Sen. McCaskill’s desperate, election-cycle makeover continues. This time the issue is Obamacare, which McCaskill not only supported, but also traveled the state promoting at townhall meetings.
McCaskill now says that she is looking at alternatives to the individual mandate, which is a central tenet of the law. But when McCaskill had the opportunity to remove the mandate during Senate negotiations in 2010, she refused. Instead, she voted to keep the mandate in the bill by killing a Republican amendment (H.R. 4872, CQ Vote #101: Motion agreed to 58-40: R 0-40; D 56-0; I 2-0, 3/25/10, McCaskill Voted Yea).
Please consider the following quote from Lloyd Smith, Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party: “Claire McCaskill voted to keep the unconstitutional individual mandate in the health care bill, she cast the deciding vote in favor of Obamacare, and then she traveled the state in support of the law. McCaskill had plenty of opportunities to seek alternatives to the individual mandate, but instead, she sided with Barack Obama every chance she got and forced costly, burdensome, and unconstitutional regulations on every single Missourian. McCaskill’s sudden election-cycle repentance is too little, too late.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Missouri GOP criticizes McCaskill "makeover" on health care
The Missouri GOP is skeptical of Sen. Claire McCaskill's public stance on the federal health care law, to say the least. From a news release: