ObamaCareTax–Paul Ryan: It’s a tax, so vote. Rangle: It’s a ‘fee for services.’ WH and Gov. Deval Patrick: It’s not a tax. Chief of Staff Jack Lew: It’s not a tax but maybe I should have listened to the oral arguments first. Steve Moore says it’s a BF tax on those making less than $120,000 per year. Maxine Waters hasn’t decided whether she’ll call it a tax or a mandate. Axelrod: Uninsured are ‘free riders.’ Fl Gov. Rick Scott: We will not comply. Pelosi: It doesn’t really matter because Americans are pretty stupid and don’t care anyway.

Paul Ryan: John Roberts Contorted ‘Logic and Reason’ With Health Care Ruling

George Stephanopoulos
ABC News

…“I’m very disappointed in the ruling. I think the chief justice had to contort logic and reason to come up with this ruling,” he said. “So one man decided against the dissenting opinion, against what I, you know, thought were his — his principles and judicial jurisprudence, he decided to leave this up to the American people. So now the stakes of this election could not be higher.”… [emphasis CAJ]

…The ruling by the Supreme Court puts it at odds with the president, who told me in 2009 on “This Week” that “to say that ‘you’ve got to take a responsibility to get health insurance’ is absolutely not a tax increase.”…

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The complete article is at ABC News.

Also at ABC News, Supreme Court Loser: Watch Out, Kids — Obamacare’s Coming for You

…Danner was asked if the massive court battle was worth it.

“Absolutely,” he said. “It’s been a long two-year effort, but certainly from where I am, we’d do it again in a heartbeat.”…

Related: Rangel: Obamacare mandate is not a tax, it’s a ‘fee for services’

At MichelleMalkin.com: White House: The mandate is not a tax

Busted: Audio of Obama Lawyer Arguing Obamacare Is a Tax Stuns WH Chief of Staff Jack Lew


WSJ’s Steve Moore:  75% of Obamacare Costs Will Fall on Backs of Those Making Less Than $120K a Year

Dem Rep. Maxine Waters On SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling: “I Have Not Decided If It’s Better To Call It A Tax Or A Mandate”…

Old And Busted: Obama Campaign Says Health Care Law Need To Help Uninsured — New And Hot: Obama Campaign Blasts Uninsured As “Free Riders”…

Florida Gov. Rick Scott: We will not comply with ObamaCare or expand Medicaid

“Nancy Pelosi said it doesn’t really matter what it is because Americans are pretty stupid and don’t care anyway.” via MichelleMalkin.com

Update: Moe Lane: Repeat after me: THE OBAMACARE ‘MANDATE’ WAS ACTUALLY A TAX.

…anyone who wants to argue that the Obamacare health tax is not actually a tax must also admit that Obamacare is unconstitutional.  Supporters of Obamacare do not get to have it both ways… Karma. It’s what’s for breakfast…


“Under my bus…”

Update 3:  Flashback: Obama in 2008 Promised Health Care Should “Never Be Purchased With Tax Increases On Middle Class Families” (Video)

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