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|Subject: Re: Just Change Twelve to Eight...||Date: 10/11/2012 4:13 PM|
|Author: Hawkwin||Number: 1823478 of 1933285|
Ype, just change the 12 to an 8, 2012 to 2008 that is.
In the Jan. 21, 2008, presidential primary debate in South Carolina, Edwards criticized Obama's plan for its lack of a mandate. Obama responded, "A mandate means that in some fashion, everybody will be forced to buy health insurance." Instead of going that route, his plan, he said, "emphasizes lowering costs."
Obama held that position throughout the campaign. Elect Hillary, he said, and the government will compel you to buy health insurance. Elect me, and I'll give you lower costs and let you keep your freedom.
One Obama TV ad drove the point home: "Hillary Clinton's attacking, but what's she not telling you about her health care plan? It forces everyone to buy insurance, even if you can't afford it, and you pay a penalty if you don't."
As you quoted:
But, my friends, these evaders are banking too heavily on the shortness of our memories.
No question about that. Few remember that Obama was against it, before he was for it. Another evolved position perhaps.
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