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Published: Friday, June 29 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Clearfield, UT

The biggest urgency is preventing Mitt from naming any judges to the Supreme Court. It is already skewed off of center and to the right. We absolutely don't need it going further right if we want the United States to eschew fascism. The more the far right controls things in the United States, the more fascist the United States becomes. I do NOT want to see that happening.

Vote against Romney to protect the best interests of the United States and its people.

deep in thought
Salt Lake, UT

I believe this decision will help Romney in the future. After people start actually picking through what Obamacare really says, the attack ads will become oh so easy...

"Under Obamacare, seniors would face death panels to decide if they get the care they need and the poorest and middle class people will pick up most of this new tax"

It was just too sloppily written and shoved through and lightning speed. I'm all for health care reform, but Obamacare isn't it.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

I'd be thrilled to see which ideas for health care reform are favored by deep. The comment on "death panels" was surprising, as I thought that the whole accusation had already been completely discredited. No mention of how the Mass. system that Mitt's been running FROM is working, either.

American Fork, UT

No, I'm fine with it. The urgency he speaks of is fabricated.

deep in thought
Salt Lake, UT

@ Mark B

I favor state directed reforms instead of federal reforms. And Romney hasn't been running from Mass. health care. In the primary season over and over people tried to get him to denounce his mandate and he would not. I remember once Newt especially cornered him on it.

The mandate is very popular in Massachusetts even though it has raised the cost of insurance significantly. I think that the majority of the state is Democratic minded and people obey the mandate law, even embrace it.

You live in CA, I think they would quickly follow suit with a similar idea. More conservative states would tailor it to their needs. Even Romney said he would keep the more popular parts of Obamacare, like kids on their insurance until they are 26 etc.

And for those of you who say it wouldn't work on a state level, it has worked in Massachusetts, but it has increased insurance and health care costs. If that is what the state wants, so be it. They can cut back on teacher pay on other government spending and people in that state will be happy. Less waste at a state vs federal level also.

one old man
Ogden, UT

When we have people who are so out of touch with reality that they continue to post nonsense like: "Under Obamacare, seniors would face death panels to decide if they get the care they need and the poorest and middle class people will pick up most of this new tax" we know how urgent it will be to make certain Romney is soundly defeated in November.

The Politics of Listening
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Romney says Supreme Court ruling brings new urgency to election because Pelosi sees Roberts helping uphold U.S. healthcare law. As a Democratic senator from Illinois in 2005, Obama opposed Republican President George W. Bush's nomination of Roberts to the Supreme Court. The court's four Democratic-appointed liberals, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, are widely expected to vote to uphold the healthcare law. Pelosi voiced confidence that the healthcare law she helped draft will meet any constitutional test. "It is ironclad. We didn't do this off the back of our hand," she said. "We believe in judicial review in everything that we do. I wrote a bill that would withstand any question of its conditionality." In 2010, the same year the president got his healthcare law through Congress, Obama ripped into the Roberts court for a ruling that allowed corporations to spend unlimited money in elections. This week the court again drew the wrath of the White House as well as Pelosi and other Democrats in Congress by reaffirming its 2010 decision by rejecting Montana's century-old ban on businesses engaging in political spending.


Romney completely discredited.

deep in thought
Salt Lake, UT

@ One old man

I admit death panels is a stretch, but have you seen Obama's attack ads lately? They attack Romney for closing steel plants that he left long before they were ever closed. Attack ads aren't always 100% accurate, my point was that there is a lot of fodder for attack ads, which will help Romney.

But the tax part is absolutely true, the majority of people with no health insurance now are the poor to middle class who can't afford it. They will be required to purchase it. Small companies who can't afford to buy insurance for their employees will have to purchase it. Insurance rates will go up if it is anything like Romneycare meaning every working class American will have more expensive insurance.

I know Obamacare is something "new" and "shiny" but do we really want to implement something that Congress doesn't even know what is written in the law. Nancy Pelosi famously said, "We need to hurry and pass it so we can figure out what is in it."

Not very responsible whether you are Republican, Democrat, or alien.

Othello, WA

What part of a state controlled, top-down healthcare system, forcing you to buy health insurance, isn't fascism?

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

yomama is out in 6 months. libs get over it, the socialist agenda is being given the boot.

Mcallen, TX

Reasons why Americans lack insight:

* at a young age, were forced out of the home to be raised and indoctrinated by government schools. Self thought has been discouraged, and replaced by team cooperation. We are destroying the planet, etc.
* led to believe, lustful attractiveness in the most important thing in life.
* everyone is entitled to have things without effort.
* people who disagree with you are bigots. People don't deserve success.

