Thursday, June 28, 2012

David Firestone was unimpressed

Here are some excerpts from David Firestone's peppery analysis of the Mittster today.

"Mitt Romney looked a little shaken when he faced the cameras this morning to comment on the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act...

To start off by saying the court only found the law constitutional, and didn’t proclaim it a good law, was almost laughable...

Much of what he [Romney] said, and what he has said all along, is factually untrue. 
-The law doesn’t add “trillions to our deficits and to our national debt.” It actually lowers the deficit, as the Congressional Budget Office has repeatedly noted. 
-There is no evidence that it is keeping businesses from hiring. 
-It won’t force 20 million Americans to lose their insurance – not just a made-up number but also a made-up concept. 
-People who have insurance now will be able to keep it, as the president said today.

What it will do, and what Mr. Romney never mentions, is provide coverage for nearly 30 million Americans who lack it...

Mr. Romney was certainly correct in saying that “this is a time of choice for the American people,” but apparently he does not want it to be an informed choice."