Romney Campaign Calls Obamacare A Penalty Not A Tax
That would be stupid... if it were true. But here is what the Romney campaign actually said:
'“The governor believes that what we put in place in Massachusetts was a penalty and he disagrees with the court’s ruling that the mandate was a tax,” Fehrnstrom said.
When pressed by host Chuck Todd about whether Romney supported calling the financial burden placed on Americans who choose not to buy health care “a penalty or a fee or a fine” rather than a tax, Fehrnstrom replied: “That’s correct.”' -(abcnews.go.com)
Obviously he was talking about Romneycare not Obamacare. Obamacare is a tax on the middle class to pay for other people's healthcare. Romneycare was a penalty for those who don't pay for their own healthcare. Why is this difference so hard to understand??