Supreme Court says health mandate's a tax
June 28th, 2012
01:25 PM ET
11 years ago

Supreme Court says health mandate's a tax

New York (CNNMoney) - It walks like a tax and talks like a tax. Therefore it is a tax.

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the mandate to buy health insurance - ruling that it is a tax and not a penalty as originally billed by supporters.


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  1. November 6, 2012 -- The Start of the Second American Revolution

    It is quite ironic that Obama signature achievement was passed and upheld BASED UPON A LIE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. It should not be surprising since almost everything he has said or done has been based on LIES. The LSM media lied to the American people when they refused to vet their chosen one.

    Republican Rep. Joe Wilson.... "YOU LIE!" he warned you America, but you refused to listen. Now you pay the price with your freedom.

    June 28, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    American Revolution wrote:

    ... It is a tax penalty for leading your life contrary to the way leftist Democrats beleiev you should lead your life. You don't have this freedom of choice any longer...
    Exactly. You will no longer be permitted to shoplift healthcare and shift the costs onto others. You must take responsibility for the cost of your own health care. Thank-you, very much. Pay for your own health care.

    June 28, 2012 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  3. Liam

    One of the largest tax increases in history and Obama and Pelosi had stated, "This is not a tax.. I know its surprising that politicians lie but to those who are not complete oblivious to facts know Obama does it every day. What do we get out of this? Massive government expansion and a big middle class tax increase.

    June 28, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |

    It's a gut check for all the freeloaders out there....You now have to be personally responsible for your HC.....What a socialistic idea.....NOT!!!! Listen 62% of MA likes Romney care, mandate tax/fine & all...... Obama 2012!!!

    June 28, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
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