Skip to comments.Romney campaign reports $4.2M raised off healthcare ruling in 20hrs.
Posted on 06/29/2012 4:30:10 AM PDT by sunmars
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has raised $4.2 million since the Supreme Court ruled the healthcare reform legislation constitutional, his press secretary reported in a tweet on Friday morning.
Romney responded to the ruling by renewing his pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act known as "Obamacare."
He wrote in a fundraising email to supporters on Thursday: "Today, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. But regardless of what the Court said about the constitutionality of the law, Obamacare is bad medicine, it is bad policy, and when Im President, the bad news of Obamacare will be over."
The Supreme Court's ruling was a clear win for President Obama, who counts the healthcare bill as a signature achievement of his first term. But Romney and other Republicans made clear they would not give up the fight to repeal what they call a government takeover of healthcare.
Romney's campaign had raised $2.5 million by 1:33 p.m. Thursday.
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“You’ll stand strong and supposedly principled against Romney, but reap the benefits we low lives give you by our voting Obama out. A way to have your cake and eat it too. I see you quoting scripture, my beliefs don’t allow me to act that way.
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
If you need the short bus version, you can find it in the NIV edition.
I don’t expect to reap any benefits. I will not violate my conscience. I will have to stand before God. I will not apologize for being a lemming and not repenting.
A person supposedly of God who wishes to repent asks me, “If I need the short bus version.”
I happen to have a child with special needs, do you think God supports your low class, uninformed comments, regardless of how much of the bible you’ve memorized?
Sometimes people need hyperbole to get it. You don’t, and won’t. I’ve lived all over the world. Not feeding the Romney troll anymore.
Soooo? ("Worldly" does not equal "Intelligent" if that's what you're implying.) And there are plenty of other examples of hyperbole then ones that make fun of little kids, especially by someone quoting the bible in every other sentence.
So how much do they pay you?
Ooops! Fed the troll without thinking. But seriously, how much are you paid?
Oh, that was clever. I misspell quit on an important topic like not quitting, and the spelling is what you focus on.
Go ahead and quit. Real Americans and Christians will keep fighting for their country.
Both sides will respond that the supreme court said it is tantamount to a tax, but that the law clearly states it is a mandate. That will allow them to claim they need a super majority to repeal it. If you read the ruling, Roberts was careful to state that regardless of how the law was looked at it could be seen as a tax - not that it was a tax or was intended as a tax, because it wasn’t; just that it can be seen as a tax by the court, collected by the IRS, but not treated as a tax by the IRS.
This gives both sides cover - the dems can claim this so they can obstruct, while the repubs can claim the same in order to be the typical squishes that they are.
Anybody watching the fiasco that is the supreme court this last week can tell what they are doing. They want it both ways; first states aren’t sovereign (AZ law ruling), now they are (ACA ruling).
Part of Roberts’ ACA opinion:
Indeed, amicuss earlier observation that the Code requires assessable penalties to be assessed and collected in the same manner as taxes makes little sense if assessable penalties are themselves taxes. In light of the Codes consistent distinction between the terms tax and assessable penalty, we must accept the Governments interpretation: §6201(a) instructs the Secretary that his authority to assess taxes includes the authority to assess penalties, but it does not equate assessable penalties to taxes for other purposes.
The Affordable Care Act does not require that the penalty for failing to comply with the individual mandate be treated as a tax for purposes of the Anti-Injunction Act. The Anti-Injunction Act therefore does not apply to this suit, and we may proceed to the merits.
I mailed Romney another donation yesterday.
It is a trick to fill campaign coffers. The GOP elites on a good day will tinker with the ACA. Figure out who the Tea Party is endorsing in your local Congressional and state-wide Senate races. Send money to them. No such candidates you can vote for? Then send money to Tea Party backed candidates in other regions. Never send money to the RNC. RNC is happy to give money to anyone with an (R) on the ballot line, regardless of their political philosophy.
If anyone were paying me, it sure as hell wouldn’t be enough, sister...
Do you often post to yourself, calling the poster a troll and asking how much they’re paid? Classic.
hopefully, you won't be donating to bamey boy....
what btw is so unusual about using rulings or bills or current events as campaign issues for raising money?....its done all the time...you don't think the rats aren't after their evil minions to donate?
"Boils down to, who would you prefer, Romney or Obama, right now, Obama has to be gotten rid of, at least Romney can be worked with and held to account by a gop senate and gop house, Obama let loose with 4 more years of unchecked laws and no re-election to hold him back will be more painful than any of us can imagine."To me it boils down to this: if I had to trust Romney based on his record, I wouldn't trust him at all.EXACTLY!! This is a little too long for a bumper sticker :) but a great reason to vote for Romney.
But it's not about his record anymore, it's about his intelligence. Is he smart enough to see that he has an opportunity to become a Super Hero to a majority of the American people?
All he has to do is the obvious -- kill MengeleCare, reign in the anti-growth EPA, lower taxes, cut spending -- and he becomes a Great American Hero.
I don't think Romney's stupid. I think he's going to go for the gold. Not so much out of principle, but for the glory.
I do believe Romney is in it for the glory, and the glory is there for the taking, and you'd have to be mentally retarded not to see the route to that glory and Romney is, if nothing else, intelligent.
I object because they use the ruling as a prop. they want money so they can get in office to over turn the ACA. In fact they have no plausible plan for over turning the ACA.
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