..."I got involved with him before that," DeMint explained, "and the concept that was presented to me was the idea of moving people from government plans to private plans. That's what the goal was. That's how my conversations went, and that's how it was presented. But the way it ended up…" he paused to think about about this. "I cannot accept all the mandates, all the government exchanges. And it hasn't worked. I think the goal of figuring out how you can move people from government policies to private insurance policies is a good goal. That's one of the things that attracted me to what he was trying to do. Frankly, with the Democratic legislature in control there, I just think the way it ended up, we wouldn't want it in our state or our country."Read the entire article HERE
So did he think the original plan was workable but Democrats, who took control of the whole state government in 2007, wrecked it?
"I'll let [Romney] describe his old plan," said DeMint, "but the way it ended up was not acceptable. I think the more we learn about what Obamacare did with the individual mandates, we realize there are much better ways to do that. The goverment-centric approach is not one I support."...
Friday, May 6, 2011
Jim DeMint Slams RomneyCare
Fair or not, I've long suspected that Jim DeMint would be reluctant to support Mitt Romney in the upcoming campaign. About a month ago, one of DeMint's staffers indicated that an endorsement may not be in the cards for Mitt, unless he's willing to repudiate RomneyCare. Last night, DeMint confirmed it.