Thursday, July 5, 2012

Romney - The Obamacare Mandate is a Tax


Mitt Romney calls individual mandate a tax

Yahoo News -- Mitt Romney steered his campaign message back in line with other top Republicans on Wednesday, insisting that the health care law's individual mandate that requires most Americans to buy health insurance was "a tax."

"The majority of the court said it is a tax, and therefore it is a tax," Romney said in an interview with CBS Wednesday, citing the Supreme Court's health law ruling last week that the individual mandate fell under the federal government's authority to levy taxes and was therefore constitutional.

"They have spoken. There's no way around that. You can try and say you wish they had decided a different way, but they didn't."

Romney's comments came days after senior adviser Fehrnstrom rejected the notion that the individual mandate imposed a "tax," saying instead that it was a "penalty."[...]

Romney, who contradicted Fehrnstrom's comments today, picked up a line of attack that many of his fellow Republicans had already launched at the president after the Supreme Court's ruling.

"The American people know President Obama has broken the pledge he made," Romney told CBS. "He said he wouldn't raise taxes on middle-Americans. Not only did he raise the $500 billion that was already in the bill, it's now clear that his mandate, as described by the Supreme Court, is a tax."

Blog author's comments - This was a clear cut and firm statement from Romney while clearing up what his senior adviser Fehrnstrom had said earlier. Now Mitt Romney and other Republicans should use their time from now until the November election, informing the voters what Obama has done to our economy with his policies and agenda.

The GOP must tell the voters the truth. That as long as Obama is in office the economy will not see a major recovery. Concentrate on Obama, if the GOP and Romney can win, they can take care of Obamacare. What the Obama regime has planned should Obama win a second term will be devastation to the country.

I believe that most who follow politics knew that the four liberals on the high court would ignore the Constitution, but for Justice Roberts to side with them and basically rewrite the Obamacare mandate as a tax was wrong and a surprise.

The Supreme Court is supposed to rule on the law the way it was written. It was not written as a 'tax'. If the Justices are going to play politics they should not be on the court for life. There should be a limited number of years they can serve.

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