I Am Very Upset With Ron PaulSubmitted by zooamerica on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 22:59
I am upset because he took his eyes off of the Obamacare ball during the campaign.
All the other candidates gave their lip service to Obamacare, but none of them made the healthcare insurance mandate their primary focus.
Neither did Ron Paul. He had a lot of opportunities to talk about the devastating consequences to America's economy from Obamacare, but he never really went after the issue.
It wasn't his main message. He never hammered home the simple points. Sure, he said it was bad and wasn't for it, but he never raised hell over the mandate like he should have.
WHY didn't he make his central campaign focus all about Obamacare?
WHY didn't he go after the thick red meat, and talk about the healthcare mandate and how it is really an ECONOMIC issue - NOT a health issue?
Ron Paul's strong suit is economics...and Obamacare will have an absolutely HUGE influence on the way America's economy functions.
So why didn't Ron state the obvious, and repeat those points over and over again, with every opportunity he had? Why didn't he marry his economic plan with the consequences of Obamacare?
Ron Paul gave many great speeches over the duration of the campaign to huge crowds, thousands of people....and now I'm even more upset because I can NOT recall a single moment in which Ron Paul seriously attacked the Obamacare health insurance mandate in those speeches.
The 2012 election was supposed to be all about the economy, and Obamacare gave Ron Paul the PERFECT opportunity to talk economics and how the healthcare mandate is 100% incompatible with economics 101. He never really did that.
Businesses are already firing employees just to get ahead of the healthcare mandate curve ball we've all been thrown.
The healthcare mandate is quite simple...if you own a business and employ more than 50 people, you will be forced to pay for every employee's healthcare costs. Business owners do the math, and make logical decisions to fire employees in order to stay in business.
McDonald's, Jack In The Box, and numerous other corporations are EXEMPT from the new healthcare law. They do NOT have to pay for their employees health insurance.
Yes, that is called a, "double standard." But there was not a single mention of this double standard by ANY candidate.
There exists a DOUBLE STANDARD in the new healthcare law, which gives big corporations like Taco Bell and McDonald's an uneven, unfair playing field to compete against small family owned businesses that will be required to pay for their employees health insurance while their competitors get a free pass.
Simple points, never repeated...as they should have been, over and over again.
Why? These are basic, simple things that American people can relate with, and find easy to understand.
I remember before the Iowa caucus how I thought Obamacare would be the number one issue during the 2012 campaign.
Boy was I wrong. The MANDATE which forces people and businesses to purchase a crappy, expensive insurance product barely registered on the political radar maps, even though the ECONOMY was the biggest issue according to voters!
Ron Paul FAILED to link the economy with Obamacare.
Obamacare is directly related to the future health of the American economy, and Ron Paul did not stress that point enough.
If anyone can link a recent youtube video of Ron Paul tearing Obamacare a new one, please respond.
This was Ron Paul's chance to talk about Obamacare and how it relates to the American economy in front of millions of people:
Very upset. It's the one issue that could have won Ron Paul the nomination, and the election.