ObamaCare is ruled to be a tax
Jun 29, 2012
Remember all the hoopla about how ObamaCare was a "penalty" and not a tax? This was how it was sold to the American public in order to get it passed. Well, now the Supreme Court has ruled that it is a tax, not a penalty. Watch for this to become a big issue in the debates ahead for the presidential election.
"Recall back during the initial Obama-care battles, the Democrats called it a penalty, Republicans called it a tax. Democrats consistently soft sold it as a penalty. It went to vote as a penalty. Obama declared endlessly, that it was not a tax, it was a penalty. But when the Democrats argued in front of the Supreme Court, they said ‘hey, a penalty or a tax, either way’. So, Roberts gave them a tax. It is now the official law of the land — beyond word-play and silly shenanigans. Obama-care is funded by tax dollars. Democrats now must defend a tax increase to justify the Obama-care law."