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2 years ago  ::  Jul 02, 2012 - 3:14PM #1
Druac
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politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/02...


(CNN) – In the wake of last week's Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign parted with Republican talking points Monday, arguing the mandate that most individuals obtain health coverage or pay a government fine is "not a tax."


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Eric Fehrnstrom, in an interview on MSNBC, said Romney agrees with President Obama that the individual mandate is no tax.


"He agreed with the dissent written by Justice Scalia which very clearly stated that the mandate was not a tax," Fehrnstrom said.


When pressed repeatedly if Romney agrees with Obama and Democrats that the penalty is no tax, Fehrnstrom eventually said, "That's correct."



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2 years ago  ::  Jul 02, 2012 - 7:22PM #2
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Jul 2, 2012 -- 3:14PM, Druac wrote:


politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/02...


(CNN) – In the wake of last week's Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign parted with Republican talking points Monday, arguing the mandate that most individuals obtain health coverage or pay a government fine is "not a tax."


...


Eric Fehrnstrom, in an interview on MSNBC, said Romney agrees with President Obama that the individual mandate is no tax.


"He agreed with the dissent written by Justice Scalia which very clearly stated that the mandate was not a tax," Fehrnstrom said.


When pressed repeatedly if Romney agrees with Obama and Democrats that the penalty is no tax, Fehrnstrom eventually said, "That's correct."







Yes Druac ... in the context of what it is, vs what his been claimed to be, Romney is correct.


The Mandate is NOT a tax, and the Bill should have been found unconstitutional as written, and sent back to the legislators for a re-write and re-vote.


However ... Justice Roberts, upheld the law on the grounds that it is indeed ... a tax.


So ... the stage is set to play some real lying, deceiving, politics ... for no doubt, Obama and the amoral Democrats and their amoral accomplices at AP, the Washington Post, NYT, CNN, MSNBC, and CBS .. .will win that war.


There simply is no way for a Repubican to "out lie" a Democrat.  Just not possible.

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