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Flip flopper cited

August 4, 2012
Susan Harris, Marquette , The Mining Journal

To the Journal editor:

A Fox News commentator said on April 5, 2006 of Romney's speech about Massachusetts and his sponsored health care plan: For people who can't afford to buy health insurance,we're going to withhold their tax refund or put in place other penalties to assure that everyone is covered.

When a Republican radio host asked Romney on June 23, 2005 if garnishing wages would be part of his plan in Massachusetts to have health care Romney said, "Absolutely!" During a New Hampshire ABC debate on Jan. 5, 2008, Romney warned, "Don't be free riders and pass on the cost of your health care to everybody else."

Other past Romney flip-flops include: A belief that abortion should be safe and legal in this country -Oct. 10; and as candidate for governor he refused to sign, on Jan. 4, 2007, a no-tax-increase pledge. As a presidential candidate, he signed it. When a senator, he was anti- Reaganomics. As a presidential candidate, he embraced it March 6. On Nov. 28, 2009, he originally supported Obama's stimulas package.

The Tampa Bay Times PolitiFact check, a Pulitzer-prize winning column, reported that White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell, as well as CBS News and the Washington Post as well as others reported that Newt Gingrich (on national TV) called Romney a liar on Jan. 3, 2012.

This from CBS news on March 22: "Rick Santorum said on national TV, 'You may as well vote for Obama. He and Romney are so much alike and at least Obama has White House experience.'" Santorum has just expressed outrage that Romney and his good ole' boy network won Michigan when Santorum thought he should've.

Regarding Romney on May 21, The New York Times stated that longtime Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom said, due to Romney's flip flops, "we'll have to hit a reset button for the fall campaign-it's almost like an Etch-a-sketch that lets you shake it up and start all over." At least Obama doesn't change values depending on how the polls change.

The Huffington Post comments on Ron Draper's new book, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives." It exposes U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell for saying on Obama's inauguration night, his party's primary goal is to make Obama a one-term president.

And look how the country has suffered while they play their games.



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