Skip to comments.When Rick Perry Praised Hillarycare (Oops!)
Posted on 12/08/2011 2:14:17 PM PST by TitansAFC
The Texas governor hasn't always regarded federalized health care as unconstitutional and noxious to liberty
In Rick Perry's 2010 book Fed Up, he declares that federalized health care is unconstitutional, insists that handling the issue at the state or local level is essential to liberty, and argues that introducing government run health care foolishly risks destroying the best system in the world. "It's not hard to see who believes in the Constitution and who doesn't if we look closely. For now, if you are an establishment politician in Washington, you'd better be prepared for a complete review of your record," he concludes. "As I mentioned before, long-standing Utah senator Bob Bennett didn't even get renominated by Utah Republicans this year, in major part because he cosponsored a version of health care reform only slightly distinguishable from Obamacare."
So what does a complete review of Perry's record reveal? As it turns out, he sent a letter during his tenure as Texas Agricultural Commissioner that praised Hillary Clinton's 1993 health care reform efforts. "I think your efforts in trying to reform the nation's health care system are most commendable," he wrote. "I would like to request that the task force give particular consideration to the needs of the nation's farmers... Rural populations have a high proportion of uninsured people, rising health care costs, and often experience lack of services." He concluded by noting, "your efforts are worthy, and I hope you will remember this constituency as the task force progresses. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance."
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Except that he wrote that letter about 1/2 a year before Hillarycare even existed.
This is a freakin’ nightmare. Is there any TRUE conservatives out of this bunch?
So romney, newt and perry all have all praised commicare in the past?
Sad state of gop
Context, dude. This is WAY out of context. And even most of us who were skeptical of Perry in the early days knew that. However, gingrich STILL supports the individual mandate. Want to argue the merits of THAT?
Perry never praised Hillarycare. Hillarycare was nonexistent when this letter was written. This was written about 2 months after Clinton was inaugurated, was a formal letter to Hillary when she was named to a taskforce, and a 1/2 a year before a bill was revealed to the public. The title of the article is a lie.
No. Perry did not...and the poster of this article knows that full well.
However, Bill and Hill’s love of single payer, socialized medical systems was already well known by then. I don’t know how he thought anything good was ever going to come of her efforts.
I love that we hear “out of context!” and then immediately hear “Newt still supports the mandate” right after.
This is in response to Perry’s new ad today, that’s all. Perry has decided to jump the shark, which is too bad because I genuinely liked him.
I was just pointing out that Perry would have had Hillarycare be the law of the land when Newt was fighting to kill it. If Perry had had his way, we’d all be government insurees for two decades and counting.
In context, it sounds like he was commending the intent to try and craft policies that could lower costs. From a conservative POV, that could be he was wanting them to look at lowering barriers and removing regulations.
Unless they produce a letter of him suggesting how the government can get involved to improve healthcare, this is another unfounded accusation by opponents.
Can you cite a single example of Perry supporting Hillarycare? No, you can't. B/c it never happened.
However, as of May of this year, Gingrich stated, "Ive said consistently we ought to have some requirement to either have health insurance or you post a bond or in some way you indicate you are going to be held accountable."
To follow up on the May 2011 quote, Gingrich was asked about this this week by Beck. Gingrich doubled down and said this was a variation of a federal mandate.
My gosh, actual reasoned educated response?
You're obviously messed up on Gardasil and heartless you are.
Surely Perry is worse than Obama and is likely a Mexican gang member.
Or a Build-a-Bear, one or the other.
“I would like to request that the task force give particular consideration to the needs of the nation’s farmers... Rural populations have a high proportion of uninsured people, rising health care costs, and often experience lack of services.”
This is before the task force had even started. If you never heard before that it is beaucoup difficult for rural populations to access health care, you are blind, deaf, and dumb.
Calling attention to this problem is not something to be ashamed of or defensive of, and to make it seem so is disingenuous at best.
I’d rather Bachmann or Santorum win but I could vote for Newt. I will never vote for the illegal loving Ricardo or Myth though.
Being a rural ‘redneck’ is an eucation in itself. My own doctor is over 70 miles away, 140 miles round trip. Emergencies require a helicopter.
If there is a whiteout on the mountain, say your prayers.
eDucation. what a thing to spel rong!
Not Only Did Rick Perry Support Hillarycare...(Wanted U.S./Mexico binational health Insurance)
I laugh every time I hear about the urban "under-served".
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