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From Sen. Orrin Hatch (R–Utah) on why he supported an individual mandate in 1993 but doesn't support it now:
Well, in 1993, we were trying to kill Hillarycare, and I didn't pay any attention to that, because that was part of a bill that I just hadn't centered on.
Well OK then! I guess we can put this right up there with Mitt Romney's increasingly strained explanations for why the individual mandate was a good idea when he implemented it in Massachusetts but not so good when Barack Obama implemented it for everyone.