I'm still trying to make sense of yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare. According to the chief justice, what makes this law constitutional is the fact that the mandate is a tax. How can that be? The president, himself, said that this was not a tax and he's always been straight with us. Hasn't he?
So, the mandate is a tax. Will middle class people making under $250,000 a year who choose not to have insurance pay a tax. Won't this increase taxes on the middle class? I thought the middle class wouldn't see their taxes increase. Even if they have insurance, their taxes will increase in the form of small "nuisance" taxes like the tax on tanning beds, the tax on over the counter medicines, etc. I guess the Affordable Care Act (the real name of Obamacare) isn't so affordable after all.
Obama has a problem. In order for his Affordable Care Act to be deemed constitutional, taxes have to be raised on everyone, even those making under $250,000. If he accepts this ruling, he breaks his campaign promise regarding taxes, if he doesn't then the last 2 1/2 years have been wasted.
How's that working out for all you Obama supporters out there?