Vilsack Finally Answers an ObamaCare Question; Wouldn't Vote for Repeal; More Questions Unanswered
In a stunning turn of events, Christie Vilsack either forgot her strategy of ducking questions or was worn down by the public’s demand for answers and told the Ames Tribune she would vote against the ObamaCare mandate, but would not vote to fully repeal the law. Now on the record on one of the key issues, she still has avoided taking a position on many others.
Unfortunately for Christie Vilsack, the mandate is not a separate law, was never a separate bill to vote on and with a vote to repeal ObamaCare, its massive mandate tax hikes and job-killing effects looming in the House of Representatives the King for Congress campaign is calling on Christie Vilsack to tell voters why she wouldn't vote for ObamaCare’s repeal on July 11th.
“Christie Vilsack’s opposition to repealing ObamaCare means she supports killing 800,000 jobs, raising Americans’ taxes and putting Americans’ health care in jeopardy,” said King for Congress Campaign Manager Jake Ketzner. “The mandate was never a separate vote and Christie Vilsack knows that.”
Congressman King will vote for the 100% repeal of ObamaCare on July 11th.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Doug Elmendorf estimated ObamaCare will cost America 800,000 jobs.
ObamaCare will raise taxes on Americans.
ObamaCare will cut Medicare by $532 billion.
As a result of ObamaCare, Americans will face a threat of losing health insurance coverage from their employers.
Christie Vilsack supported government-run healthcare and a mandate in 2007
The Iowa City Press Citizen reported on September 21, 2007 that “Clinton’s ‘American Health Choices Plan’ for universal health care coverage includes an ‘individual mandate,’ which requires everyone to have health insurance.” Christie Vilsack was stumping for Hillary’s plan and the mandate on that day in Iowa City. (Lee Hermiston, “Making the rounds,” Iowa City Press-Citizen, Sept. 21, 2007)
Christie Vilsack ducks questions on ObamaCare
From Iowa Public Television’s “Iowa Press”
The Des Moines Register’s Kathie Obradovich: “If the Supreme Court does happen to uphold the law, do you think that is the end of the story? Or are there things that you would seek to change in that health care law?”
Christie Vilsack: “Well, I think it's always better to have a bill than no bill and we have a bill and we don't know what's going to happen in the next few weeks. But there are a lot of great things in that bill and there are things we need to change, obviously.”
Obradovich: “Like what?”
Vilsack: “But the good things -- I think we need to focus on what we would want to keep regardless of what happens…”
Obradovich: “I'll ask you one more time -- is there anything in particular that you would change? Anything you have in mind that you would want to change no matter what happens with the Supreme Court?”
Vilsack: “Well, I think there are probably a lot of small things.”
Obradovich: “But no one big –“
Radio Iowa’s O. Kay Henderson: So you support the mandate?
Vilsack: “No, I think there are a lot of -- I think there are a lot of different ways that we can go about this creatively…”
Obradovich: “Are you saying you don't support the mandate then?”
Vilsack: “I think that we're going to see a lot of different ways that we can make sure that everybody has access. So, it might be the mandate, it might not be the mandate.”
Henderson: “We're journalists, though, we like black and white. Are you for the mandate or are you against it?”
Vilsack: “I don't -- I'm not for it or against it.”