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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 7 2013 4:40 p.m. MDT

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sandy, ut

Obamacare is a trainwreck already and it punishes the married middle class and rewards the unmarried middle class. It is an extra strain on every budget except of course the rich and the poor (as usual). $600 a month to pay for health care for a 3 member family is ludacris.

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

Proves what many of us have known all along...

Mike Lee is not only out of touch with America in general,
he's not even on the same page with the even smaller 36% of the population's Republican Party.

If Republicans can't agree amongst themselves...
Then why on earth should the remaining 64% of us agree and vote for any of them either?

Woods Cross, UT

Romney? Lee? Romney? Lee? hmmmmm Who ya gonna trust?

Salt Lake City, UT

"our party would suffer in the elections"
Party before Country. That's the problem.

the truth
Holladay, UT

It's NOT Mike Lee who is out touch,

but the GOP establishment and washington DC who is out of touch with the American people.

Ogden, UT

@BYR 5:08 p.m. Aug. 7, 2013

Romney? Lee? Romney? Lee? hmmmmm Who ya gonna trust?


That's easy. Neither of them. I wouldn't trust either of them as far as I could throw them.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

Now that he's not running for anything Romney is beginning to make sense again. Now see if you can get the House to do something other than voting to repeal Obamacare 41 times.

No One Of Consequence
West Jordan, UT

"It's not clear how Lee will benefit from his push to defund Obamacare, Burbank said."

Maybe Lee isn't doing this for his own benefit, maybe he's doing it because it is the right thing to do. I realize that is a foreign concept to politicians and their followers, to whom this is all a game. For those of who who stand to lose the most if Obamacare stands, this is real life.

He follows through on this and he has my vote again!

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Most Americans don't want Obamacare.
Most certainly most Utahns don't want Obamacare.
So why is it so troubling to Romney and the pundits that Lee is trying to DO something about it?
I didn't hear Mitt give any suggestions about other ways to stop the train wreck.
If allowed to be implemented it will become another Medicaid (or Medicare or prescription drug plan or Social Security). It will cost too much, be unsustainable and not achieve the intended result.
We don't need another Federal Oops! program.

Salt Lake City, UT

Romney needs to run against Mike Lee. He might win that one!

Salt Lake City, UT

To Bramabull: I am sorry to tell you but you are out of touch my friend. Go try and purchase a private plan for a family, the cost for a VERY HIGH DEDUCTIBLE plan will be more like $900.00 a month. $600.00 a month is a bargain given the coverage it provides. That is one of the reasons why Obamacare makes sense because for a lot of people it will make insurance more affordable!. As for Senator Lee's position on this - it is nonsense in the highest degree. He is another man who believes that fundamental healthcare for Americans is a priviledge for elected officials, those with good jobs and the wealthy. There are many working poor and even those with good jobs whose employers don't provide decent insurance. Those folks and others may be suffering immensely or even dying before they seek healthcare due to the ridiculous fees the doctors and hospitals charge. Heaven help us if we don't see some serious healthcare reform in this country. Obamacare is a step in the right direction. Senator Lee, you are an embarrassment to the values that you profess to believe.

Idaho Falls, ID

In 1960, Healthcare was less than 5% of GDP. Before Obamacare healthcare was 17% of GDP. We have a problem. Medical Insurance IS socialize medicine as it separates the consumer from the provider. Left to its own Health Insurance will consume everything. Who originated Obamacare? A CONSERVATIVE think tank that was endorsed by the Republicans in the 1990s. Obamacare should be called RepublicanCare. Who else would mandate that everyone participate in Health Insurance that continues to offer Executives Millions of dollars in bonuses. And what is Lee's solution? NOTHING except whining about defunding the Government. Where is Bob Bennett?

salt lake city, UT

Remember Bob Bennett? It's issues and times like these that we need a statesman not an ideologue. I just hope we voters remember times like this when it is time to vote for new senator that can truly represent Utah and the US.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

"...Utah Sen. Mike Lee dismisses Mitt Romney...".

A BIG endorsement for the political future of Mitt Romney.

Luke Nelson
West Valley City, UT

The cause is just, but the methodology is foolish.

St.George, Utah

....and farther down, down the road to oblivion go the Republican Tea Partiers.
Not too long from now, they will be completely out of sight.

Clearfield, UT

The ACA was recently the topic of discussion at work. Everyone present was opposed to the ACA. However everyone present admitted there are parts of the ACA they agreed with and supported. A closed friend has cancer. Five thousand a month for a single shot. $300.00 a month out of his own pocket. Imagine if he lost his employment and health care. Without the ACA my friend would be uninsurable and given a death sentence. Come on Republicans. If you detest the ACA so much come up with a better alternative.

The Judge
Kaysville, UT

Yeah, I remember Bob Bennett...the guy who, in conjunction with his big government buddy Orrin gave us a trillion dollar deficit, TARP, no budget, no principles...

Bob Bennett lost because those who've become involved in Utah politics decided we wanted a conservative representing us, not a big government guy. Wake up, people. Guys like Mitt Romney, John McCain and other establishment republicans lose elections because they don't stand for anything. They try to out-liberal the liberals.


Note to Mitt Romney: when you get beaten in a presidential election as badly as you did, it's time to keep quiet and let the serious leaders take over.


Obamacare does NOTHING meaningful to reduce the cost of health care but adds plenty of job-destroying, economic growth-impairing regulatory burden to American businesses. It is completely unconstitutional, forcing millions of Americans to purchase a service that they don't want, don't need and can't afford against their will. It greatly expands power & influence of government in the private personal lives of American citizens and gives an already abusive IRS even more power to harass and intimidate honest, hard-working, law-abiding citizens that refuse to embrace Obama's socialist dogma. And it cuts pay of doctors over time, ensuring that eventually we will face a crisis of lack of access to medical CARE—not just insurance—in the United States the same way that Canada, the UK, and elsewhere that try government-run health care schemes do. It is a total monstrosity and the ones who are truly misinformed and out of touch are Romney and his RINO/Democrat supporters, who gobble up everything the government feeds them through the media, not patriots like Mike Lee.

And the fact that Republicans came up with it only proves how corrupt the GOP has become.

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