“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Friday, March 4, 2011

RomneyCare Plunges Ever Deeper Into Trouble In Massachusetts

Wednesday's Wall Street Journal had an article detailing the continuing woes of Massachusetts' RomneyCare.

Now, a new bill is being proposed to require unions to toss their members into the system. And a rationing board is being proposed, while medical insurance costs continue to spiral out of control- even higher than several economists estimate it would have without all the interference.

In short, as the article explains, the entire state's health care sector has become a giant, state-sized Medicare disaster.

So it's chilling to me that Ann Coulter proclaimed Romney the probable and desirable GOP presidential candidate for 2012, if Chris Christie won't run.

Well, I live in New Jersey, so I see and hear Christie more than most. He isn't finished here, doesn't feel he's actually accomplished what he set out to do, and, frankly, isn't ready for the presidency. And says so.

Romney, on the other hand, is no Ronald Reagan. He lost the 2008 nomination race badly. RomneyCare will continue to dog him. And, frankly, despite how glib, intelligent and presidential he can appear, he still scares me to death as the GOP version of Jimmy Carter. A former governor who is, by and large, a technocrat.

Let's hope a Midwestern governor, perhaps Pawlenty or Daniels, chooses to run.

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