The PJ Tatler

Romney Doesn't Hit at Specifics of Mandate Ruling in Reaction

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney quickly vowed this morning that “what the court did not do on its last day in session, I will do on my first day if elected president” by repealing ObamaCare.

“Obamacare raises taxes on the American people by approximately $500 billion. Obamacare cuts Medicare — cuts Medicare by approximately $500 billion. And even with those cuts and tax increases, Obamacare adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt, and pushes those obligations on to coming generations,” Romney said.

He did not, however, specifically mention the Supreme Court’s ruling that the individual mandate is a tax instead of falling under the commerce clause.

“This is a time of choice for the American people. Our mission is clear: If we want to get rid of Obamacare, we’re going to have replace President Obama,” Romney said. “My mission is to make sure we do exactly that: that we return to the American people the privilege they’ve always had to live their lives in the way they feel most appropriate, where we don’t pass on to coming generations massive deficits and debt, where we don’t have a setting where jobs are lost.”

Romney’s statement mainly outlined what he do to replace ObamaCare, but didn’t go in depth into the ruling other than to say “I disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision and I agree with the dissent.”