"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Obama on Individual Mandate: Then and Now


“Both of us want to provide health care to all Americans. There’s a slight difference, and her [Hillary Clinton]plan is a good one. But, she mandates that everybody buy health care. She’d have the government force every individual to buy insurance and I don’t have such a mandate because I don’t think the problem is that people don’t want health insurance, it’s that they can’t afford it.  So, I focus more on lowering costs. This is a modest difference. But, it’s one that she’s tried to elevate, arguing that because I don’t force people to buy health care that I’m not insuring everybody. Well, if things were that easy, I could mandate everybody to buy a house, and that would solve the problem of homelessness. It doesn’t."

                                                                                                              February 28, 2008
"...you should get health insurance just like you get car insurance. This should not be controversial but it has become controversial partly because of people’s view..."
                                                                                                              August 14, 2011
Never mind the fact that comparing auto insurance mandate to health insurance mandate is like comparing apples to oranges!

This wolf does not even pretend to be in sheep's clothing anymore ...Just because the "fundamental transformation" of America must go on...

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