Obama on ABC, '09: "for us to say that you've got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase. "—
Ali Weinberg (@AliNBCNews) June 28, 2012
When is a tax increase not a tax increase? When President Obama says, “Shut up, that’s why!”
Flashback to 2009:
Thanks to the SCOTUS ruling, it’s more abundantly clear than ever that Obamacare is really an #ObamaTax. So much for the president’s vow that families making under $250,000 would not see a tax increase.
So the President forced the law through Congress insisting it was not a tax, then sold the Supreme Court on the argument that it is a tax.—
(@albertmohler) June 28, 2012
Well, abundantly clear if you aren’t a blind parrot of Democratic talking points.
Dems need to come out swinging against GOP's new (and massively dishonest) "This just proves that the ACA is a massive tax increase" line.—
Mickey Jackson (@97mjackson) June 28, 2012
Fox News now spinning healthcare law as a "tax increase"—
Ari Berman (@AriBerman) June 28, 2012
Spinning? No spin necessary, doll.
Apparently they think they’re clever:
Did Mitt Romney implement the largest federal tax increase in history during a woefully anemic economy? Try again, libs. Obamacare is now, without a doubt, an #ObamaTax and the president will have to own that.
Obama said it was not a tax, but his legal team defended it as a tax. Court agreed with his legal team.—
Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) June 28, 2012
The president lied when he said this was not a tax. SCOTUS says it is.—
Tabitha Hale (@TabithaHale) June 28, 2012
The president didn’t ‘fess up in his statement today.
If the lapdog media won’t press the issue, the conservative new media will. Game on.
With Obamacare being upheld, even more of Barack Obama’s promises will be broken. Our buddy Ben Howe has put together a great video documenting those broken promises.