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July 12th, 2012
10:32 AM ET

Romney gets booed during NAACP speech

Mitt Romney was booed at an NAACP event for vowing to repeal the president's signature health care law.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Health Care • Jim Acosta • Mitt Romney • NAACP • Texas
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  1. reddog9500

    From Reuters:

    "Under the health-care law, businesses will have to:

    Offer a minimum level of health insurance to their employees after a 90-day waiting period, starting in 2014. This only applies to businesses with at least 50 employees who work "full-time," meaning at least 30 hours a week, according to Convenience Store News, which covers the retail industry. The health plans offered must comply with existing reforms, including coverage of dependents up to age 26.

    If a business chooses not to offer employee health plans, the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate stipulates a $2,000 per-employee penalty beyond the first 30 employees. That may actually be cheaper than offering health coverage, CSN notes."

    Of course the Chamber of Commerce is against it. They would like to see business not being forced to pay their employees a minimum wage too. They represent business interests, not workers.

    July 26, 2012 at 8:43 am |
  2. sharon

    I dont know why Willard M. Romney showed up at the convention, talking that Obamacare crap. When you are rich, you dont need healthcare, you have money to pay for doctors. Mr. silverspoon came and I heard he flew some black folks in, so he could get some claps ... what a jerk! And this is what people want in the White House... you go figure. I couldnt stand Newt or Santorum, but they were right about Mitt. He created Romneycare and they turned it into Obamacare and now it is something awful.... give me a break.

    July 13, 2012 at 10:26 pm |
  3. PHIL,georgia

    Joe Biden is looking a lot more Presidential.....Great speach and a blue print for where republicans would abandon America and democrats would make it stronger

    July 12, 2012 at 11:31 am |
  4. PHIL,georgia

    Romney and Republicans are Clueless!! Why, during the rare times they come to speak to the black community, they have to talk about Free stuff, Welfare, having a work ethic.....and they never do the same shananigans when talking to any other constituents. They are not trying to get the black vote but only be condescending and throw doggy bones to their base...They need to grow the Hell up!! Romney running for the highest office in world and doesn't know how to talk to black people

    July 12, 2012 at 10:49 am |

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