When is an insurance mandate not a tax? When Obama says so!

Politico:

On ABC’s “This Week,” George Stephanopoulos has a pretty testy exchange with Obama over whether the individual mandate is a tax increase. The president insists it is not.

Obama:  “For us to say that you’ve got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase. What it’s saying is, is that we’re not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore than the fact that right now everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance. Nobody considers that a tax increase. … George, you — you can’t just make up that language and decide that that’s called a tax increase.”

Stephanopoulos: “I don’t think I’m making it up. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary: Tax — ‘a charge, usually of money, imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes.'”

Obama: “George, the fact that you looked up Merriam’s Dictionary, the definition of tax increase, indicates to me that you’re stretching a little bit right now.  Otherwise, you wouldn’t have gone to the
dictionary to check on the definition”

Stephanopoulos: “But you reject that it’s a tax increase?”

Obama: “I absolutely reject that notion.”

Here TOTUS  ‘lashes out’ at Hill for her MANDATE! FORCE INDIVIDUALS TO PURCHASE HEALTH CARE, Sounds familiar, it is Obamas current plan that is why…

So all throughout the Dem primaries Obama kept flailing away at Hill for her MANDATE. He called it a penalty- a tax- a fine- a wage garnishment. This morning on George Snuggleupagus he says it is NOT A TAX (anymore apparently lol)..

Do you feel ‘brought together’ yet? KUMBAYAH…..

Negotiating behind closed doors like he did with PhaRma? NOTHING ON CSPAN BUDDY!

More on ‘transparency’ from the guy who had CLOSED DOOR DEALS with Big Pharma – 2007:

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September 20, 2009. Tags: , , . Politics. 7 comments.

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