MITT ROMNEY: A true quintessential politician..a family man, a good checkbook balancer, slick hair and a smooth voice...any ignorant mind that thinks this is what a president should have...well--
I hope that ignorance is better than their annual income, because if not, this man does not care about YOU!
DO YOU WANT the QUINTESSENTIAL POLITICIAN??????
* links that include Mitt Romney's lack of human empathy, favoritism of big business wallet fattening, his flip flopping and see saw-ing fun:
*Below was taken from: http://www.democrats.org/a/2007/02/romney_to_smoot.php
'Following President Bush's State of the Union address, Romney rushed to embrace the President's new plan even though it would increase taxes on thousands of middle class Americans without increasing access to health care. [AP, 1/23/07] Romney's own health care plan in Massachusetts will cost consumers almost twice what he projected and will force thousands of Bay Staters who already have health insurance to buy more. [Boston Globe, 1/20/07; Boston Globe, 1/30/07] In addition to the plan, which has been dubbed a "Frankenstein's monster of tax penalties," Romney’s health care legacy in Massachusetts includes budget cuts for health care programs essential to Massachusetts hospitals and seniors. [Washington Times, '
goes on to report:
FY 05: Romney Vetoed $11.7 Million in Medicaid Payments to Hospitals; MTF Recommended Override. On June 30, 2004, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation recommended that the legislature override Romney-Healey veto of, "$11.7 million in Medicaid payments to hospitals that serve a disproportionate share of publicly funded patients, which would help relieve the financial strain caused by Medicaid rates that are far below the cost of services." [Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, 6/30/04]
FY 04: Romney Budget Eliminated Senior Pharmacy Program. On February 28, 2003 the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center evaluated the Romney administration's FY 2004 budget and reported that, "the Senior Pharmacy Program that provides drug coverage for the elderly has been eliminated, a cut of $85 million." [Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, 2/28/03]
FY 05: Romney Vetoed Eliminated Funding for Prescription Co-Pays for Low-Income Seniors from the Legislature's Budget. On July 2, 2005, the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center reported that for FY 05, the Romney-Healey administration's "vetoed $5 million that would have supported the reduction in co-payments for prescriptions for elders at or below 188 percent of the federal poverty level... The Governor's veto eliminates funding for this line item entirely." [Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, 7/2/05]
FY 06: Romney Vetoed $45 Million in Funding for Senior Care Plan. On July 26, 2005 the Massachusetts Budget and Policy reported that the Romney administration vetoed, "$45.0 million in the Senior Care Plan line item; this veto eliminated specific provisions related to nursing home rate increases," from the final FY 06 budget. [Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, 7/7/05]
FY 07: Romney Cut Prescription Advantage Program by 35.4 Percent. On February 1, 2006 the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center analyzed Romney's FY 2007 budget proposal and found that the administration appropriated, "$59.6 million for the Prescription Advantage program, a $32.7 million [35.4 percent] reduction from FY 2006. An outside section of the Governor’s budget recommendations would authorize the Department of Elder Affairs to establish levels at which the Prescription Advantage program would provide supplemental assistance as a secondary payer for Medicare Part D or other prescription plans." [Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, 2/1/06]
FY 07: Romney Cut $210 Million from MassHealth Senior Care Plans. On February 1, 2006 the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center analyzed Romney-Healey's FY 2007 budget proposal and found that the sdministration, "recommends $1.681 billion for the MassHealth Senior Care Plans. This is a $210 million [6 percent] reduction, $102 million of which is anticipated savings associated with a change in the methodology for establishing nursing home reimbursement rates." [Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, 2/1/06]