The Supreme Court has ruled the Obamacare mandate is a tax. Now the Democrats are calling it a penalty.
In the space of a few days its gone from a mandate to a tax to a penalty. Before it’s over it will be called a refund. The politicians, media, lawyers, pundits, and courts have a way of muddying the waters.
It’s up to Romney and the rest of the Republicans to keep the argument sharply focused that it’s a huge new tax. So far they haven’t been doing a good job.