Enough talk about 'blood libels' and 'picking scabs.' Those who wish to divert attention from the issues will continue to attempt to perpetuate these so called "controversies," but It's time to focus on the records and policy positions of the potential candidates. With the vote for the repeal of ObamaCare nearing, and the GOP primary season only months away, expect more articles like this one by Holly Robichaud, writing for today's edition of the Boston Herald.
[...]Read the entire article HERE (Obamacare sure to trip up Barack, Mitt)
Next month, conservatives will gather for the CPAC conference, which acts as the 2012GOP presidential debut.
And because Romneycare served as the model for Obamacare, I can predict there won’t be much love for Mitt other than the people he pays to support him in the straw poll.
As the presidential election heats up, Romney will feel the heat as Romneycare is dissected like a bug. He will have to answer questions about increased government bureaucracy, penalty increases for not complying with the mandate, ridiculous fines on businesses when employees get their health insurance from a spouse, escalating premium costs and overall budget-busting costs.
An interesting fact that Mitt won’t publicize: in FY10, Romneycare exceeded $1.7 billion, and it only survived due to an influx of $874 million, 50 percent of the costs, from the federal government.
Republican primary voters are not going to accept any political spin that the program spiraled out of control after our one-term governor gave up the Corner Office, especially when he featured Romneycare as a solution during his 2008 presidential campaign.
On Dec. 2, 2007, he told the Des Moines Register “you have to buy a policy” and “premiums came down and became more affordable for a lot of our citizens.” Contrary to Romney’s claims, Massachusetts ranks first in the nation for most costly insurance rates.
Unfortunately for Mitt, Romneycare is going to plague him in the primary. Republicans will not support the author of Obamacare for states.