Skip to comments.Paul Ryan: Romneycare 'Not that Dissimilar to Obamacare' (Mar 2, 2011)
Posted on 04/20/2012 2:53:56 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
This morning at a breakfast meeting sponsored by the American Spectator, Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan talked about what he's looking for in a Republican presidential candidate, reiterated he won't seek the White House, and left the door wide-open to accepting a vice presidential nomination.
Ryan said that in recent weeks he's talked to Governors Haley Barbour, Tim Pawlenty, and Mitch Daniels, but is keeping his mind open about a potential endorsement. I don't really have a strong preference right now," Ryan said of the prospective 2012 field. "I want to wait and see what these people are made of and what they're going to talk about.
To me, what matters most is someone who really has conviction in their heart and mind on these core principles," he continued. "We can't just give it to the next person in line or [have] a personality contest. We will lose a personality contest. We will win an ideas contest.
Asked about the Massachusetts health care plan signed into law by Mitt Romney, Ryan said, Its not that dissimilar to Obamacare, and you probably know Im not a big fan of Obamacare. I just dont think the mandates work all the regulation theyve put on it.
I haven't studied in depth the status of it," he continued, "but I think its beginning to death spiral. Theyre beginning to have to look at rationing decisions. I dont think this health care system works. Thats why Im a believer in a consumer-based medicine, in consumer-based patient-centered reforms health care reforms.
Asked if he would rule out running for the presidency himself as emphatically as Chris Christie did by threatening to commit suicide, Ryan replied, with a laugh, "I guess I wouldn't talk in suicidal terms."
“Get Used to it, as long as Romney is in the race, articles showing the truth of Romney’s lying, left-wing, progressive record will be posted.”
[ Abortion is legal and a lot of people want it. Does that make it a good thing? ]
Obama is Americas punishment for abortion..
Romney is the republicans punishment for allowing Mclaim to take a “dive”.. in 2008..
Democrat control of anything is a punishment..
RINOs are democrats at a costume party.. and are punishment for republican cowardice..
LOL. You betcha. /s
SoConPubbie, an original member of Sarah Palin's Original Ping List, is a plant.
No,I wouldn't say it's "OK".However,tell me...
HAVE YOU EVER SET FOOT IN MASSACHUSETTS,LET ALONE LIVED HERE?
I'll bet the answer to both questions is "no",in which case you don't have the first clue how,or why,Romney Care came to be.Therefore your opinions on it (as opposed to your opinions on OsamaObamaCare) are worth about as much as are your opinions about brain surgery.
I know how it came to be.
The same way ObamaCare came to be.
Lies, deceit, gov solutions to problems created by gov which end up being worse than the original problem.
Same old, same old
Of course, if the Supreme Court rules against ObamaCare, then this issue becomes moot.
<< I can see why you support Mitt Romney, you have the same political mind-set. >>
I most certainly do NOT support Mitt Romney. That’s an idiotic assumption on your part. There is nothing that I wrote that would even suggest that.