ROMNEY: OBAMACARE AN ‘EMBARRASSMENT’
The man who could be considered a founding father of tenable public healthcare programs is still shaking his head.
“In the years since the Massachusetts health care law went into effect nothing has changed my view that a plan crafted to fit the unique circumstances of a single state should not be grafted onto the entire country,” Mitt Romney said just as President Obama arrived in Boston to give a speech about the Affordable Care Act - on the historic spot where Mr. Romney, as governor of Massachusetts, had once introduced his version of state run healthcare.
“Had President Obama actually learned the lessons of Massachusetts health care, millions of Americans would not lose the insurance they were promised they could keep, millions more would not see their premiums skyrocket, and the installation of the program would not have been a frustrating embarrassment,” Mr. Romney said.
“Health reform is best crafted by states with bipartisan support and input from its employers, as we did, without raising taxes, and by carefully phasing it in to avoid the type of disruptions we are seeing nationally.” as craven as he seems. A fraud, a wacko bird, a fool, an amateur, Jim DeMint without the charm - yes, all the names his fellow Republicans are calling the senator from Texas bear the sting of truth. But you have to give the man this: he has the courage of his convictions and the nerve to use a diversity of tactics to advance them,” points out Richard Kim, executive editor of The Nation.
The publication, founded in 1865, has been described as the ‘flagship of the Left’, incidentally.
It appears that the left leaning factions may be searching fro a standard bearer.
“Democrats should, of course, push back against the GOP’s lies and sabotage, but is it too much to ask that at least one Democrat in Congress use this occasion to make the obvious point that a single-payer system would have been simpler and better? I know what a left-wing version of Ted Cruz would do,” Mr. Kim concludes. Mo., with his handler and a jumpmaster. Yes, the dog had an oxygen mask and a nifty jumpsuit.
The monument is now open to admirers at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, where the military has trained all of its working dog teams for the past 45 years. Legislation to authorize design and construction was sponsored eight years ago by Rep. Walter B. Jones, North Carolina Republican, and signed into law by former President George W. Bush in 2008. The monument was funded by private and corporate donations.
There’s a ton of dogs alone here. The main granite pedestal features the bronze likenesses a Doberman pinscher, German shepherd, Labrador retriever and Belgian Malinois. Each stands 5-feet tall and weighs 500 pounds. And the bronze handler? He stands 9 feet tall and weighs in at 1,500.