Tuesday, June 12, 2012

GOP Favoring Mandates?

Merrill Matthews at Forbes notes, "Some Republicans Embrace ObamaCare Mandates":
Several Republicans reportedly want to retain certain provisions in ObamaCare, not because those provisions are good policy, but because they’re popular. But if Republicans adopt the popularity standard, they will have to impose coercive government mandates that will drive up the cost of health insurance — just as they accuse President Obama and the Democrats of doing...
Matthews goes on to describe the bad consequences in greater detail.

Bad ideas are bad, regardless of which party supports them.

If GOP legislators adopt the same policies as the liberal opponents, they should not be surprised if limited government advocates view both parties as just variations on the same evil.