Romney on healthcare reform: “It’s not a tax, it’s an assessment”

April 3, 2006 press conference on passing of health care bill by legislature’s conference committee.

Mitt Romney calls his version of healthcare reform, which the Affordable Healthcare Reform Act was based on in part, NOT a tax but an “assessment.”

Somehow, between then and now, while he approved of such things then, he now finds the same ideas repugnant.

To repeat: the ideas he signed into law THEN, he now finds repugnant.

That was clear enough, yes?