Have we all stepped through the looking glass?
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.”
The Supreme Court upheld the Obamacare individual mandate as a permissible application of the congressional power to tax.
The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax. Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness.
But White House press secretary Humpty Dumpty Carney believes he can choose the majority opinion on Obamacare to mean, well, whatever he chooses it to mean. And he chooses it to mean that Obama didn’t break his commitment to not raise taxes on the middle class.
Let the verbal gymnastics games begin!
It’s not a tax, but collection will require thousands of new IRS agents?
White House doublespeak with forked tongue.
If Obama is going to play this game:
Then this looks like a fair response:
Yesterday a senior White House official told National Journal:
I’m sure they’ll nail us on taxes and I’m sure it will work.