Sunday, January 5, 2014

Mitt Romney: How Dare The Government Force People To Buy Insurance!

On Sunday, failed Republican presidential nominee, Willard Mitt Romney was invited to Chris Wallace's show...for some reason. The first topic of discussion was unsurprisingly about Obamacare, and Romney wasted no time in criticizing the program with the well thought out arguments that helped him cruise to victory in November 2012:

WALLACE: As you watch the rollout of ObamaCare from the botched website to the broken promise of "if you like your plans you can keep your plans" to all the questions of cost and coverage. Governor, what bothers you the most?
ROMNEY: Well, it's not just that the president tells people that they have to buy health insurance, it's that he tells them what health insurance they have to buy. The idea that the government knows better than the American people what kind of insurance they have to have makes no sense, that it's something which I think the American people are rejecting in large numbers. And I think it's going to hurt the president and hurt the country and a lot of families.
People don't want to be told what type of insurance they have to have.
Wow. Even for Romney, that was quite a whopper. After all, the single greatest (and probably only) accomplishment from Romney's tenure as governor was signing into law the blueprint for Obamacare. Indeed, even Chris Wallace had to politely point out to the former governor that Romneycare did in fact, do the same thing he's complaining about.

Romney tried to defend himself by moving the goal post and argued that he never supported the idea of forcing people to buy "gold-plated" health insurance plans. But of course, neither does Obama. Unless I missed some new, last minute tweak by HHS, there is nothing in Obamacare that mandates people to buy the most expensive policies on the exchanges.

A part of me missed seeing Romney's shenanigans, but on second thought, he should go slither back into obscurity.


  1. But your government *is* forcing you to buy health insurance whether you want it or not.

    Now, I gather, they are forcing you to buy government-approved light bulbs whether you want them or not.

    And so it goes on . . . and on . . . leading where, exactly?

    1. Since you're just making stuff up it can lead where ever you want it to go.

  2. How dare the State of Washington forcing me to buy car insurance!! That's not what the Founding Fathers wanted.