Quote of the Day

From Prof Randy Barnett, who’d be my choice for the Supreme Court if Romney were actually running a contest with real stakes:

And if anyone is wondering if the outcome of this case still hurts, the answer is “yes.”  And it will for a very long time, unless Obamacare is repealed by Congress next year.  But, if there are two things you cannot count on to protect liberty more than the Supreme Court, it is Congress and the Republican Party.

I wish I had more faith in “Repeal and Replace,” than I actually do. And if that’s the campaign slogan, replace with what? It’s not like I really trust the Republicans on that count either.

7 thoughts on “Quote of the Day”

  1. My dear sir: Obamacare will be replaced with Romneycare. All aboard the train to perdition!

  2. Obamacare will remain in place, with the exception of the individual mandate and the contraception/abortion mandate. On top of that, there will be increases in defense spending and medicare.

    1. Without the individual mandate, there’s no way to pay for it. Making–or providing ways–for people to contribute to insurance premiums is the crux of the matter. We are never going to tell hospital ERs they can demand proof of insurance prior to treating patients, which is one example of why everybody needs to have skin in the game BEFORE they get sick for the system to work.

      1. It will be paid for like everything else: deficit spending and the printing press. The government stopped worrying about how to pay for things decades ago.

  3. I wish I had more faith in “Repeal and Replace,” than I actually do.

    And given the R’s track record, why should you?

  4. Great quote. I will be sharing with folks in person, via e-mail or on the ever intrusive Facebook.

  5. I would be satisfied if we got “Repeal” and then gridlocked on “Replace”. If I had my choice for “Replace”, it would be to get the Federal Government out of the Health Care industry altogether.

    I’m crossing my fingers for “Repeal”–I think we have a good shot at it–but I’m not holding my breath for the “Replace” part. At best, I’m crossing my fingers for the “Replacement” to be Gridlock!

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