“Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” So read the “Miranda” rights. For Obama, it may become a case in point, as the Supreme Court will probably use his own words against him in regard to the ObamaCare “individual mandate.”
As the Daily Mail (UK) reports, Obama made the criticism during the 2008 primaries, when HillaryCare proposed an individual mandate, but at the time, Obama’s proposal did not:
At issue today was the so-called ‘individual mandate” – the federal government’s act of compelling Americans to buy health insurance. It is the centrepiece of the Affordable Health Care Act – aka Obamacare – which is the signature achievement of Obama’s presidency thus far.
But back during the 2008 campaign, Obama argued strenuously against the individual mandate. In a debate in South Carolina, he said: “A mandate means that in some fashion, everybody will be forced to buy health insurance. … But I believe the problem is not that folks are trying to avoid getting health care. The problem is they can’t afford it. And that’s why my plan emphasises lowering costs.”
In February 2008, he said that you could no more solve the issue of the uninsured with an individual mandate than you could cure homelessness by ordering people to buy a home:
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