Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Romney on RomneyCare

I like Mitt Romney. I really do. I thought he did as good a job as Massachusetts Governor as a Republican can do and he seems to be like a good guy. I supported him in 2008, and have been expecting to support him again in 2012.

But he's doubled-down on stupid.
Mitt Romney offered an enthusiastic defense last night of the comprehensive health care law he helped create four years ago in Massachusetts, even as he pointed to crucial distinctions between it and a similar national program enacted last week by Democrats.

“Overall, ours is a model that works,’’ Romney said in response to a question after a speech at Iowa State University. “We solved our problem at the state level. Like it or not, it was a state solution. Why is it that President Obama is stepping in and saying ‘one size fits all’ ’’?
Ours is NOT a model that works. We did NOT solve our problems at the state level. While he's right on the federalism/states rights aspect, he cannot spend the next two years pretending that Romneycare has made anything better in Massachusetts, because when it comes time to vote for the next President, a) people are going to be absolutely sick of government health care, both as a reality and as a discussion topic and b) it's going to be obvious to everyone that what's happened in Massachusetts hasn't worked.

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