Politics & Policy

Palin Bashes Romneycare’s Mandate

While in Massachusetts today, Sarah Palin criticized Mitt Romney’s health-care program.

“In my opinion, any mandate coming from government is not a good thing,” Palin said, according to NBC News. She added that “there will be more the explanation coming from former governor, Romney, on his support for government mandates.”

Palin also slammed Romney’s argument that a state government’s mandate is very different from a mandate by the federal government.

“Even on a state level and even a local level, mandates coming from a governing body, it’s tough for a lot of us independent Americans to accept, because we have great faith in the private sectors and our own families … and our own businessmen and women making decisions for ourselves. Not any level of government telling us what to do,” Palin said.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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