Gingrich Backs Obamacare's Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance

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    Gingrich Backs Obamacare's Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he strongly supports a federal mandate requiring citizens to buy health insurance – a position that has been rejected by many Republicans, including several who likely will be running against him for the Republican presidential nomination.

    Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Gingrich told host David Gregory that he continues to advocate for a plan he first called for in the early 1990s as a Congressman, which requires every uninsured citizen to purchase or acquire health insurance.

    Gregory played a clip of Gingrich speaking during an appearance on Meet the Press in October 1993:

    “I am for people, individuals -- exactly like automobile insurance -- individuals having health insurance and being required to have health insurance. And I am prepared to vote for a voucher system which will give individuals, on a sliding scale, a government subsidy so we insure that everyone as individuals have health insurance.”


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    And Newt is done for.
     
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    The mandate is a Republican idea. It was proposed by Orrin Hatch and about 8 other Republicans still in office back in the early 90's in opposition to Hillary's proposal. And now they bitch about it and call it Marxist.

    Why do I live in a world with delusional idiots and partisan hacks? It hurts.
     
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    After advocating a mandate with David Gregory yesterday, here he is today, flipping once again.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i01NWHX4Ez8&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Newt: I oppose the Obamacare mandate. Period.[/ame]
     
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    The sooner Newt washes out as a candidate the better.
     
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    and your opinion counts because...? ZIP IT!!! :eusa_hand:
     
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    That's right out of the repub playbook. Oppose everything a dem wants to do because they are dems. Then back away from the "solutions" they proposed.

    Newt was for mandates before he was against mandates.

    Jeff Gannon still likes mandates. Get it? Man dates?
     
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    You're describing the politics of both major parties, not just one.
     
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    ok folks, you know when the Liberals start giving kudos to a Republican candidate running for President, that is the ONE to RUN away from.

    Newt should run as a Progressive, that is what he is. He is dirtying up the Republican pool.

    go away Newt.
     
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    How do you pay for insurance if you're unemployed? You have to pay for car insurance if you're unemployed or just not drive. I assume the same would be true for health insurance.
     

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