Is Obamacare a historic blunder or merely an election-year albatross?

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  1. Conservative
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    Pretty spot on analysis of Obamacare and it's effect on Obama's re-election prospects.

    Waiting on the Supremes - John Fund - National Review Online
     
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    Heard during a discussion between Barack Obama and elected Congressional Representatives in the Democratic caucus discussing tactics to gain approval of Obamacare.
    "Whats to prevent an electoral disaster similar to that which occurred following HillaryCare?"
    "You have ME!"
     
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    Willard passed his romneycare in MA. and the GOP have been calling for the individual mandate for years. They are just throwing a pissy fit because Obama was able to get it passed and not them.
     
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    No one's going to "panic" if only the Mandate goes down, except the HMOs. That was their tidbit for complying with all the regulations.

    But it didn't, doesn't and if kept..won't have any teeth.

    If you don't get healthcare..there is a small tax penalty. Which, get this, the IRS can't come after you for..

    So it's almost done as a "Code of honor" thing.

    :lol:
     
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    Number one, RomneyCare is a state issue, not a federal issue, big difference. Number two, never for it.
    Number three, if what you are claiming is true, then why under Bush was it not passed, because all the Democrats would have voted for it. If your scenario is true Dems were against it before they were for it and the only reason they changed was because of the President in power.
     
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    All that speculation and nothing about the partisan nature of a Supreme Court decision striking it down, if it is struck down it will be so easy to blame it entirely on republicans murdering a populist initiative on behalf of powerful special interests, it has the virtue of being true. The aftermath of republicans getting what they want on this may be more than they bargained for but they have never been people who think about consequences.
     
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    So, if SCOTUS strikes obamacare down, they are partisan. If they do not, then they are not partisan. Got it. :rolleyes:
     
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    The fallacy is that you think that obamacare is a populist initiative when the truth is, it's despised by a huge majority of people. That's like obama telling that huge lie when he said that the bill was passed by a strong majority. It wasn't and everyone knows it.
     
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    Obamacare is really nothing more than a ruse to dictate businesses and the economy in general....

    It's really nothing more than a door to socialism - er to redistribute wealth in a fascist fashion.

    Wait until you're paying a $2.00 tax on a .99 cent cheeseburger. They already do that shit with cigarettes. 75% of the price of cigarettes are taxes.

    Progressives hate capitalism and freedom. They want to be told what to do and they want others property. They will achieve their redistributive goals via Obamacare. They will destroy capitalism and redistribute wealth.
     
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    Who gives a fuck what MA did as a state... Conservatives have stood against the GOP for years and will continue to stand against unconstitutional government run hc... any freedom loving citizen should have a 'pissy' fit that Obamalama shoved that unholy piece of crap down the throats of Americans and should throw a 'pissy' fit if the REPs try anything even remotely similar
     

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