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Donít Like Obamacare? It Was the Republicansí Idea, Says Liberal Democrat (Robert Reich)
Cybercast News Service ^ | October 28, 2013 - 10:12 AM | Susan Jones

Posted on 10/28/2013 12:14:25 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Not a single Republican voted for the Democrats’ Affordable Care Act, but one liberal Democrat is nevertheless blaming Republicans for the system that’s debuted to so much criticism.

“While Republicans plot new ways to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, it’s easy to forget that for years they’ve been arguing that any comprehensive health insurance system be designed exactly like the one that officially began October 1st, glitches and all,” said Robert Reich, who served as President Bill Clinton’s Labor Secretary.

Reich says Democrats should have insisted on a single-payer system because it would have been “cheaper, simpler, and more popular.” …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: obamacare; robertreich; singlepayer; zerocare
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One new lie by Reich exposes the truth that the conservatives have been speaking since Obamacare was proposed.
1 posted on 10/28/2013 12:14:25 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

BTW Hannity just announced that Moochell’s college classmate received the no-bid contract, CGI, to develop and create Obamacare.


2 posted on 10/28/2013 12:17:06 PM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Olog-hai
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3 posted on 10/28/2013 12:18:51 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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Well, Robby - you know why they DIDN’T propose a single payer system, don’t you?

Because leftwing socialists can only succeed when they hide their agenda from the people.


4 posted on 10/28/2013 12:19:11 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: duckman

“Single payer”. Yes, I want to be #300,000,000 in the call queue. Reich is another phony “Economics” professor.


5 posted on 10/28/2013 12:21:01 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Olog-hai

Robert Reich
Down at the looney-bin they call him “The one that got away”.


6 posted on 10/28/2013 12:21:02 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Olog-hai

I’m sure there’s an excuse for the Holocaust that blames the Jews, too.


7 posted on 10/28/2013 12:21:09 PM PDT by Argus
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LOL Robert, thanks for the laughs I havent laughed that hard in weeks..ahhhh single payer, I mean whats not to love, I know I hear everyday when people get sick the first thing they say is “I feel horrible, I am going to get treatment in the UK” yeah that sounds like something we hear everyday right..right../sarc


8 posted on 10/28/2013 12:21:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: MrB

Bingo!


9 posted on 10/28/2013 12:22:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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News flash for ya,Bobby; The Heritage Foundation != Republicans.


10 posted on 10/28/2013 12:23:41 PM PDT by dread78645 (Evolution. A doomed theory since 1859.)
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To: Olog-hai

Not a new lie, this one has been around since 2010 and a lib here repeats it to me every so often.

Supposedly someone in Heritage foundation suggested some sort of personal mandate decades ago.
It sounds possible.


11 posted on 10/28/2013 12:24:06 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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Column: Don’t blame Heritage for ObamaCare mandate

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-02-03/health-individual-mandate-reform-heritage/52951140/1


12 posted on 10/28/2013 12:24:17 PM PDT by massmike (Why doesn't Obama just declare Syria a "chemical weapons-free zone"?)
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To: Olog-hai

I recall with certainty that both Knewt Gingrich as well as the Heritage Foundation were proposing something almost identical, including mandated coverage back when Knewt was speaker!!!


13 posted on 10/28/2013 12:24:56 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I pledge to the USSA & 2 the democrazy for witch it stands, a nation with liberalism & misery 4 all!)
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Yep.

It’s official, the demand for single payer is starting up.

There have been several news articles and op-eds in the past week saying we should do single payer now.


14 posted on 10/28/2013 12:25:25 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Sarah Barracuda

We have a friend who lives in the UK. Her husband had a partial blockage in his heart... something that would have been fixed in a week around here. He was put on a waiting list. A year and a half later he died... still waiting.


15 posted on 10/28/2013 12:26:02 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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So now the Democrats catered to Republican demands regarding Obamacare?
The Democrats didn’t care what the Republicans thought about their health care law. If they wanted too, they could have passed a single payer health care bill when they had both houses of congress. So, why didn’t they?

Boo hoo, the Republicans made us do it.


16 posted on 10/28/2013 12:29:13 PM PDT by goldi
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There have been several news articles and op-eds in the past week saying we should do single payer now.

Yep! They should do it right now! It should sail right through the House! /S

17 posted on 10/28/2013 12:29:22 PM PDT by Road Warrior Ď04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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Robert Reich : “While Republicans plot new ways to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, it's easy to forget that for years they've been arguing that any comprehensive health insurance system be designed exactly like the one that officially began October 1st, glitches and all,” said Robert Reich, who served as President Bill Clinton's Labor Secretary.
Reich says Democrats should have insisted on a single-payer system because it would have been “cheaper, simpler, and more popular.”
In a blog at The Huffington Post website, Reich wrote that Republicans have long argued for a health care system based on private insurance and paid for with subsidies and a requirement that the young and healthy people sign up. Democrats, he says, wanted to model health care reform on Social Security and Medicare, and fund it through the payroll tax.
Reich says President Richard Nixon in 1974, “proposed, in essence, today's Affordable Care Act.” Thirty years later, then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, another Republican, “made Nixon's plan the law in Massachusetts.”

So when Obamacare fails that just means the GOP has bad ideas.

So time to try the liberals idea single payer.

We tried your GOP ideas and they failed. Now give ours a chance’

LOL

18 posted on 10/28/2013 12:30:18 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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19 posted on 10/28/2013 12:30:52 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule the all)
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To: Olog-hai

In the words of John McEnroe, You have got to be kidding me!!

20 posted on 10/28/2013 12:31:40 PM PDT by McGruff (Mitch McConnell sold his soul for a Dam project.)
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