Monday, July 30, 2012

Flip flopping like a fish, or another day in the Romney campaign!

You just knew it had to happen.   It had to.  Call it karma, fate, or just sheer stupidity, but it just had to happen.

Mitt flipped again.

No, not his lid, but his position.  He actually praised the Israeli health care system!  You know, that socialistic, evil, single payer health care system that the Israelis pay a mere 8% of GDP for?

After being FOR the Massachusetts health care bill (which he signed), then AGAINST the ACA (which Obama signed), now he's FOR the Israeli system!

He said, "Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of the G.D.P. in Israel? Eight percent. .. You spend eight percent of G.D.P. on health care. You’re a pretty healthy nation. We spend 18 percent of our G.D.P. on health care, 10 percentage points more.”

Seriously?  Yeah, seriously, the benefits of this system are nothing short of huge. Israel has the fourth longest life expectancy on the planet and ranks favorably in every category one could check. Maybe the next time Mitt Romney is trying to hide his own venture into healthcare from voters, or dissing the ACA as socialism and a prelude to the end of America, some smart reporter can ask him if he thinks the Israelis are socialists, or if their healthcare plan will bring the tiny nation down in flames.

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