Ever heard this line, “…and if I’m given the opportunity to be your president, I will repeal ObamaCare.”
That is the line use by Mitt Romney in debates and at all his rallies, as he tries to convince anyone listening that his Massachusetts health care plan – also known as RomneyCare – is somehow different from the health care plan signed into law by President Obama.
But before he decided to be “severely conservative” in order to get the conservative vote, Mitt Romney was more of a liberal moderate and in 2009, he wrote an opinion piece on healthcare, advising President Obama to use his Massachusetts RomneyCare plan as a model for what we now call ObamaCare.
“Health care cannot be handled the same way as the stimulus and cap-and-trade bills,” Romney wrote. “With those, the president stuck to the old style of lawmaking: He threw in every special favor imaginable, ground it up and crammed it through a partisan Democratic Congress. Health care is simply too important to the economy, to employment and to America’s families to be larded up and rushed through on an artificial deadline. There’s a better way. And the lessons we learned in Massachusetts could help Washington find it.”
The original article was posted on USA Today’s website, but is now unavailable. Thanks to the internet’s archiving abilities however, the entire article was found and is available once again to remind Mitt Romney of the man he once was… before this presidential thing that is.