Thursday, July 5, 2012

Romney Urged Obama To Embrace Individual Mandate In 2009

In July 2009, Mitt Romney called on President Obama to require Americans to buy insurance as part of his health care plan, using “tax penalties” as a backstop — in other words, the individual mandate that Republicans virulently oppose.

This is one of the many reasons I do not understand how someone can hate Obama and like Romney (or vice-versa). The vast majority of their policies (not just this one) are either exactly the same or are so close that it really doesn't matter. Everything from healthcare, to spending and taxes, to foreign's all the same.