Gov. Romney reformed Massachusetts’ welfare state, having Medicaid recipients make co-payments for some services, and successfully pushed for legislative action forcing new state workers to contribute 25% of their health insurance costs, up from 15%.
Romney worked to revolutionize the Massachusetts state pension system by moving it from a defined benefit system to a defined contribution system.
Romney aggressively pushed to deregulate Massachusetts’ auto insurance industry, which is the only state in the nation in which the government mandates maximum insurance rates and requires insurers to accept every applicant.
Mitt Romney favors unrestricted free trade, saying “We have to keep our markets open or we go the way of Russia and the Soviet Union.”
Romney supports drilling in ANWR, and opposes government regulations on energy production.
Romney opposes raising Social Security taxes, and supports personal accounts.
Romney strongly advocates in support of repealing McCain-Feingold.
Governor Romney supports “the Second Amendment as one of the most basic and fundamental rights of every American.”
Romney opposes and would veto the Fairness Doctrine.
On censoring the internet, Romney has said that “I am not pursuing an effort to try and stop adults from being able to acquire or see things I find objectionable; that’s their right.”