Who knew, TOMMY! likes ObamaCare?

In principle, anyway, our dear former governor and tax-imposer  TOMMY! Thompson said that he digs it. The former Bush secretary is quoted saying that very thing in the Miami Herald:

Seeking to deradicalize the idea during a symposium in Orlando in September 2008, Thompson said, “Just like people are required to have car insurance, they could be required to have health insurance.”

The article also points out that the mandated insurance is “a Republican idea,” much like the one former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney got passed in the state.

(Confused yet? I think they want it that way.)


While I for one really wanted insurance companies to be able to indefinitely continue raising rates and denying life-saving services—your sarcastic-bullshit detectors should be flashing now—the health insurance reforms passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama forbid that. I’d love to see TOMMY! try and back away from his previous statement about it. Heck, I wonder what lobbying he did to help the insurance industry get a fatter check from the bill? He’s good for that sort of thing nowadays, benefiting industry at the expense of the people.
Also: Zach W. makes it clear that TOMMY! was for it before he was against it. Even if it was worth spending billions of dollars to set it up universal care for Iraq. I kid you not: “Universal care is right for Iraq, Thompson says” was a headline in the Seattle Times. See it for yourself!
And yet, we can’t have it here…

Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.

2 thoughts on “Who knew, TOMMY! likes ObamaCare?”

  1. Politics is a funny sport. If Tommy decides not to run I assume he’ll eventually disclose that he supports the health care reforms, but that position is simply incompatible with GOP primary voters. In fact, even if Thompson does run for Senate and keeps the anti-reform position, Wall and co. will still try to hammer him for his past statements in support of reform.

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