The Rise and Fall of Hope and Change

The Rise and Fall of Hope and Change

Alexis de Toqueville

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
Alexis de Tocqueville

The United States Capitol Building

The United States Capitol Building

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The Constitutional Convention

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The Continental Congress

George Washington at Valley Forge

George Washington at Valley Forge

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Rep. Paul Ryan: Romneycare Carried ‘Seeds’ of Obamacare

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Rep. Paul Ryan: Romneycare Carried ‘Seeds’ of Obamacare

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(CNSNews.com) – House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on Tuesday that the health-care reform plan that Gov. Mitt Romney signed in Massachusetts carried “seeds” of the national heatlh-care reform plan later signed by President Barack Obama.
“Were there seeds for these policy ideas in Massachusetts? Sure I think there were,” Ryan told CNSNews.com Tuesday, during a conference call to preview a major address he will give later this week to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington
But Ryan said that presidential hopeful Mitt Romney “has done a pretty good job of suggesting” that he would not impose on the national level any individual mandate requiring people to purchase health insurance.
Moreover, regardless of whomever becomes the GOP nominee, Ryan said, “We’re not going there” — meaning that Republicans would not support imposing an individual mandate
CNSNews.com had asked Ryan:
“Congressman, a lot of people, including President Obama, have said that Romneycare, which mandates people buy health insurance and provides subsidies for up to 300 percent of poverty level, was the model for Obamacare. Do you agree?”
Read More at cnsnews.com By Pete Winn, cnsnews.com

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