I have lunch w/ some hard, hard, HARD core libertarian coworkers/friends today. I disagree with them on what and how much the government should have in our lives, but I respect their opinions. This is why though I disagree with them, I respect folks like Ron Paul or Gary Johnson. Now, Mitt Romney, on the other hand, just makes stuff up.
He will a) Cut Taxes for everyone, b) NOT TOUCH Medicare and Medicaid even though that's what his running mate is (in)famous for. c) Increase Defense Spending while at the same time, d) not increase the deficit. by e) Closing a few unspecified tax deductions.
Uh, hmm. Interesting.
Oh and regarding Obamacare, under Romney's plan, pre-existing conditions WILL be covered and children WILL be allowed to stay on their parents' plan well into adulthood... Who's going to pay for this? One of the reasons that the Affordable Care Act includes the controversial insurance mandate provision, is to make it economically feasible for the insurance companies to add potentially millions of sick folks (pre-existing condition, y'all) to the rolls by making it mandatory for otherwise healthy folks to buy coverage as well. I suppose Romney thinks that under his administration, the insurance companies will pick up the tab out of the goodness of their own heart???
Now, I can respect someone like Ron Paul saying that the government should GET OUT of the healthcare business. I disagree with it, but I RESPECT it. Romney, he's just plain flippin', floppin', and making stuff up.