By Easton L
Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough rip into Republican frontrunner Mitt
Romney “What does it say about a candidate, though, who wrote an op-ed in 2009 saying that, please apply what we did in Massachusetts nationally on an individual mandate, and then goes on the campaign trail yesterday and just lies?” Scarborough opined.
“I hate to be that blunt. I hate to use that word. Does anybody disagree with my characterization of what he said yesterday when he had been saying all along that he had just been talking about an individual mandate for Massachusetts? He lied yesterday. It’s on videotape. Now what are conservatives to think about that?”
Ronmey have been blatantly lieing on his position on individual mandates in every debates and on the campaign trail. He often said: “This is designed for our state and our circumstance.” And squared it with what he said in a USA Today op-ed:
There’s a better way. And the lessons we learned in Massachusetts could help Washington find it.
For health care reform to succeed in Washington, the president must finally do what he promised during the campaign: Work with Republicans as well as Democrats.
Massachusetts also proved that you don’t need government insurance. Our citizens purchase private, free-market medical insurance. There is no “public option.”
Our experience also demonstrates that getting every citizen insured doesn’t have to break the bank. First, we established incentives for those who were uninsured to buy insurance. Using tax penalties, as we did, or tax credits, as others have proposed, encourages “free riders” to take responsibility for themselves rather than pass their medical costs on to others. This doesn’t cost the government a single dollar.
Willard Romney has been proven time and again as a man who will say anything or do anything to be president. How can a person like this be trusted?