Mitt Romney Calls Health Care Mandate What the SCOTUS Ruled it As … a ‘Tax’

 

More MSM bias and the health care Obamacare tax around the President’s neck …

Just curious, how come when Obama has a change of opinion on a topic it is called an evolution of change by the MSM. How come when Obama’s top adviser has a misspeak on TV from the view point of the President, it is just ignored? How about when VP Joe Biden says something not in line with Obama, it is no big “F’n” deal?   But when a Republican has one that goes against what another has said, it is a contradiction? Try as Obama, Democrats and the in the tank MSM will, you cannot run from the fact that Obamacare is a tax.

There is nothing worse than holding an individual’s own words against them. Welcome to the 2012 Obama’s version of  read my lips, no new taxes fr the middle class.Mitt Romney stated over the weekend that he thought that Obamacare was a tax because that was whet the US Supreme Court ruled it as.  Mitt Romney also sat down with CBS News and further stated that Obamacare was a tax. Romney went on to say that the American people know it is a tax and know that Barack Obama broke a campaign promise. Did the Romney adviser make a gaffe and get tongue tied when he was trying to discuss whether Obamacare was a tax or a penalty, of course he did. However, I think I will go by what the candidate actually says, rather than a surrogate. That is how the MSM treats Obama.

Mitt Romney said the federal health care reform mandate constitutes a “tax” Wednesday, contradicting the way a senior adviser to his campaign characterized his position earlier this week.

But the similar individual mandate and fee he signed into law when governor of Massachusetts is not a tax, he said in a separate interview, citing the Supreme Court’s decision last Thursday.

Of the federal law, Romney told CNN’s Dana Bash and Shawna Shepherd, “Supreme Court is the final word, right? The highest court in the land? They said it’s a tax didn’t they?”

“So it’s a tax, of course, if that’s what they say it is,” he continued.

Romney’s comments from CBS News:

“The Supreme Court has spoken, and while I agreed with the dissent, that’s taken over by the fact that the majority of the court said it’s a tax, and therefore it is a tax. They have spoken. There’s no way around that,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee told Crawford in an exclusive interview, referring to the court’s 5-4 ruling that largely upheld the president’s signature health care law, with the individual mandate as a tax.

“I said that I agreed with the dissent, and the dissent made it very clear that they felt it was unconstitutional,” Romney continued. “But the dissent lost – it’s in the minority.”

“You can try and say you wish [the court] had decided a different way, but they didn’t,” Romney said. “They concluded it was a tax; that’s what it is. And the American people know that President Obama has broken the pledge he made. He said he wouldn’t raise taxes on middle-income Americans, and 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.”

Not a tax Mr President?



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    6 Responses to “Mitt Romney Calls Health Care Mandate What the SCOTUS Ruled it As … a ‘Tax’”

    1. PublicEnemy2u on July 5th, 2012 9:09 am

      “Now the Supreme Court has spoken and while I agreed with the dissent, that’s taken over by the fact that the majority of the court said it’s a tax,” Romney said in an interview Wednesday with CBS. “Therefore it is a tax. They have spoken. There’s no way around that. You can try and say you wish they’d decided a different way, but they didn’t. They concluded it’s a tax. That’s what it is.”
      OK Willard, now it’s agreed, it’s a tax! So really, how much did you raise the Mass. people’s
      TAXES to pay for health care. Spin it, Spin it goood.
      ______________
      Sm: You are comparing a dime to a thousand dollar bill. The mere size on the insurance pool dictates that.

    2. PublicEnemy2u on July 5th, 2012 9:53 am

      Can I be the first person to ask a Mass. resident if they have filed thier “mandates” ?, Did you get a “mandate refund”? Do you think you “mandates” will go up? “”Mandate” and spend”, sound familiar? Flip or flop?, Maybe he should ask the RNC what he beleives BEFORE they make him publicly look like a fool.

      UPDATE: 3:28 p.m. — The Romney campaign has released a fuller transcript of the CBS interview, in which the candidate is asked the question: If the mandate is a tax under Obamacare, isn’t it also a tax under Masscare?

      “Actually the chief justice in his opinion made it very clear that at the state level, states have the power to put in place mandates,” Romney replied. “They don’t need to require them to be called taxes in order for them to be constitutional. And as a result, Massachusetts’ mandate was a mandate, was a penalty, was described that way by the legislature and by me, and so it stays as it was.”
      ______________________
      SM: Answer the simple question, is Obamacare a tax, yes or no?

      You do realize that this elections is based on Obama’s past 4 years, not Romneycare, right?

    3. flippy on July 5th, 2012 12:24 pm

      I don’t think Obama is hurt by the “Tax” decision by the SCOTUS. This mandate, and the penalty for not getting insurance, was a campaign promise for all purposes. The fact that it was later classified as a tax is of little consequence really.

      Tax or Penalty…same affect. And I highly doubt that the distinction of the penalty as a tax is going to sway votes; if they were against the penalty they will be against the tax.

    4. PublicEnemy2u on July 5th, 2012 12:36 pm

      But the similar individual mandate and fee he signed into law when governor of Massachusetts is not a tax, he said in a separate interview, citing the Supreme Court’s decision last Thursday

      or as Orwell puts it:

      “To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which canceled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, … to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself — that was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed.”

    5. Scared Monkeys on July 5th, 2012 8:35 pm

      Flippy, I tend to disagree. I don’t think when the people really start paying attention that they will appreciate being lied to.

      The question that is bring asked whether it is a tax or a penalty is basically BS.

      They question that Obama is eventually going to have to answer is why he passed Obamacare off as “absolutely not a tax” then had his attorneys argue that it was a tax to the SCOTUS. The people are usually none too forgiving when lies like this are done.
      R

    6. PaMom on July 5th, 2012 8:41 pm

      I guess we are now in a taxing crisis. There are tough decisions ahead of us. We need someone who can make them for the good of our whole country.
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      SM: Its sad when we hear all the govt wants to do is tax, there is the flip side … spending cuts. We also need to reform social security and medicare so that these types of programs will be around for others. However, there is no way reforms can occur under this President.
      R

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