Is There A Difference Between Hillary and Romney?
Of course there is. I'm not going to go Ann Coulter on you. But on one issue
, there doesn't seem to be a Grand Canyon between them:
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton inched closer Sunday to explaining how she would enforce her proposal that everyone have health insurance, but declined to specify — as she has throughout the campaign — how she would penalize those who refuse.
Mrs. Clinton, who did not answer Senator Barack Obama’s question on the topic in a debate last Thursday, was pressed repeatedly to do so Sunday by George Stephanopoulos on the ABC program “This Week.” When Mr. Stephanopoulos asked a third time whether she would garnish people’s wages, Mrs. Clinton responded, “George, we will have an enforcement mechanism, whether it’s that or it’s some other mechanism through the tax system or automatic enrollments.”
As I pointed out a month ago
, Mitt Romney's health care initiative also fines those who don't purchase health insurance. Hilariously, he claims this is a market-based solution.