When Obama says it isn’t, that’s when. In Obama’s new order, you will be mandated to purchase health insurance whether you believe you need it or not. If you don’t buy insurance, the IRS will forcibly collect funds from you to cover your insurance.
1) If you don’t pay for health insurance now, you keep your money.
2) In the future, if you don’t buy health insurance, the IRS collects additional funds from you. This is money you pay to the IRS that that you don’t pay today.
Obama says being required to send a check with more of your money to the IRS is not a tax increase.
President Barack Obama says requiring people to get health insurance and fining them if they don’t would not amount to a backhanded tax increase.
“I absolutely reject that notion,” the president said. Blanketing most of the Sunday TV news shows, Obama defended his proposed health care overhaul, including a key point of the various health care bills on Capitol Hill: mandating that people get health insurance to share the cost burden fairly among all. Those who failed to get coverage would face financial penalties.
Obama said other elements of the plan would make insurance affordable for people, from a new comparison-shopping “exchange” to tax credits.
Telling people to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase, Obama told ABC’s “This Week.”
The Audacity of Bullshit is getting too deep for even the MSM. George Stephanopoulos calls Obama out on the spin and Obama, in turn, subjects Stephanopouos’s to a significant increase in RPM.
The cowbell is ringing furiously today.