Bombshell: Audio of Newt Gingrich Endorsing Obamacare

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    "We believe…that everyone must have health-insurance," Gingrich says. "Or if you are an absolute libertarian, we would allow you to post a bond, but we would not allow people to be free-riders, failing to insure themselves and then show up at the emergency room with no means of payment."

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    Mandatory insurance is a Republican idea from the 1990's.

    The only reason the Republicans are against it now is because Obama presented it.

    Obama is barely to the left of George Bush.
     
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    Dumbfuck - listen to his words.
    Carefully this time.

    Idiot
     
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    Link? Or fantasy from the windmills of your stupid mind?
     
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    Of course everybody wishes that everyone had healthcare, that was never the issue. The issue is with the mandate, it is unconstitutional.
     
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    Kinda hard to call something he said years before Obamacare, and Endorsement of Obamacare specifically.

    Typical stretching of the truth in Thread titles that seems to permeate every fiber of this board.
     
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    If that's your belief, then how do you stomach Obama??
     
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    Resume licking Ron Paul's undies and skid marks. You're useless.
     
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    Are you really this ignorant?

    Do a little reading...

    WASHINGTON — Republicans were for President Obama’s requirement that Americans get health insurance before they were against it.

    The obligation in the new health care law is a Republican idea that has been around at least two decades. It was once trumpeted as an alternative to Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s failed health care overhaul in the 1990s. These days, Republicans call it government overreach.

    Mitt Romney, weighing another run for the GOP presidential nomination, signed such a requirement into law at the state level as Massachusetts governor in 2006. At the time, Romney defended it as “a personal responsibility principle’’ and Massachusetts’ newest GOP senator, Scott Brown, backed it. Romney now says Obama’s plan is a federal takeover that bears little resemblance to what he did as governor and should be repealed.

    In the early 1970s, President Nixon favored a mandate that employers provide insurance. In the 1990s, the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, embraced an individual requirement. Not anymore.

    “The idea of an individual mandate as an alternative to single-payer was a Republican idea,’’ said health economist Mark Pauly of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. In 1991, he published a paper that explained how a mandate could be combined with tax credits — two ideas that are now part of Obama’s law. Pauly’s paper was well-received — by the George H.W. Bush administration.

    “It could have been the basis for a bipartisan compromise, but it wasn’t,’’ said Pauly. “Because the Democrats were in favor, the Republicans more or less had to be against it.’’

    Obama rejected a key part of Pauly’s proposal: doing away with the tax-free status of employer-sponsored health care and replacing it with a standard tax credit for all Americans.

    Romney’s success in Massachusetts with a bipartisan health plan that featured a mandate put the idea on the table for the 2008 presidential candidates.

    Brown, whose election to replace the late Democratic 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 he says should be left up to states. Not so much the requirement, which he voted for as a state lawmaker. “In Massachusetts, it helped us deal with the very real problem of uncompensated care,’’ Brown said.

    Health insurance mandate began as a Republican idea - Boston.com
     
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    Obama is competent.
     

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