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    Re: Will Romneycare destroy Romney's electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Hillary would likely disagree with you.
    Yep, the irony is that it was more of an issue among Democrats than Republicans in 2008 (although it really wasn't a big issue for Democrats either; I doubt many Democrats based their vote on this issue). Virtually every serious Republican health care plan for 15 years included an individual mandate (in fact it was their idea), and now it's suddenly outrageous, unconstitutional, and socialist. I call bull****. I don't believe for one second that the GOP suddenly saw the error of their ways and that the party's views evolved over the span of a few months, which just happened to coincide with the debate over the Affordable Care Act.
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    Re: Will Romneycare destroy Romney's electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    And my dad has never been in a car accident.

    Doesn't mean it won't happen.
    No it doesn't. But all the same, if I choose to not drive, I do not have to buy insurance.

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    Re: Will Romneycare destroy Romney's electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Yep, the irony is that it was more of an issue among Democrats than Republicans in 2008 (although it really wasn't a big issue for Democrats either; I doubt many Democrats based their vote on this issue). Virtually every serious Republican health care plan for 15 years included an individual mandate (in fact it was their idea), and now it's suddenly outrageous, unconstitutional, and socialist. I call bull****. I don't believe for one second that the GOP suddenly saw the error of their ways and that the party's views evolved over the span of a few months, which just happened to coincide with the debate over the Affordable Care Act.
    As you seem to agree with me, it's the same position they held 20 years ago when Hillarycare was defeated.

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    Re: Will Romneycare destroy Romney's electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Car insurance covers the car against catastrophic accidents.
    Health insurance covers the body.

    You can choose not to have your car fixed if you're in an accident.
    You can choose not to have your body fixed if you get cancer.

    But if you own and use a car, you must insure it by legal requirement.
    It is completely justifiable, therefore, to say that if you use your body you must insure it.
    So, the only option, to avoid this insurance, is death. Wherease before, it was just a matter of signing your name or not. That's the choice we are forcing on people?

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    Re: Will Romneycare destroy Romney's electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Will Romneycare destroy Mitt Romney's electability in the Republican primary?

    As far as I'm concerned, he could be Obama lite, or perhaps worse--a Democrat in Republican clothing.

    His economic record in "Taxachucetts" is deplorable.

    Since repeal of Obamacare would be a top priority for our next president, I could never vote for anyone who created the same kind of monster he needs to slay.

    Do you agree?
    No. It will hurt his electability among conservatives but not against most moderates and independents.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Will Romneycare destroy Romney's electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    No. It will hurt his electability among conservatives but not against most moderates and independents.
    I don't see it hurting his electability among conservatives either... let's put it this way: I don't really like Romney, nor do I trust him to do right by the country (coming from a conservative perspective), but he sure as hell can't be worse than Obama. So if he's the nominee, he gets my "no more Obama" vote.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Will Romneycare destroy Romney's electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    No it doesn't. But all the same, if I choose to not drive, I do not have to buy insurance.
    Which doesn't mean you can't get in a car accident, as someone else with a car could still get in an accident with you.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Will Romneycare destroy Romney's electability?

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    Re: Will Romneycare destroy Romney's electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Which doesn't mean you can't get in a car accident, as someone else with a car could still get in an accident with you.
    It doesn't mean I won't get sick either. All the same, I do not have to buy car insurance if I do not want to.

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    Re: Will Romneycare destroy Romney's electability?

    Romney care was a state issue, I have no problem with states doing what they want.

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