Hmmm. I’m not sure what to think about this guy.
He created a super-expensive socialist system of health care in Massachusetts, which is a failure. The only significant success is the lavishly paid – and ominously permanent – bureaucracy whose job, apparently, it is to ensure that state residents do not get what they had been promised, namely care tailored to their individual needs. The plan also reportedly cost the state 18,000 jobs (private ones, I suspect).
Romneycare was a blueprint for Obamacare, no matter what Romney claims. Romney’s advisors had briefed the Obamites on it at least three times. Obamacare is already showing its teeth as a very expensive job killer and bureaucracy spawner par excellence, and that’s years before its main provisions are scheduled to kick in.
Now Romney claims that he doesn’t like Obamacare and his first act as president (or one of his many first acts, depending on which type of audience he’s schmoozing) will be to grant all 50 states waivers from Obamacare. He also says that he’ll call for the repeal of Obamacare and its replacement with – tadaaa! – another plan.
Federal Romneycare, anyone?
Soooo – will Romney also grant all American citizens waivers from the oppressive cost and weight of the Obamacare bureaucracy, or will those scores of thousands of new apparatchiki remain in their unproductive jobs, collecting billions of dollars as newfangled federal Romneycare enforcers?
I suspect the latter. A bureaucracy, after all, is a terrible thing to waste.
And just think how loudly SEIU might object if anyone tried to slice into the body bureaucratic.
Okay. Now I know what to think about Romney.
To me, the unprecedented attack on American freedom that ObaRombaMamaCare represents is the ultimate electric koolaid acid test. Until and unless Romney comes totally clean on this issue, he’ll only get my vote only be because he’s the last man standing on the Repub side and/or the only one with a chance to take down Obama.
Unless, of course, Henry Jackson suddenly rises from the dead, takes over the Democratic Party, returns it to sanity and stands for President.
And in this perspective I’m backed up by that doughty Englishman, James Delingpole, who authored Welcome to Obamaland: I’ve Seen Your Future, And It Doesn’t Work. Saith this sage Britisher:
And I definitely don’t want to be toast.