Here's a Fox News archive you're not likely to see on Fox this election season. A clip of Mitt Romney advocating for using tax penalties to enforce the individual mandate in Massachusetts.
For those that have higher incomes, we expect them to have health insurance. And if they don’t, we’re going to withhold their tax refund or put in place other penalties to assure that everybody comes in the system.
I'm still looking for more video or a transcript to show the Fox host's reaction - which I'm going to guess was not the kind of outrage you're seeing now on Fox. From reading the crawl on the bottom of the screen and doing a bit of Googling, I'm guessing this clip aired on April 11, 2006.
“Before Mitt Romney even THINKS about debating President Obama, he first needs to finish the debate . . . with HIMSELF.”
Unless you are a liberal or a Democrat.
The new FlipFlopper 2.0 has corrected all of those errors, and is now fully compliant with the wingnut policies of the teabaggers.
I’m looking through transcripts now- Romney made some interesting comments to Chris Wallace leading up to the bill’s passage. In particular, his comment about wanting a Holistic HCR interests me:
“I’d like to see a holistic program that says OK, what are we going to do for people who are retiring in Medicare and those that are poor on Medicaid, how do we make sure that this doesn’t become an overwhelming burden, let’s include prescription drugs but keep it from growing at such an outrageous rate.” -2/26/06
I’ll see what my work resources turn up tomorrow.