Oh, the irony: Obama and Romney, and that infamous mandate
Mitt Romney, who is against the White House's health care act, actually implemented a similar plan in Massachusetts. President Obama pledged not to raise taxes on the middle class, but the Supreme Court has ruled the plan will essentially do just that.
Stefan is an economist currently working in Sweden.
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And of course, since it was upheld because it is a form of taxation, Obama again violates his 2008 election pledge not to raise taxes on families earning less than $250,000.
So now we are going to have a presidential race where the person who previously defended and implemented in Massachussetts a policy will argue for its nation wide repeal while his opponent will defend a policy he argued against until after he was elected.
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