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Another Obama Lie: Never Argued it was a Tax before Supreme Court

Thursday, July 5, 2012 | Subscribe to Video Updates

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Obama Spokesman Ben LaBolt says that Obama disagrees with the Supreme Court over whether Obamacare is a tax and that they didn’t argue it was a tax to the Supreme Court when they did: It’s a Tax!: On the first day of health care reform arguments before the Supreme Court, two justices needled a top Obama lawyer for simultaneously calling the fine that will be paid under the law for not purchasing insurance a “penalty” and a “tax.” The confusion arises because of the administration’s argument that the power to enforce the individual mandate is rooted in Congress’ taxing power — but that the mechanism itself is designed to be a penalty, not a revenue-generating policy.


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