Obama: "If you have health insurance, you're not getting hit with a tax."—
Molly Ball (@mollyesque) July 14, 2012
While discussing Obamacare’s individual mandate in Roanoke, Va., today, President Barack Obama said, “If you have health insurance, you’re not getting hit with a tax.” The obvious conclusion is that if you don’t have health insurance, you will get hit with a tax.
Oh Barack, now you’ve tossed Twitter into a tizzy:
And the Obamabots are upset we’re even talking about such a thing! Leave King Barry alone!
Meanwhile, conservatives add a little commentary on Obama’s rhetorical bumbling:
It must be tough for Obama to keep track of all the taxes he wishes he could impose on America — he said as far back as 2009 that Obamacare was “absolutely not a tax increase.” Even the leftist dimwits at ThinkProgress can’t get it straight. And somewhere orbiting another universe, Donna Brazile has tried and failed to relabel it a “wellness penalty.“ Good luck with that.
(Video courtesy of Buzzfeed.)