RE not here,Only one issue:Obama and his affiliates all
claimed it a penalty, not a tax. The interview with george stephanopoulos comes
to mind. Then his solicitor general argues to the SCOTUS that they must
consider this a tax. Then, after the court does, they say it's a penalty.
Sounds pretty back and forth to me. Meanwhile, since day one of the ruling,
Romney has agreed with the dissent that this is an unconstitutional penalty, but
emphasizes the court has spoken. It is a Tax.
RE Cougar: So what your saying then is if Obama say it is a penalty
but turns out to be a taxs because the SC said so he's lieing. But if
Mittens say it's a penalty and on a tax along with his handler's but
it turns out to be a tax then he's not a liar. It sounds like some one is
lieing and i don't think it is Obama but thats just me and tomorrow we may
be hearing a differant story from the GOP.
Romney is merely repeating what the Supreme Court said. If later today the
Supreme Court would say that they misspoke, that it's not a tax, then
Romney would go with what they say.Besides, what does Obama say it
is? Before he said it was not a tax, but a penalty, since he promised to not
raise any taxes. However, now he must break his promise. The Supreme Court
basically made Obama into a liar (as if he needed their help-- see the process
the democrats used to get the law passed in the first place).
More sound bites and still no economic plan.Mitt wants to reduce the
tax rate of the wealthy and thus right the wallowing ship. The only problem is
that his own advisors say that will increase the size of the deficit.Pres Romney what is your response? "It is a tax" How will that help
with the local economy? "I will repeal the healthcare my first
day of office" We understand that as you have been saying it for 3 years.
Will that lower the federal debt of the country?"I will create
jobs" You were not able to do that as a governor but as president you seem
to have confidence.What about the economy, how will you fix it?
"I will repeal Obamacare"Pres Romney when Moses received the
top 10 on the Mount there was one about not bearing false witness that has not
been repealed, does that one bother you at all? "my wife drives 2
Cadillacs"Pres Romney seems to be really good at sound bites but
has yet to provide the steak/meat for fixing our economic woes.Any
last words on the economy Pres Romney? " It is a tax"
If he willing to throw his advisor under the bus--he wants this job a little
more than he should.
Anyone who saw the interview knows that he stated the same thing when he spoke
after the ruling. He agrees with the dissent that it was an unconstitutional
penalty, but concedes that the SCOTUS majority ruled it as a tax. It's
funny to see people get so worked up over nothing. In the media's
defense, Romney's adviser did a terrible job relaying that. He said Romney
agreed with Obama, which is obviously not true.
Just a couple points: 1.Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and President Obama
have all said it was a Tax or no it was a Penalty! Hmm perspective!2. The Solicitor General called it a tax for 11 of 34 pages of brief to the
S.C.3. The Chief Justice called it a Tax!4. The 2700 page
Health Care Bill now has an additional 10,100 pages of restrictions, additions,
requiements and regulations! All of you who support it please stand up and
explain it all to us!5. Bottom line:A. The Federal
Government can now force you to buy something by calling it a tax!B. Your
Health Care costs have gone up the past year and a half!C. The OBM says
the Health Care Bill will cause increases of 25% per year when fully
implemented!D. Young people will be forced to buy this and not have those
funds for food or school!E. Lower income people not qualifying for
Medicaid or Medicare will pay for this Health Care Plan out of pocket! Which
item on their budget will get hit the most? Their available food budget! F. Many other points to be made!
When he enters a room, I don't think Mitt knows whether he is coming or
going.I hope he is going...
@worfso does this same criticism apply to Romney who said he would not and
claims he did not raise taxes in Massachusetts when he was governor? He either
needs to stop claiming he never raised taxes or stop trying to claim Obama did
because of this law and I would expect you will be voting third party to keep
from being labeled a hypocrite.
We all need to learn not to get in such a twist with Mitt Romney's
decisions about important issues concerning our government. He just seems to
change his mind in a day or two, anyway.
This is not a tax, because Obama said he wouldn't raise it, while cutting
the deficit in half.
Well - the water bucket carrying Jim Jones libs are out in full force on this
one.williary said:"This fee/tax/penalty is easily
avoidable ......... " And I call your line of logic nothing less
than Extortion. You either do this, or I'll take money from you. One way or
the other, you are going to pay. Does it matter whether it is called
a TAX or not?? The bottom line is that it is MONEY out of my pocket. And by the
way, there are at least 20 OTHER taxes within this so called health care law.
You better wise up.
I'd call Roberts calling it a tax as an exaggeration. It's a tax
penalty--something that is easily avoidable. Otherwise, auto insurance is a
tax, too. Those are good taxes.
*licks finger*, *holds it up*, which way is the wind blowing?
He kind of left open whether or not money stashed overseas constitutes wealth,
Another one of Mitt Romney's flip flops. I don't know about the rest
of you, but I have lost count.
Mitt has decided that, for political purposes, he's going to characterize
this penalty as a tax (despite the fact that the penalty doesn't walk like
a tax or quack like a tax, to quote the old saying) just because Justice Roberts
decided to mis-characterize it as a tax instead of a penalty (and thereby give
the far right and/or the Republicans ammunition to use against the President).
In other words, Mitt is going to (again) flip-flop by calling it a tax too.I am now wondering if Mitt is going to come clean, and admit that he
profoundly raised taxes while he was Governor of Massachusetts, but tried to
hide the fact by calling them "fees" instead of "taxes."
What's good for the goose . . .
Does Mitt Romney ever speak for Mitt Romney? Clearly his campaign knows where
he stands, yet a little push from the right wing and Mitt will say whatever they
want him to say.I view a tax as something unavoidable. This
fee/tax/penalty is easily avoidable. Do the responsible thing, purchase health
insurance for yourself and your family, saving the rest of us from having to pay
for your trip to the emergency room you can't pay for. Do that simply,
common sense thing and you never have to deal with this tax/fee/penalty. Call
it whatever you want.
Mitt Romney settles it x2; he raised taxes when he was governor (OK; tax