Gail Collins, one of The New York Times’ stable of leftist op-ed columnists, wrote a column today entitled “Mitt Romney, Liberal Icon.” She gives “credit” to Romney for getting Massachusett’s universal health care plan passed, which she says is “a whole lot alike” to Obamacare.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the health care paradise that the Massachusetts plan was supposed to produce for its citizens. It went broke and had to be bailed out by the federal government!
Who is going to bail out the federal colossus? You and I through higher taxes, and our children and our children’s children through higher debt burdens.
Massachusetts State Treasurer Tim Cahill, a Democrat turned independent, warned before Obamacare’s passage that the Massachusetts plan “was not working.” He said that the Obama administration was “propping up” the plan with federal aid. At the same time, insurance premiums have been climbing faster in Massachusetts than in any other state.
What a fantastic model for Obama to emulate on the national level! So much so that Obama revels in the comparison:
I mean, a lot of commentators have said this [Obamacare] is sort of similar to the bill that Mitt Romney, the Republican governor and now presidential candidate, passed in Massachusetts.
Romney was wrong in Massachusetts. And Obama was wrong to infect our entire country with Massachusetts’ near-bankrupt plan, which he has had to prop up to save it.
Someone sent me an e-mail recently that aptly summarizes our progression toward the ‘promised land’
Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel ” pick up your shovel, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the promised land”.
Nearly 75 years ago, Roosevelt said, “Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a camel, this is the promised land.”
Now Obama has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of camels, and mortgaged the promised land!