Sunday, September 04, 2011

The Tea Party trouble with Romney

A few of highlights from Romney’s record showing just how unfriendly he has been over the years to the ideas the tea party holds dear (links and details further below):
  • Romney distanced himself from Reagan and Reagan’s policies
  • Romney didn’t like the Contract with America
  • Romney led the fight for and implemented health care reform almost identical to ObamaCare 
  • Romney called his beta version of ObamaCare “a model for the nation” 
  • Romney defended the individual mandate, saying, “I like mandates. The mandates work.” 
  • Romney supports cap-and-trade “on a global basis”
  • Romney worked to regulate “greenhouse gas emissions” in Massachusetts
  • Romney got Massachusetts involved in a regional climate change pact 
  • Romney supports ethanol subsidies 
  • Romney wants to increase spending “substantially” on energy research  
  • Romney opposes the Flat Tax
  • Romney refused to support the 2003 Bush tax cuts
  • Romney’s claim to not have raised taxes is called “mostly myth” by Cato Institute
  • Romney thought Obama’s stimulus would “accelerate the timing of the start of the recovery”
  • Romney supports TARP
  • Romney says there’s nothing wrong with companies asking for bailouts
  • Romney supports No Child Left Behind
  • Romney supports reappointing Ben Bernanke to chairman of the Federal Reserve
 The Issue with Romney is the Issues

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