Romney's Transition Leader Favors Implementing Obamacare
One of the few Republicans in the country who's been tirelessly pushing for the implementation of Obamacare at the state level has been tapped to head Mitt Romney's transition team, should he become president.
Former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, and his consulting group Leavitt Partners, are the primary advocates within Republican circles for implementation of Obamacare's exchanges. It just so happens that his consultancy is one of the major beneficiaries of the taxpayer funded gold mine of hundreds of millions of dollars in exchange implementation grants. But that's a coincidence, of course. >>>
What's most concerning about all of this is not that Romney selected one of the few Republicans in the country who backs implementation of Obamacare's exchanges. It's what the selection of Leavitt means as an indication of how Romney would potentially "fix" Obamacare if repeal proves impossible. According to Politico, "already, plugged-in Republicans from Washington to Salt Lake City are buzzing that Leavitt could make his own transition next January into the job of White House chief of staff or as a Valerie Jarrett-like personal counselor to a President Romney."
Should the Supreme Court strike down only a portion of Obamacare, it seems clear Leavitt would be a major voice in deciding how to replace it. And he is convinced that "exchanges are part of the future, no matter what."
So this guy and his consulting agency (Leavitt Partners) has been tirelessly pushing for 0bamacare at the state level. This is a person who will have enormous input/influence over who might be appointed to head Presidential personnel (personnel is policy) and who might be the policy advisors on various committees.
This is Romneys FIRST MAJOR CHOICE to head a major transition team. One of the most liberal republicans there is. And then theres Glen Hubbard who is Romneys economic advisor. Who if you listen closely sounds very much like the left on economic policy.
WHERE are the conservative advisors? There must be some ... where are they? WHO are they? What is the Romney health care plan for America? Why is this a secret? Where is the Romney's plan on social security... and medicare? And what is the Romney plan for pro growth tax policy? The 59 point plan has been 'evolving' somewhat. Perhaps this needs to be re-visited and clarified.
Keep your powder dry folks. This is a clear signal where Romney is headed when he becomes President. Kicking 0bama out is just the first step ...We've got to vote out the RINOs that surround Romney w/solid conservatives in the House and the Senate if we're to have any chance of stopping this train from heading off the cliff. Starting with getting rid of John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and Eric Cantor and their ilk.
The left never stops - in either party. This is why we cannot compromise. They must be defeated.