Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mississippi Center for Public Policy luncheon on Obamacare

Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute spoke at a luncheon sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Public Policy last Thursday. The topic: Implementation of Obamacare. Here is the video of his speech. He starts at 6:30.


Anonymous said...

My question is how does Gumpy Thigpen bring a "Conservative" from the Cato down here to talk about resisting Obamacare and says he can't vote for Romney? Who in the Hell are you gonna vote for? Voting for Romney is resisting Obamacare!

Shadowfax said...


Anonymous said...

A state-run health insurance exchange is a horrible idea, even if it was Mitt Romney who implemented one in Massachusetts.

The exchanges are a key feature of ObamaCare and they need to be prevented if at all possible. The Mississippi Department of Insurance certainly shouldn't be voluntarily implementing one of these monstrosities.

Anonymous said...

Cannon can't call himself a "Republican" or "a Romney guy" during his public speech because he's an employee of a 501c3 non-profit that gets dinged if it endorses political parties or candidates. He's obligated to be non-partisan in his official duties -- I'm sure if you spoke to him in his capacity as a private citizen, he'd have a different message about Romney and the GOP.

Anonymous said...

"I don't think I can look the taxpayers of Virginia in the eye and say I'm going to spead a lot of your money building exchanges that four months from now I may not need." Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia

When asked if he would move forward to create a state-run exchange in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Cristie said, "I am in no hurry to do that, and especially because we have an election four months away."

Rick Perry in Texas "has absolutely no interest in accelerating the implementation of Obamacare" and will not create a health insurance excchange, spokeswoman Catherine Frazier says.

"We're not going to start implementing Obamacare," says Gov. Bobby Jimdal of Louisiana. "We have not applied for the grants; we have not accepted many of these dollars; and we are not implementing the exchanges. We don't think it makes any sense to implement Obamacare in Louisiana."

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas says, "If anyone was in doubt, our state has no intention to implement so-called state exchanges or to expand Medicad under Obamacare. I will not be party to socializing health care and bankrupting my state in direct contradiction to our Constitution and our founding principles of limited government."

Anonymous said...

Mr. Cannon starts his speach with the argument that the U.S. Supreme Court really did not find Obamacare constitutional, but only just declined to strike it down. Then based on that logic he calls for all elected officials to follow their oaths of office to do everything to not enforce it because it is unconstitutional. To think elected officials would not only listen to such an argument, but would applaud it is ridiculous.

The whole purpose of the recent U.S. Supreme Court case was to determine if Obamacare is constitutional, and the opinion makes it clear that the Court found most of it to be contistitutional.

I am fine with anybody not liking Obamacare and wanting to repeal the law, but for any Republican to stretch their logic this far to make it seem like they really did not lose at the U.S. Supreme Court is absurd.

Anonymous said...

convenient ethics just isn't ethics at all

Anonymous said...

If you want absurd check out the arguments being made for the white African-American's re-election.

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