Mitt Romney strikes again! NPR notes that his comments on 60 Minutes about how poor uninsured folks can rely on emergency room care contradicts previous statements he made in defense of his own Massachusetts health care plan:

...in 2010, in an appearance on MSNBC, Romney said almost exactly the opposite: "It doesn't make a lot of sense for us to have millions and millions of people who have no health insurance and yet who can go to the emergency room and get entirely free care for which they have no responsibility," he said at the time.

That's because back then, Romney was defending theMassachusetts law he signed as governor. It's the one that requires most people to either have health insurance or pay a fine — just like the federal law he now vows to repeal.

He used even more colorful language back in 2007, talking to Fox News host Glenn Beck. "When they show up at the hospital, they get care; they get free care paid for by you and me," he said. "If that's not a form of socialism, I don't know what is" [Julie Rovner, "Romney's Medicaid Remarks on 60 Minutes Raise Eyebrows," NPR.org, September 25, 2012].

Oh, Mitt. You make Four More Years far too easy.