So, in light of the recent SCOTUS decision upholding Obamacare, Romney has come out and said that the only way to repeal it would be to vote him in as President.
So, my question is, does this change anything for you when it comes time to vote for president? If yes, why? If no, why not?
I'll start it off:
It does not change anything for me. There is no necessary reason why Romney will actually keep his word on this particular issue, considering that he normally is on both sides of the issues and that he created Romneycare in MA. However, it is possible he considers it a state's issue instead of a federal issue, but I don't give the benefit of the doubt to Romney.
Anyway, there is also the problem of, even if he intends to repeal Obamacare, that doesn't mean he will be successful. So, if Romney were POTUS and unsuccessful at repealing Romneycare, then we are stuck with a president who can't do the one thing we would want, and pretty much everything else he'll do we'll hate.
My $.02. What's yours?
I think Romney's about as serious about that as Obama was about e.g. closing down Guantanamo.
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No. As much as I dislike ObamaCare, my vote doesn't hinge on that issue alone. Even if it did, I'm not so sure that (if he was even genuine about wanting to see it repealed) he understands why it should be repealed: it is a bad policy, ie it won't achieve the goals it sets out to achieve but will instead do the opposite as well as, in all likelihood, creates more "problems" that the government should solve that the free markets (if actually free) can't solve. I mean, even if a state could use force to tax somebody for not doing something, it is still poor economics.
That being said, I also refuse to vote on an idea of "lesser of two evils," which might compel some to vote for a candidate that they really don't agree with.
The only one worth following is the one who leads... not the one who pulls; for it is not the direction that condemns the puller, it is the rope that he holds.
Looks like you've been having trouble with posts, but I see that you still got to say it changes nothing for you. Anyway, I suggest this thread to for your blank posts.
Ha, yeah. I hear that Romney is a very nice guy, and maybe he doesn't lie much in his private life. But when it comes to politics, that guy is a fucking liar. No two ways about it.
Btw, do you intend on voting or doing a write in? Or do you just abstain from the whole process?
As far as I see it if Romney becomes president then Obama Care will be repealed. Even if he can't actually get the law off the books then the fact is that the federal government choose not to enforce the law, or push and manipulate things in such a way that the law can be avoided.
This is the rundown on the candidates, and I think that most libertarians are likely to agree.
All in all, Obama seems to be the better choice, but the fact is that Romney is such a wild card that in truth, we have absolutely no idea what he will do, he could be bad, he could be good, but in the long run I think that it's a lot better to allow Obama to act as the antithesis to Bush and let those opposed to interventionism and the current system gain further support, and I hope we've all learned not to put our hope in the Republicans.