When Mitt Romney left office as Massachusetts governor, his aides removed all emails from a server computer in the governor’s office, and purchased and carted off hard drives from 17 state-owned personal computers, according to a current state official.
But a small cache of emails survived, including some that have never publicly surfaced surrounding Mr. Romney’s efforts to pass his now-controversial health-care law.
Mitt’s talking out the side of neck in the above video. In one breath he’s against individual Governmnet Mandated health care, yet his RomneyCare was modeled on the Wyden-Bennett Act– READ IT, FOLKS.
Emails Show Governor Defending Insurance Mandate for Massachusetts Residents
How Romney Pushed Massachusetts Health-Care Bill
Video here *Watch it for details on how to access the emails*
From the Wall Stree Journal: This link has Audio Mark Maremont stopped by The Wall Street Journal This Morning to discuss the latest
Excerpt: In Massachusetts, Mr. Romney didn’t include an individual mandate in his original proposal, but soon adopted the idea. The emails show his aides later came to champion it, even amid uncertainty from some Democrats. At the time, the mandate was a favored policy of the right, with the left instead pushing for government-run insurance programs.
“We must have an individual mandate for any plan to work,” Tim Murphy, Mr. Romney’s health secretary, wrote the governor and several aides on Feb. 16, 2006, in an email analyzing the latest confidential Democratic proposal, which he wrote was “unclear” about that requirement.
April 11, 2006.Health Care for Everyone? We Found a Way.
BY MITT ROMNEY
BOSTON — Only weeks after I was elected governor, Tom Stemberg, the founder and former CEO of Staples, stopped by my office. He told me that “if you really want to help people, find a way to get everyone health insurance.” I replied that would mean raising taxes and a Clinton-style government takeover of health care. He insisted: “You can find a way.”
I believe that we have. Every uninsured citizen in Massachusetts will soon have affordable health insurance and the costs of health care will be reduced. And we will need no new taxes, no employer mandate and no …
See where deleting E-mails gets you, His Mittness? Suprised he didn’t wrestle folks to the floor and cut off their hair. Romney was quite the bully with his push for that INDIVIDUAL MANDATE.