Guess I'm out of touch.

South Jordan, UT

My company sent out an email yesterday stating that because of the ruling that they are now thinking of dropping our health coverage. We will be forced onto the government exchanges. Please someone explain to me how my situation has now improved? When I told the news to my wife she started crying. I work with 1500 people. They all lost their health insurance yesterday.

Gray, TN

There will be RATIONED health care if ObamaCare goes forward -- just do the math, how difficult is it to see a doctor today. Now add 20,000,000 more people to the system, who will utilize their "free" insurance, since gov't (actually you and I) will subsidize those that can't afford to really buy insurance, as often as they wish, even for common colds, which they would have treated with over-the-counter "symptom relievers" instead of visiting a doctor.
I'm not saying that poorer people shouldn't have access to health care, far from it, States have programs for them already, but when something is "free" (just go to an all you can eat buffet and watch how much food is taken to the table and then wasted and thrown away because their eyes were bigger than their stomach) people won't be frugal with their resources.
We'll need more doctors, who will make less money due to gov't MANDATING how much doctors can charge for services which will de-incentivize good students to enter the medical field so you will get more mediocre doctors having to work more cases - so ration services.

HS Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

Be afraid, be very afraid. That's the Neo-nuts platform this year. Just last year it was gays in the miltary would be the end of our armed forces. How's that prophecy working out for them?
I agree the health care ruling is going to have a major impact on the election. The Dem's are going to be putting it front and center as how they continue to lead (same as the gay's in the military) on the major issues and get things done. Republicans strategy the past 3 years is to obstruct and be anarchist and how has that helped their agenda? In the swing states Obama has a significant lead and it appears to be solidifying and growing. The neo-nuts are in trouble and continue to have nothing to offer but snake skin oil and the bogey man.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

If Romney is not elected. Then it's time for the union to be dissolved. All of the democrats and their supporters will take part of the country. The rest of us will take the other part. They can run all of the deficits and tax themselves to their hearts content and build their "utopian society".

The rest of us will be productive and live our lives without the government raping us of our earnings and forcing us to adhere to their beliefs and be slaves to those who won't do for themselves. The American dream is to first be allowed to be born with being aborted. 2. Live in liberty free of other dictating everything you can do. Pursuit of happiness, being successful without fear of your wealth and property being taken away.

They worry about a theocracy...I can't see what obama envisions as being any better...their attack on religion with all of their other policies make it very clear, that the country is divided and it's time to go our seperate ways. Their bipartisian nonsense is exactly that. Negotiations have failed. Time to move on.

Roosevelt, UT

Mitt says the court "did not get the job done" I can hardly wait for the man to be elected. Whenever he disagrees with "law" he will ride in and fix it for the country.

Mitt agrees it would take 80 billion to repeal the law but what is money to a rich guy anyway?

Is everyone so afraid of sharing their income with the less fortunate?

We do not want to help those less fortunate. If some of our taxes are paid for their health care so be it. Ask me and it is better there than buying tents and weapons so we can fight an oil war in Iraq.

I have been a GOP all my life but Mitt (who will say anything to please who he is with) makes me weak at the knees when I think of him as president. Now he has admitted his economic plan will increase the deficit (not by millions or billions but trillions) and I say change the dang plan, you have changed every other opinion you ever had.

We already have a president who is not bothered by the high cost of things, we don't need another.

Whos Life RU Living?
Ogden, UT

A few years ago when it was apparent that Romney would be the most reasonable Republican nominee, I was thinking that this election was going to be a win-win situation until Romney began to pander to the extreme right wing.

What is different between Romneycare and Obamacare? Federal level vs. State? What does it matter? Are we all not human beings that need reasonable healthcare?

I feel bad for Romney because he sold one of his greatest accomplishments as governor to become the Republican puppet.

Since Obamacare is the mirror image of Romneycare, many of the posters on here need to research the success of Romneycare and then come back and post.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

This is Romneycare. It's his plan he implemented in Mass.

non believer

To Deep in Thought
"Under Obamacare, seniors would face death panels to decide if they get the care they need and the poorest and middle class people will pick up most of this new tax"
This has been proven false over and over again. End of Life couseling helps those who are terminal put their affairs in order. This happens now but is usually not covered under most plans. These are Fear Mongering tactics used so well by Sarah Palin and Michelle Bauchman! Please stick to facts that you can back up!

Mesa, Az

Why do we even bother with elected officials, who are supposed to represent the voice of the people, when 9 unelected officials can overturn the voice of the people.

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