Anyone see Huntsman on Morning Joe? Did you see what he's for?

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    I am watching John Huntsman on Morning Joe in his "one of the people" costumes consisting of knee faded jeans, and a black leather blazer, but with perfectly coiffed hair.

    When asked about Romney's ties with Bain and all the jobs destroyed or sent to China, he said he didn't want to comment because then people will start looking at his company and what he's done.

    Now this is where is get's hilarious. As he was saying how he endorsed the Ryan Plan, across the bottom of the screen it said that healthcare cost the country 2.6 trillion last year, $8,040.00 for every person in the US.

    The Ryan Plan would end Medicare by turning it into a "voucher program".

    I want Republicans to explain how these guys are in it to protect the rich and how can they use that and, "doing nothing for the average American" as one of their best selling points? The majority of Republicans are in that Middle Class, or lower. Why are they fighting against their own self interests? Do they truly want their lives to be worse? Or do they just hate the black guy so much, they are willing to see their families suffer to get him out of office. 2.6 trillion and Republicans want LESS healthcare?

    I wish they could explain what Obama has done that so radical.
     
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    Forcing people to buy a product at gunpoint isn't radical?
     
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    Now, let me preface this by saying that I'm not a huge fan of the individual mandate...and not just because it is a republican idea...although that doesn't help. (Did you know that frothy Santorum supported an individual mandate too?)

    Santorum and Watkins would require individuals to buy health insurance rather than forcing employers to pay for employee benefits.

    Candidates Diverge On Health Care Remedies

    So that makes Newt, Romney and Santorum that all supported the individual mandate...until the black guy implemented it. Funny that, eh?

    Personally, I would much prefer Medicare for all than the individual mandate. There should at least be a public option available for those being required to purchase health care.
     
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    GUNPOINT?

    jesus Im sick of the fucking non stop lies
     
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    Then stop lying. Simple.
     
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    Good. Shut your mouth then.
     
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    The Heritage Foundation who wanted the mandate, is radical? Or only Obama?
     
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    What is your issue with the word gunpoint being used in collecting taxes?
     
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    Because regardless of the bent of the government, taxes would be collected "at gunpoint". Even the most libertarian, minarchist government would need some funds. If I refuse to pay, what are they going to do about it? Write me a sternly worded note?!?!
     
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    It's the conservative plan, from 1994.

    Did conservatism have a different definition then? If so, then Reagan is in that non-conservative group. All the people who were pushing this in 1994 were all Reagan Conservatives.
     
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