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Report: ‘Romneycare’ a killer (Study finds Bay State lost thousands of jobs)
http://www.bostonherald.com ^ | Thursday, September 15, 2011 | Frank Quaratiello

Posted on 09/15/2011 6:54:53 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA

The Bay State’s controversial 2006 universal health-care plan — also known as “Romneycare” — has cost Massachusetts more than 18,000 jobs, according to an exclusive blockbuster study that could provide ammo to GOP rivals of former Gov. Mitt Romney as he touts his job-creating chops on the campaign trail.

“Mandating health insurance coverage and expanding the demand for health services without increasing supply drove up costs. Economics 101 tells us that,” said Paul Bachman, research director at Suffolk University’s Beacon Hill Institute, the conservative think tank that conducted the study. The Herald obtained an exclusive copy of the findings.

“The ‘shared sacrifice’ needed to provide universal health care includes a net loss of jobs, which is attributable to the higher costs that the measure imposed,” said David Tuerck, the institute’s executive director.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; mittromney; obama; obamacare; rinomitt; rinoromney; romney; romney4democrats; romney4obama; romneycare; romneytruthfile
How can any Republican support this twit for POTUS?
1 posted on 09/15/2011 6:54:57 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: GOPsterinMA
And hopefully this kills Romney's chances.

Buh Bye, Romney. Go mow your lawn.

2 posted on 09/15/2011 7:03:40 AM PDT by Crucial
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To: GOPsterinMA

Every time Romney says his health care deal was “right for Massachusetts” I want to hurl something at the television. Has he even bothered to keep apprised of what’s going on here? He keeps referring to it as “my state” even though he’s been loooong gone.

Premiums are rising dramatically, plan services are diminishing rapidly and if you don’t have coverage you will be fined and then sicced by a law firm for the fines and STILL be required to get coverage.

Unless you are an Obama family member (illegal alien) or a member of “MassHealth” (aka welfare). Well, then life is free and easy.


3 posted on 09/15/2011 7:04:21 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Republicans cannot credibly run on repealing Obamacare with Romney as the nominee.

Romney Gives Mass. Health Reform an 'A' (in July, 2009)


"The portrait depicts the governor seated at the front edge of his desk wearing his trademark business suit. Beside him is a small framed photo of his wife, Ann, and ... [wait for it] ... a copy of the health care reform law he called his greatest achievement.

4 posted on 09/15/2011 7:10:56 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Crucial
Michele Bachmann has a great conservative record and credibility. And she has been one of the foremost opponents of 0bamacare.

HOWEVER, she now acts as if Gardasil is the bigger issue?! And is sucking up to Romney?!


5 posted on 09/15/2011 7:21:04 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: GOPsterinMA

giggle.


6 posted on 09/15/2011 7:28:30 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Is Romney copping a feel in that picture?


7 posted on 09/15/2011 7:44:54 AM PDT by fluffdaddy (Who died and made the Supreme Court God?)
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To: fluffdaddy

Bachmann looks like Romney is stepping on her foot.


8 posted on 09/15/2011 7:47:10 AM PDT by 4Speed
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To: Servant of the Cross
It's not just that Republicans can't credibly run on repealing Obamacare. They can't credibly run on removing government obstacles to economic growth. When you sign on for the biggest job killer in the progressive arsenal you can't turn around and claim you're the guy to lighten the economy's governmental load.

Romney would be a disaster. Fortunately most GOP voters know that and he won't get within a country mile of the nomination.

9 posted on 09/15/2011 7:50:11 AM PDT by fluffdaddy (Who died and made the Supreme Court God?)
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To: fluffdaddy

I think the leftist are helping Romney more then anyone.


10 posted on 09/15/2011 8:07:02 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: Servant of the Cross; ken21; LostInBayport; Crucial

“Republicans cannot credibly run on repealing Obamacare with Romney as the nominee.”

That’s the bottom line, period.

The PerryHaters need to understand that Mittens WILL NOT EVER BE POTUS; he’s the grandfather of ObamaCare.

Plus, whatever negatives Perry has, he hasn’t had illegals working at his house...cut your own grass Mittens.


11 posted on 09/15/2011 8:12:16 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Why?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Swimmer: Wow. This loser really is an unrepentant abortionist/statist lying political whore!

12 posted on 09/15/2011 8:31:11 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Perfectly stated!!! Big AMEN to that!!!


13 posted on 09/15/2011 9:11:21 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Why?)
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To: GOPsterinMA
How can any Republican support this twit for POTUS?

I can't fathom it.

Yet Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter, Mike Huckabee and others have all said this week Mitt Romney will be the nominee.

It makes my head explode. He's been on all sides of every issue. He's still doing it, even in the debates on social security, immigration and healthcare.

Who can trust him?

14 posted on 09/15/2011 11:30:15 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I have told others that if Mitten is elected...we can kiss our chances of repealing obamacare and pulling it out by the roots. He’s made news.


15 posted on 09/15/2011 11:32:45 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: newzjunkey

“Who can trust him?”

No one can, he’s an opportunist, nearly as bad as Bill Clinton.

Milt’s a complete statist douche; no actual liberty loving person can support him.


16 posted on 09/15/2011 11:57:53 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Why?)
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To: shield

The thing is, he CAN’T get elected as a Republican. He’s a Rat. Maybe he should challenge Obama for the Rat nomination.


17 posted on 09/15/2011 12:00:39 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Why?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Keep him running as a republican, he’ll be zapped in the primaries...we don’t need this bum running for president as a dem. Mittens had this nomination until Perry stepped in.


18 posted on 09/15/2011 12:05:21 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield

The PerryHaters need to understand what you just wrote...the nomination was looking like Milt’s until RP jumped in.

RP ain’t perfect, but he’s tens of light years better than Romney..it’s not even close.


19 posted on 09/15/2011 12:28:55 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Why?)
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To: GOPsterinMA
ARGEE!!!! There is NO one that'd have stopped Mittens except Rick Perry. NO ONE...
20 posted on 09/15/2011 12:34:54 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield

Hmmm...

Well, in theory someone else could have (and still could) run, although IMHO, that person would get blown out in the General Election.


21 posted on 09/15/2011 12:50:25 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Why?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

With Obamacare such a big issue, I really don’t see why Romney even bothers running. He must be profoundly out of touch.


22 posted on 09/15/2011 12:53:38 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: GOPsterinMA

There are close to 70% of people polled who’d never vote for that someone. That someone has no chance, unfortunately. The majority of Americans aren’t political junkies...therefore, they’ll look at who has the record for jobs and the economy. Perry has that record especially during Obama’s depression in the USA. All the rest is a sideshow.


23 posted on 09/15/2011 12:57:34 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Crucial

I have written here in FR several times that I honestly think there is something wrong with Romney.

Out of touch?
Delusional?
Stupid?
Egotistical?

Pick one or all, his mind is baked.


24 posted on 09/15/2011 1:08:12 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Why?)
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To: shield

Agreed and agreed!

“it’s the economy, stupid!” Right?

What TX has done in this depression is nothing short of very damn impressive!


25 posted on 09/15/2011 1:14:55 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Why?)
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