Romney: Obamacare a Penalty Not Tax

Romney: Obamacare a Penalty Not Tax

There are 3 comments on the ABC News story from Jul 2, 2012, titled Romney: Obamacare a Penalty Not Tax. In it, ABC News reports that:

A senior adviser to Mitt Romney appeared to undercut a central argument Republicans hope to use between now and the November election against President Obama - that although his signature health care reform law may be constitutional, it amounts to a tax.

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Gary

Bellingham, WA

#1 Jul 2, 2012
A penalty? Sure, just like in mandatory liability
insurance for automobiles. If you get caught driving
without the insurance you get a penalty. Some call it
a fine.

If you are an employer and get caught not deducting
Social Security withholding from your employee's pay
check, you get a penalty. Some call it a fine.

Payments into Medicare are not voluntary. They
are mandated.

So why the semantic nonsense?
Crooked Liberal Media

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Jul 2, 2012
If you don't want to pay for auto insurance then you don't have to because you can choose not to drive.

The mandate is a penalty.

It is unconstitutional and it will not stand regardless because the law won't work. The people and the states are broke, so even if they wanted to pay, they won't pay.

The states will secceed one by one of the radical leftists attempt to enforce this unconstitutional law.
Whack

Huntsville, AL

#3 Jul 2, 2012
Crooked Liberal Media wrote:
If you don't want to pay for auto insurance then you don't have to because you can choose not to drive.
The mandate is a penalty.
It is unconstitutional and it will not stand regardless because the law won't work. The people and the states are broke, so even if they wanted to pay, they won't pay.
The states will secceed one by one of the radical leftists attempt to enforce this unconstitutional law.
job...

but we could lose a few of the racist gomer states and not feel it too bad about it.

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