As we draw near to the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision, Mitt Romney is again trying to sound like a conservative. He has been attacking Obamacare.
Republican Mitt Romney stepped up his criticism on Tuesday of President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement, saying if the U.S. Supreme Court does not overturn the 2010 healthcare overhaul when it decides its fate this week he would dump it if elected in November.
Eager to change the subject back to Obama's economic stewardship after nearly two difficult weeks focusing on immigration, Romney accused Obama of taking his eye off the ball when he pushed the healthcare measure through Congress in 2010.
"Instead of focusing on the big issue, the economy, he focused on his healthcare reform, called Obamacare," Romney, set to challenge the Democratic president in the Nov. 6 election, told a crowd at a machinery manufacturer in Salem, Virginia.
At the mention of "Obamacare" - the derisive nickname critics have given the law - the crowd erupted in boos.
The Supreme Court is scheduled on Thursday to rule on a legal challenge posed against the law by 26 of the 50 U.S. states and a small business trade group that argued the measure violates the U.S. Constitution.
Romney said if the high court justices deem the law unconstitutional, "then the first three and a half years of the president's term will have been wasted on something that has not helped the American people."
"If it stands, we are going to get rid of Obamacare and I'm going to stop it on day one," Romney added.
The 2010 law, which constitutes the U.S. healthcare system's biggest overhaul in nearly 50 years, sought to provide health insurance to more than 30 million previously uninsured Americans and to slow down soaring medical costs. Critics say it meddles in the lives of individuals and in the business of the states.
The justices could uphold the law, strike down certain provisions or overturn the whole thing.
Romney enacted healthcare changes as governor of Massachusetts that bore similarities to the law Obama signed. But Romney argues that the federal law is killing jobs.
Romney is criticizing Obamacare but the real question is, what will he do if he is elected?
Reports say he has already been meeting with the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill to plan for a replacement for Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court.
The problem here is not just Obamacare. The problem is Republicans who think that Obamacare is not a problem if we put the name Romneycare on it and pass it under a Republican administration.
A pig is still a pig, even if you put lipstick on it. Obamacare is unconstitutional and evil. Romneycare is just as unconstitutional and evil.
Thursday evening we should be able to spike the football and celebrate the death of Obamacare. But this victory is absolutely no good if the Republicans in Washington give us a pig with just a different name.
It articles like this and responses Like Ms Fox that make me sometimes rethink my participation in the Tea Party. Since Romneycare the national edition is not even drafted as yet how can it be unconstitutional. There is nothing wrong with States passing health care bills for their citizens. It is so popular in Mass that they could not even get signatures to get repeal on the ballot. That's the ways it should work. If the liberal state of Mass. wants to pass a health care bill that requires everyone to have coverage that is the purview of the state and that is constitutional. Just like mandatory car insurance.
It is not the purview of the Federal Government to mandate people to buy health insurance.
As for the comment Ms Fox made about Romney not being ineligible for POTUS it is obvious she knows little about Naturalization and Citizenship. Romney's father was a US citizen at birth by the fact that both his parents were US citizens. It doesn't matter where a child born to two US citizens is born he is a US citizen. So the fact that Romney's father was born in Mexico has nothing to do with his citizenship. Mitt Romney was born in Detroit to two US citizen parents and is by any definition a natural born US Citizen.
you're wrong....his family was tossed out of the country for polygamy, and, when romney's pappy snuck back over the border, he neglected to get naturalized. Research, folks.....
I did NOT know that, Lynda! Thanks!
Romney compares "HIMSELF TO OBAMA".
Every group has a few bad apples Thomas. Oh, and don't bother trying to use things like reason, logic, or facts to sway these people - you're wasting your time and you'll just end up with a headache.
I have an idea, we can ignore these people that don't have a clue. Dang they make me mad.
Their thinking is almost like a liberal.
Carolyn, I am "hoping" if we keep telling me...maybe(?) we can get through their thick skulls they are being "programmed" to believe that we have no choice.
Just keep pounding it in their heads. We CANNOT allow Obama or Romney in the Oval Office.
Even Romney says he is like Obama:
Let's not worry about it until we know we need to worry about it. We can't guess or assume what Romney would do to replace Obamacare if he's elected. He does believe in the rights of states to do what's best for their residents. We probably all agree something needs to change to make healthcare more affordable. Hopefully, Romney and Congress will come up with a plan that is Constitutional and helpful. Until he gets elected I'm not going to worry about it.
Laura, if Romney gets in, he WILL NOT replace ObamaCare. His statement about it was: "it's nothing to get all mad about.
More than ObamaCare/RomneyCare and the economy, I am deeply concerned over Muslims in our Country involved within D.C. This has got to stop. The pandering to appease them has got to stop.
Elaine, Romney said he will repeal Obamacare. I believe him. I don't want to see it replaced with something else because I believe the federal government should stay out of the healthcare business. However, I'd like to see some other things done to allow healthcare to be more competitive. I agree with you about the Muslim situation. It is extremely concerning.
When I read, "a pig with lipstick," I honestly thought he was talking about Deb Stabennow.
Or Debbie Washerwoman Schultz!! I can see both sides of this argument. You can see how RINO-like Romney is because he never talks about any of the things real conservatives are worried about--Obamacare, Shariah, mass-indoctrination of our kids--the issues that we actually had some REAL conservatives addressing before it was decided by the establishment that Romney was the candidate. But, on the other hand, the bottom line is that we have to get rid of O just to stop this train wreck toward Marxism. I still wish that Palin or Santorum or Gingrich would have got the nomination because they all understand what we are up against and would fight for our moral freedom. It doesn't matter who is in the WH, if we don't turn back to God and get out of the muck and mire we have become, no person can help us. We need to pray for mercy and ask God to intervene for us.
I would suggest to Romney if he does not have the man part to back up these statements he should shut up. We will not accept hot air from anyone every again. He has not convinced me he would repeal last week he liked some things and this week no. Well get a damn gripe already. Talk the economy and all the laws he has broken leave the health care to the courts for now.