White House stands by position that health law mandate isn’t a tax

June 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm

The White House is standing by its position that individual mandate in President Obama’s healthcare law is a penalty despite the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold it as a tax.

White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters traveling with Obama on Friday that the mandate enforces a penalty, not a tax, because people have a choice whether to obtain health insurance.

“You can call it what you will, but if affects 1 percent” of the population, Carney said, according to a White House pool report.

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  1. Jere Skelton says:

    Law of The Land has spoken – its a tax stupid !!!

  2. hadenuf says:

    George Stephanopoulos It’s a TAX OBAMA NO GEORGE IT”S A PENALTY. Lawyers in court IT”S A TAX.  Jay Carney to press corp no it’s a PENALTY. Supreme court no it’s a TAX.  White house web site it’s a PENALTY. So it’s a PENALTY until they want OBAMA CARE passed then it’s a TAX. After it passes  it becomes a PENALTY until OBAMA CARE takes effect then it becomes a TAX again. I love the way OBARRY twist things around to get what he wants. SOCIALISM at it’s finest 

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