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Paul Ryan: Romneycare 'Not that Dissimilar to Obamacare' (Mar 2, 2011)
Weekly Standard ^ | Mar 2, 2011 | JOHN MCCORMACK

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, “It’s not that dissimilar to Obamacare, and you probably know I’m not a big fan of Obamacare. I just don’t think the mandates work … all the regulation they’ve put on it.”

“I haven't studied in depth the status of it," he continued, "but I think it’s beginning to death spiral. They’re beginning to have to look at rationing decisions. I don’t think this health care system works. That’s why I’m 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."

TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; obamacare; romney; zerocare
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To: SoConPubbie

“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.”


21 posted on 04/20/2012 3:59:29 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: CharacterCounts

[ 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..

22 posted on 04/20/2012 3:59:37 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: flintsilver7; SoConPubbie
His posting history is no less than 99% Romney-bashing, often posting the same article multiple times. He has a disturbing obsession and is probably a plant.

LOL. You betcha. /s

SoConPubbie, an original member of Sarah Palin's Original Ping List, is a plant.


23 posted on 04/20/2012 4:16:32 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Thanks Onyx

24 posted on 04/20/2012 4:23:56 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: GeronL
Apparently its okay when an R does it.

No,I wouldn't say it's "OK".However,tell me...


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.

25 posted on 04/20/2012 4:32:34 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

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

26 posted on 04/20/2012 4:48:16 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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All contributions are for the Current Quarter Expenses.

27 posted on 04/20/2012 5:19:35 PM PDT by RedMDer (
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To: SoConPubbie

Of course, if the Supreme Court rules against ObamaCare, then this issue becomes moot.

28 posted on 04/21/2012 12:04:11 AM PDT by Crucial
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To: SoConPubbie

<< 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.

29 posted on 04/21/2012 2:09:14 AM PDT by ObamaMustGo2012 (Obama Must Go In 2012)
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