DISCLAIMER: I do not believe in the individual mandate for free market reasons, it’s a way for impose insurance companies on the lives of more people.
This week, during the GOP debate in Nevada, the Republican candidates finally had to admit the truth about President Obama’s healthcare reform plan and its individual mandate. The conservative think-tank The Heritage Foundation, with the downfall of the Soviet Union and the competition out of the way, promoted socialism as early as 1989. I know, a shocking revelation. Self-styled Conservatives, promoting “Big Government,” who knew?
The Wall Street Journal has the details here. Unmistakeably, this is a blow to the legitimacy of Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney as conservatives opposing “Obamacare. Meanwhile, the Tea Party and it’s soon-to-be candidate, Texas Governor Rick Perry have consistently considered an ‘individual mandate’ as a form of socialism—something I do not even know the definition of anymore.
Its just so funny to see “anti-red” conservatives squabbling over whose the socialist. Can’t say Obama is the communist marxist secret Muslim anti-Christ anymore, can they? (that’s a reference to Uncle Ruckus of The Boondocks) Quick, someone alert Craig Carter of this new Communist threat!