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06-05-2012 04:37 PM  6 years agoPost 1
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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/...-144554113.html

Mitt Romney has distanced himself from the health care reform bill he signed as governor of Massachusetts amid criticism the law bears more than a passing resemblance to Obamacare, which he's repeatedly pledged to repeal if elected in November.
But a series of emails obtained by the Wall Street Journal reveals Romney was actively engaged in negotiating the specifics of the 2006 Massachusetts bill and that he and his top aides championed a provision identical to one in President Obama's law requiring individuals to have or buy health insurance.
The so-called individual mandate is at the heart of most conservative criticism of Obama's health care law, with many Republicans calling the provision unconstitutional. But in 2006, emails obtained by the Journal under a public records request show, Romney and his top aides pressed for an individual mandate even when Massachusetts Democrats weren't yet embracing such a proposal.
According to the emails, Romney personally drafted a Wall Street Journal op-ed that defended the individual mandate. Romney's draft, slightly different from the final version that was ultimately published, insisted taxpayers ultimately foot the bill when the uninsured seek health care—an argument that has been echoed by the White House in defending Obama's bill.

"Either the individual pays or the taxpayers pay. A free ride on government is not libertarian," the published op-ed said.
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So how is Mitt different from Obama?

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06-05-2012 05:09 PM  6 years agoPost 2
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He is the same so you can vote for him now are up happpy?

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06-05-2012 06:11 PM  6 years agoPost 3
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So how is Mitt different from Obama?

You could just vote for him cuz he's white. It was OK 4 years ago, why not now???

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06-05-2012 06:40 PM  6 years agoPost 4
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You could just vote for him cuz he's white.
But I don't like white people.

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06-05-2012 06:59 PM  6 years agoPost 5
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So how is Mitt different from Obama?
Well, he has a more heroic looking chin.

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06-05-2012 07:12 PM  6 years agoPost 6
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So how is Mitt different from Obama?

Well one is on a leash and will bark for a bisket ;

Who is the Trainer ??? or Handler ???

Valerie Jarrett ???? has a whistle

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06-05-2012 07:13 PM  6 years agoPost 7
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But I don't like white people

That's perfectly acceptable in today's society. It's everybody else that you HAVE to like.

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06-05-2012 07:28 PM  6 years agoPost 8
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Actually I am an equal opportunity racist. I hate everyone.

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06-05-2012 08:11 PM  6 years agoPost 9
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I can sympathize with that...

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06-05-2012 10:57 PM  6 years agoPost 10
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He's still not Obama and that's the number one requirement to be elected.

Next issue.

90% of life is "showing up"

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06-06-2012 02:30 AM  6 years agoPost 11
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You don't get it do you? The individual mandate in my sh1tty state may suck but at the state level but its perfectly legit. An individual mandate at the federal level is completely different because its unconstitutional !!

Stupidity can be cured. Ignorance is for life!

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06-06-2012 03:20 AM  6 years agoPost 12
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nope, I get it. And I even know why.

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