Skip to comments.1994 Report: Santorum supported individual mandate [rubbish!]
Posted on 01/27/2012 4:52:50 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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Both candidates responded to the League queries, which centered on health care, welfare reform and crime.The way I read this Santorum would leave it up to individuals to purchase their own insurance. He was advocating Medical/Health Savings accounts which puts the consumer in control of their health purchases. Not a government mandate.
Santorum and Watkins both called for a "comprehensive restructuring" of health care. But they differed sharply on what elements should comprise a basic benefits package.
Watkins would include mental health services, long-term care, prescription drug coverage, dental services and preventive care such as immunizations. Santorum would not. Both reject abortion services.
Santorum and Watkins both oppose having businesses provide health care for their employees. Instead, they would require individuals to purchase insurance. Both oppose higher taxes on alcohol or tobacco to help pay for care.
“...mandates (health care) by the federal government are wrong.” Rick Santorum Oct 30, 1994 senatorial debate.
If you open this:
VIDEO: Pennsylvania Senatorial Debate Oct. 30, 1994
you get Zell Miller and Wolford???
I didn't initiate asking anybody to prove a negative. It was the other poster who claimed to prove their point by posting a video. I simply responded by saying that the video doesn't disprove the 1994 claim by the publication as they so claimed.
I then said that "one would have to find a copy of the Voters Guide published by The League of Woman Voters of Pennsylvania...or better yet, one would have to find the questionnaire that Santorum filled out for the League of Woman Voters...all circa 1994. "
Santorum is and always has been a medical savings account guy. Thats the simple truth of the matter.
I never said that he wasn't. And Newt has been for medical savings accounts. Are you claiming that Newt hasn't been for HSA's?
Like I said I don’t make false assertions on purpose. I know Newt favors HSA’s.
I don’t know why the link isn’t working for you. Try this one: http://www.therightscoop.com/definitive-proof-santorum-did-not-support-the-individual-mandate/
Accusing somebody who disagrees with you of lying is pathetic.
I don't lie.
Using your standard, then you lie.
OK. I lied about you lying about Santorums position on the indivdual mandate. Which can only be true if your assertions that he is a hypocrite who supported the individual mandate are true. When you supply support for that I’ll apologize, if you don’t I ‘ll expect an apology. A check on our balls so to speak.
Can you tell me where in the video Santorum supports individual mandates? http://www.therightscoop.com/definitive-proof-santorum-did-not-support-the-individual-mandate/
I think what the role of the federal government is to provide opportunity for everyone to get what they want, to live their dreams and not to dictate what everybody should have, he said.
And he explained why, which is even when certain things are mandated by the federal government, they often dont work and added it simply is not the American way of doing things.
You cant force every American to do something they dont want to do, Santorum explained. You can force people to be in Social Security, yet I think its only about 96 percent of Americans that are in Social Security. There are lots of mandates we put on people and they dont obey. Thats wrong. Thats not the American way of doing things. The American way of doing things is getting people to live their dreams to make their choices. Rick Santorum 1994 senatorial debate
You are being ridiculous. Whether a person's assertion is true or not doesn't necessarily mean that the person is lying. Two people can disagree without either person lying. You even said so yourself in your post #85.
You use one standard for yourself and you use another standard for me. You should have the "balls" not to do that when you disagree agree with somebody.
As far as trying to get to the truth of the subject, and having the balls to do so, I specifically responded to another poster in post #66, long before you started posting to me. That person claimed that there were no direct quotes. To which I said the following...
And I then added...
It's you who should apologize for accusing me of lying. I don't lie.
How anyone can interpret that to mean individual mandates is beyond my level of comprehension. I only have a high school diploma though, so maybe I’m not educated enough to twist words around to mean something opposite than what was said.
Can you tell me where I said that the video shows Santorum supporting individual mandates?
Look I don't want to make an enemy of somebody I have agreed with 99% of the time here at FR for a decade but I won't stand idly by while you piss down my leg and tell me it is raining out either.
There is no evidence for your assertion and you should admit it and retract it. Life goes on.
Your link does not support your comments about Santorum. In fact it contradicts them. The discussion over whether or not the health insurance system should be employer based or individuals be required to get it via direct purchase has nothing to do with a mandate to purchase.
No. The article says what it says. Requiring individuals to purchase insurance is a mandate to purchase insurance.
Steve Jobs never graduated from college either. He seemed to do OK.
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