Mitt Romney’s Role
What did Mitt Romney do? He provided the model for Obamacare. In fact, in a July 2009 op-ed, Romney recommended what Massachusetts had done to Obama.
Because of President Obama’s frantic approach, health care has run off the rails. For the sake of 47 million uninsured Americans, we need to get it back on track.
Health care cannot be handled the same way as the stimulus and cap-and-trade bills. With those, the president stuck to the old style of lawmaking: He threw in every special favor imaginable, ground it up and crammed it through a partisan Democratic Congress. Health care is simply too important to the economy, to employment and to America’s families to be larded up and rushed through on an artificial deadline. There’s a better way. And the lessons we learned in Massachusetts could help Washington find it. (continued here; H/T to Boston.com here)
The Death Panels Are Real
If we want to remain a free people, we cannot tolerate tyrannical solutions from our elected officials, and Obamacare is tyrannical. The death panels are real, and an essential part of the plan. That is how the bureaucrats will control the costs. Check out this excerpt from an editorial by Dr. Jane M. Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.
The worst part about the Independent Payment Advisory Board is the absolute power that is vested in an unaccountable 15-member oligarchy. If there ever was an unconstitutional delegation of power, this would be it. But there is no point in investing years and millions of dollars in taking the board’s decisions to the Supreme Court. Congress has ruled out any review of its diktats, either administrative or judicial.
Congress has always had the power to restrict the jurisdiction of the courts, and this instance shows that it has not forgotten. Congressmen usually try to duck their obligation to abide by their oath to uphold the Constitution by pretending that the Constitution is not what the document says but what five Supreme Court justices ultimately rule. (from here)
To entirely do away with it, Congress must repeal Obamacare.
Rick Santorum Stands For Repeal
Check out Rick Santorum‘s website. Look at what he says about Obamacare. Here is an excerpt.
THE SANTORUM HEALTH CARE SOLUTION
- Priority number 1 = repeal ObamaCareand its burdensome job-destroying bureaucracy, taxes, mandates, and heavy-handed government decision-making… and replace it with market-driven, patient-centered alternatives to increasing health care access and affordability
- President Obama promised that ObamaCare would decrease health care costs – but in a cruel bait-and-switch, the law significantly increases costs and mandates that working Americans foot the bill through unprecedented mandates, taxes and fees
- Especially cruel are ObamaCare’s multiple incentives for employers to discontinue offering health care coverage to their employees – leaving patients uninsured and required to purchase health insurance the government chooses or pay stiff penalties
If we want someone to repeal the destructive programs the Democrats started, then we must elect someone who never has liked big government programs. That’s describes Rick Santorum.
Because unlike Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, Rick Santorum has never supported a top-down, intrusive government run health care program. Unlike Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, Rick Santorum does not support taxpayer funded abortions. Unlike Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, Rick Santorum did not support the Wall Street bailouts. And unlike Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, Rick Santorum has been a proven fighter for the unborn and our nation’s traditional values. (from here)