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.
@Lynda Fox. I too question The Ineligible Romney and Rubio. This is as it should be while making noise at one end the other end, Americans ?) allows all illegals to dash in our country for voting purposes. What a country...
Frank, it has gotten out of hand and what is worse...THEY KNOW EXACTLY HOW WE FEEL..and we don't matter!
Romney care is not like obamacare. My friends in Massachusetts have their own healthcare and doctors and are not taxed to death and it did not affect medicare either. This healthcare in MA was for people that did not have healthcare or who could not afford it. NOTHING LIKE OBAMACARE. Vote for Mitt or we are doomed.
The voters are being "programmed" and they won't even investigate it. EVERY AD I have seen is "Choose Romney's VP";and he is NOT the official candidate yet.
I really thought U.S. citizens would know the procedure better and not just "settle" for what or who is thrown at us.
romney's feet MUST BE HELD TO THE FIRE. at the convention and after election.. there are too many rino's at the helm and in d.c. brew the tea stout patriots !
Once they are in office...they never hear a word we say.
We have sent: FAX's, letters, emails, phone calls to all of our representatives and we were STILL ignored. Oh! Well Perry didn't exactly ignore me...I was invited to the Ball when he was re-elected as Texas Governor.
Think about it. They have power and money+ access to more power and money once they leave office. Do you really think they are going to listen to us and give up all of their NEW friends who have the power and money to make sure they reallly do NOT have to be in politics at all once they retire.
You WILL find this very exciting. This ONE man Stood up to the entire bunch of those Idiots that were voted into office to do WHAT WE WANTED them to do; and ignored us.
Illinois Man Stands up! "Let My People Go!" Criticizing House for Giving Obama all of the Power
This makes sense-- there was TWO impeachment proceedings going on within 48 hrs of each other and
wow this was a terrific clip. Thanks for sharing. I watched others with Ann Barnhardt as well. I have never heard of her before and she sure packs a wallop punch. Well done!
While I agree with what you are saying, I feel that perhaps Romney is listening to his supporters AND conservative
advisers! His speech in Roanoke today made me feel that he is willing to be ACCOUNTABLE for what he is telling us NOW about abolishing big gov't "healthcare" and balancing the nation's budget. If elected, he knows he WILL be held accountable by the people--and he cares. The other part of this--an important part--is I personally believe he is NOT a TRAITOR nor a Chicago-style Crook raised on a Communist agenda! He has ethics and is not a Flag-hating, Christian-hating Muslim, bent on destroying this Country. Give the man a chance! Between now and November, he is, in fact, the ONLY chance we conservatives will have. We'd BETTER take it!
We only have one person, in a position, to get rid of, this evil piece of Legislation, so we have no choice, let's trust him. We must unite, unite, unite and be ONE VOICE, particles will never be as strong as the whole. Fragmented, is their game, divide us by classes, races, color, status etc. Only a whole American Unit can rid our Land of this Nightmare. There are so many unknowlegeable people out there, that don't have a clue. We must stand, strong, and side by side, as we have at every Rally across this Land. One Voice, One People. Only in this manner can we hope to be victorious. Stop whining,arguing, and grow up, this is not about you, or your personal likes, and dislikes, this is about saving our Country. This whole movement should be only about one thing "Anybody But Obama". I hope and pray, each of you will realize, that Unity is the answer right now. God Bless America. Now pray, please for the Salvation of Your Country.
If 75% of the Federal Government and its regulatory power closed down tomorrow we would be out of debt in a decade. Freedom would make a comeback and our economy would swiftly recover. Government has never been the solution only an ever-growing problem.