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Why Obamacare is a Conservative's Dream [American Enterprise Institute Jumps Shark?]
NY TIMES ^ | September 30, 2012 | J. D. KLEINKE

Posted on 10/01/2012 8:46:04 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

... the architecture of the Affordable Care Act is based on conservative, not liberal, ideas about individual responsibility and the power of market forces....

(Excerpt) Read more at mobile.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; health
Fortunately, James Capretta at the National Review has already published a rebuttal:

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/328887/fantasy-based-case-obamacare-james-c-capretta

1 posted on 10/01/2012 8:46:13 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/328887/fantasy-based-case-obamacare-james-c-capretta


2 posted on 10/01/2012 8:48:12 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wonder if the AEI guy has ever heard of the Constitution, federalism, and liberty?

Pretty disgusting when so-called conservative think tank members endorse such an expansion of central government powers.


3 posted on 10/01/2012 8:51:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Cicero

Hmmm....list of things to do:

1. Call family foundation to scratch donations to AEI
2. call their president to tell them why
3. Find another conservative group to donate to.


4 posted on 10/01/2012 8:51:51 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wonder if the AEI guy has ever heard of the Constitution, federalism, and liberty?

Pretty disgusting when so-called conservative think tank members endorse such an expansion of central government powers.


5 posted on 10/01/2012 8:54:17 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wonder if the AEI guy has ever heard of the Constitution, federalism, and liberty?

Pretty disgusting when so-called conservative think tank members endorse such an expansion of central government powers.


6 posted on 10/01/2012 8:58:36 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
...the architecture of the Affordable Care Act is based on conservative, not liberal, ideas about individual responsibility and the power of market forces....

Geeze...and all this time I thought it was about the power of government force.How very silly of me...I've now seen the light.

7 posted on 10/01/2012 8:58:59 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obamacare is a conservative’s dream if you typify the left’s caricature of conservatives.


8 posted on 10/01/2012 9:01:42 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just because someone calls themselves ‘conservative’ does not make them so. Too many instances of liberal infiltration of conservative think tanks to even allow them to be considered conservative any longer.
You do not have markets when there is clear manipulation.


9 posted on 10/01/2012 9:02:52 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The fact that this so-called “conservative” endorsement of 0bamacare appears in the New York Slimes renders any opinion expressed therein null and void as an expression of a genuinely honest conservative assessment.

The Slimes is so biased that they can't even hire one conservative columnist (and no Pinch, David Brooks doesn't count). If they did, Maureen Dowd would die of a hissy fit.

10 posted on 10/01/2012 9:03:06 AM PDT by mojito
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This explains why the health insurance industry has been quietly supporting the plan all along. It levels the playing field and expands the potential market by tens of millions of new customers.

It enslaves doctors by telling them how to treat patients and how much they can charge. It forces them to accept and treat those that they might not want to treat.

11 posted on 10/01/2012 9:06:26 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: penelopesire

My first thought was that the NYSlimes lied about what he said. But evidently not.

There couldn’t be a worse time for a “conservative” to come out with something like this. If they want to conserve any reputation at all, they’d better give him the boot pronto, with a clear explanation of why they did so.


12 posted on 10/01/2012 9:15:53 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The RINOs may just be attempting to cushion the blow that will come when President Romney leaves the majority of Obamacare in place.


13 posted on 10/01/2012 9:22:00 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: SoFloFreeper

It sounds like AEI has been seduced by insurance industry cash.


14 posted on 10/01/2012 9:22:16 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is akin to atheists telling Christians what their religion is about.
15 posted on 10/01/2012 9:26:22 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Never take as fact anything the NY Slimes writes. As Ann Coulter says “If you Must”.


16 posted on 10/01/2012 9:27:58 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: Cicero

The article pretty much speaks for itself and I can tell you that our little foundation will not like it a bit. I am sending the link to my hubby ASAP. I know we have given to them in the past but will have to look up the last report to find out what we have done lately with AEI.
We are a modest foundation compared to the big boys but it is nothing to sneeze at either. Our donation guidelines are property rights, free enterprise and constitutional education and I don’t see how this article fits into any of those principles.


17 posted on 10/01/2012 9:29:16 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The left trying to sell the unsellable by renaming it or calling it conservative in preparation for blame throwing when if fails.
Not sure which. Probably both.

18 posted on 10/01/2012 10:11:24 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Heritage declares on its own website that it and AEI supported requiring americans to purchase health insurance, AKA, individual mandate, AKA ObamaCare, AKA RomneyCare.

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/02/06/dont-blame-heritage-for-obamacare-mandate/


19 posted on 10/01/2012 11:48:53 AM PDT by TeachableMoment
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To: TeachableMoment

Yeah, this article is a full throated enodorsement of Obmacare. We don’t need that crap.


20 posted on 10/01/2012 12:22:42 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: TeachableMoment

Makes a warped form of sense.
Until we’re ready to allow people to die in the hospital or ER for lack of insurance or means to pay for their care, or until everybody has health insurance, we’re not going to resolve this issue.


21 posted on 10/01/2012 12:50:01 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wonder if the AEI guy has ever heard of the Constitution, federalism, and liberty?


For “citizens of the world” there is “conservative” fascism (government paying corporations to carry out it’s centralized plan) or “liberal” Marxism (government agencies carrying out the centralized plan).

The American and his constitutional Republic? Not so much. No where to be found. Not an option. Lately, a domestic terrorist.


22 posted on 10/01/2012 12:50:39 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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