Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is already backing off his support for an individual insurance mandate.
NBC’s David Gregory pointed out Sunday that in 1993, Gingrich had supported individuals being required to buy health insurance.
“You agree with Mitt Romney on this point?” Gregory asked Gingrich.
“Well, I agree that all of us have a responsibility to pay — help pay for health care,” Gingrich said. ” I’ve said consistently we ought to have some requirement that you either have health insurance or you post a bond…”
“But that is the individual mandate, is it not?” Gregory wondered.
“It’s a variation on it,” Gingrich admitted.
But after pressure from conservatives, the former House speaker released a video clarifying that he was against the individual mandate legislated in President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
“I am completely opposed to the Obamacare mandate on individuals… I am for the repeal of Obamacare and I am against any effort to impose a federal mandate on anyone because it was fundamentally wrong and I believe unconstitutional,” he said.
Watch this video, uploaded to YouTube May 16, 2011.
‘Pretty brutal day on Wall St’: CNN explains impact of Trump’s trade wars and Twitter tirades
On Friday, President Donald Trump went on a Twitter tirade against China.
....better off without them. The vast amounts of money made and stolen by China from the United States, year after year, for decades, will and must STOP. Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019
Google tells workers to avoid arguing politics in house
Google on Friday told employees to focus on work instead of heated debates about politics with colleagues at the internet company, which has long been known for encouraging people to speak their minds.
Updated workplace guidelines for "Googlers" called on them to be responsible, helpful, and thoughtful during exchanges on internal message boards or other conversation forums.
"While sharing information and ideas with colleagues helps build community, disrupting the workday to have a raging debate over politics or the latest news story does not," the updated guidelines stated.
"Our primary responsibility is to do the work we?ve each been hired to do, not to spend working time on debates about non-work topics."
Trump administration urges US Supreme Court to declare firing a worker for being gay is legal
The Trump administration has just urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that firing an employee simply because they are gay is perfectly legal. The request comes in the form of a 34-page amicus brief, which was not required, but voluntary.
The brief, signed by Trump Solicitor General Noel Francisco, tells the Court it is the opinion of the administration’s Dept. of Justice that a “plain text” reading of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 do9es not protect gay people in the workplace from discrimination, including firing for being gay, as The Washington Blade, which was first to report, notes.