is the crux of the ACA is very much a conservative idea.
If you have never seen this on the Internet, then you are either spending all of your time on political porn sites (Klein Online / world net daily being one of the biggest and baddest of political porn sites) or simply have yet to master Google (I'm sure your local community college has a class)... or you can challenge me, I will hit you with a ton cites (want more?)
Ironic challenge: Affordable Care Act's principles were originally conservative | PennLive.com
How the Heritage Foundation, a Conservative Think Tank, Promoted the Individual Mandate - Forbes
Health insurance mandate began as a Republican idea - The Boston Globe
The Tortuous History of Conservatives and the Individual Mandate - Forbes
Of course, whatever the Heritage Foundation failed to provide you can thank the last Republican candidate for President in helping to fill in the blanks with the successful implementation of the ACA prototype in Massachusetts.
If ObamaCare Is So Bad, How Does RomneyCare Survive? - Forbes
The Baccus "authorship" of the ACA is no more original than any states "authorship" of legislation that was given to it by ALEC. Sorry, any Democrat that claims ownership of the intellectual property of Affordable Care Act is guilty of plagiarism.
Last edited by upsideguy; 09-19-13 at 11:18 PM.
A complete and utter LIE! This is NOT what Warren Buffett said. He wasn't talking about ObamaCare at all. He was referring to our health care system in general pre-ObamaCare.
Here's a link to the actual CNBC video. Here is the video again as reported by the HuffingtonPost.com with accompanying news article UNEDITTED. In fact, when asked if given a choice would he vote for the PPACA, Buffett said, "if given a choice between what we have ("Plan A" - our current health care system) and 'Plan B' - the PPACA bill (before it became law), he'd take 'Plan B' but he'd prefer a 'Plan B' but he'd like to see a 'Plan C' that brought down the cost of health care."
Last edited by Objective Voice; 09-19-13 at 11:32 PM.
"A fair exchange ain't no robbery." Tupac Shakur w/Digital Underground
One fact is inescapable. The Heritage Foundation did nor write Obamacare, nor did they force it on Democrats or they responsible for the bill which is poorly conceived, poorly written and so far poorly executed.
With Respect to Romneycare, I don't like it either but I don't have the same objective to it that I do to Obamacare because I believe the constitution authorized the states to deal with issues like health insurance. If they like it or want it in Mass. So be it.
You're right that the quotes are partisan and better understood in context. They are not however an utter lie.