Does Romney Favor Big Government?
Author Ann Coulter discusses whether Mitt Romney is a free-market candidate.
- Duration 7:34
- Date Oct 26, 2012
Author Ann Coulter discusses whether Mitt Romney is a free-market candidate.
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Several years ago I heard Mitt Romney speak with the.
Instituted I was real -- he understands markets free markets he cares about limiting government.
Finally a politician who understands the -- which regulation kills opportunity.
But down the official campaign began what I've heard since is pandering.
He wants to -- -- trade war with China he wants to enlarge the military he sounds like a big government -- For the author of the new book mugged and culture is here and saying I'm wrong about that the opinion I'm wrong he's he's -- in these big government things.
You get what you call pandering is called getting elected.
And you now.
The golden boy -- libertarians.
Rand Paul nearly blew up his campaign when he gave the libertarian answer on the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
And suddenly he was pandering on that -- John.
Stossel are let let's play some clips Romney says he'll repeal obamacare yet be but he wants to keep the -- -- parts.
Number one preexisting conditions are covered under my plan.
Well that's pop Peter nobody likes the idea that if you're pre existing condition it's not covered.
But that's not insurance that's -- -- I -- this is what our entire segment should be on I am completely blowing off your obsession with drug legalization here.
With health -- I mean if we do not repeal obamacare in the next few years America takes repeal -- that -- -- expensive parts grip on the also wanna takes over the for his stance -- -- -- -- thousand years of darkness this is why you have to vote for I don't care if it's Mickey -- And and or big -- But but Romney is far more free market than any recent Republican candidate including George Bush what what.
Romney is talking about here is the free market and is -- say preexisting conditions popular like big number that's not the market if everybody -- the cover preexisting.
-- initially when you know -- said every minute have to come read the answer is the free market in its popular we will be provided on the free market.
I that you under our insurance products we can't even think of including buying insurance for your unborn children you don't know what they're picking -- existing conditions are the fact couldn't talk about preexisting conditions.
She knows that well there's a market for that.
I think the free market won't respond to that instead we don't know about the problem with health care and the reason Romney care was a libertarian solution.
For a governor to provide because the governor can't repeal -- the federal government stopped.
Is it is is that right now you already have government intervention government pays for nearly 50% of all health -- -- American it is already 50% socialist.
Romney is gonna roll back apply free market magic.
And everything you want convert is going to be covered instead right now you can't buy insurance.
It wasn't also covers and marital counseling -- all true all that -- -- legs and become a free market would you just give you all kinds of choices -- he's saying we're gonna force every.
Cover preexisting and should we covered the free market -- -- it.
-- -- say okay it's okay another big government Republican topic increased spending in the military.
We're going broke we spend more than all the other countries combined her as much how can we -- -- -- honor little for one thing.
Honor -- what I do trust Romney to Cox a lot of government more than Ronald Reagan -- and this is a free market guy he saved companies from going into bankruptcies in the Olympics -- going to bankruptcy in Massachusetts the Soviet Union.
She he balanced the budget and cut taxes.
You need someone will go -- the budget line by line and and look at the things that can be cut she says he's gonna -- things really sustain military spending by two trillion you know with a booming economy we're gonna now on her Romney.
We will have so much money we won't know where to spend it.
-- the military is.
At the -- could just a -- may hint but let's look at.
I'm not gonna cut education funding.
I don't have any plan to cut education funding.
Education is supposed to real local responsibility of the federal government spending a hundred billion dollars wasting it intruding he can't even cut that.
This is unfair you know I admitted to you and me in -- mean -- but this was the one even I shouldn't have stepped up with -- up.
But I'm just say Romney is -- in his defense on education news -- over and over again that we.
For example with -- money for disabled kids or on kids with special needs he's and we want to send that money to the parents want them pick the school he's talking about vouchers there.
He said we -- some money back -- to the local government and the state government now unfortunately I know why not just not send to Washington the first place I know why no John.
What he -- felt like -- had.
I think we're in the process of of sending -- back to the states which is where Symbian in the first place.
Another answer that made my eyes roll was when President Obama bragged he fought for the Lilly Ledbetter act which allows women -- -- sue companies.
For alleged wage discrimination.
Mitt Romney seemed to agree that women need special treatment.
-- -- We took a concerted effort to go -- -- find the women who have backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet.
I went to a number of women's groups and said can you help us find folks I brought -- whole binders full of women.
Aren't the binders thing has been discussed but -- -- give a free market answer and say.
Really women are discriminated against women are paid less is women make different choices and -- a free market somebody didn't discriminate they'd lose out.
Think -- is why hire who know him -- I'm USA I would cheer in it would not happen especially when liberals were so stupid to find something humorous and and office product binders of women.
I mean this is the way it's supposed to work you do want to break things like the old boys network and people are just.
But career politicians this is the way affirmative action.
If that's what you want to all you women need affirmative action women are dominating colleges you dominate much of -- -- -- -- now the glass ceiling is gone.
Yes not only about -- we nag you to death live longer and take all your Social Security but.
For the -- Romney did was he got more qualified women Biden bite expect expanding the search that is the way it should work expand the search to get the best people.
One last complain about that your candidate for now anyway.
One day one I will label China a currency manipulator.
Maybe raise -- he wants to sort of trade war he wants people have to pay more.
I thinking you are having a knee jerk reaction to word tariffs this is a major problem with China and probably want to give -- stuff Tony -- and an -- that's not the issue John stock -- -- -- -- is the intellectual theft and he has said that over and over in -- -- in the debates and every libertarian right now.
On is very concerned about intellectuals intellectuals that's why China in person I agreed that he's talking about criminal in manipulation -- embarrassing manipulation but that just means that.
Chinese people suffer in order that weakened by cheaper teach content we win if we continue for five more seconds on currency manipulation I'm going to read and -- a note analysts.
All right but please stick around our audience is eager to respond to some of what you send them I'll show a campaign ad that really makes sense to me.