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    Tax needle threaded perfectly

    Tax needle threaded perfectly

    The conundrum – how to be intellectually consistent that the mandate was an unconstitutional penalty to force people into commerce, yet deal with the fact that The Chief and the four liberal Justices called it a constitutional tax.

    I said the only solution to this pretzel logic was to say, the Supremes are the Supremes and the Supremes have spoken.  In other words, we don’t need no stinkin’ logic if they don’t use no stinkin’ logic.

    After a kerfuffle of mixed messaging, Romney threaded the needle perfectly (video h/t Hot Air):

    In an interview with Jan Crawford of CBS News, Mr. Romney said: “While I agreed with the dissent, that’s taken over by the fact that the majority of the court said it’s a tax, and therefore it is a tax. They have spoken.”

    “They concluded it was a tax. That’s what it is, and the American people know that President Obama has broken the pledge he made,” he added. “He  said he wouldn’t raise taxes on middle-income Americans. Not only did he raise the $500 billion that was already in the bill, it’s now clear that his mandate as described by the Supreme Court is a tax.”


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    Browndog | July 4, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Lib press to Romney: “So, what it’ll be?

    Romney: “I’ll have what you’re having”

    Lib press: “Hey, you gotta pick one. Is it a tax, or a mandate?”

    Romney: “Yes.”

    Lib press: “No fair!!”

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Browndog. | July 4, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Hey Brownie-you ought go over to The Washington Times & read James Delingpole re Romney & the NHS. for fun .

      It would not hurt to read Dekkers’ “Thanks to King George” either.

      But Happy July4 from The British Empire. at least you gus are not french or worse -Hispanic.

    LukeHandCool | July 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Better late than never!

    Romney agrees the mandate is a tax.

    And no later does Anderson Cooper become the last person on earth to acknowledge he’s gay.

    Tying up those loose ends!

    BannedbytheGuardian | July 4, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I am glad Mr Romney read my posts yesterday & has begun to explain.


    Phillep Harding | July 4, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Isn’t it unconstitutional because it did not follow the correct procedure, laid out in the Constitution, for tax legislation?

      nordic_prince in reply to Phillep Harding. | July 4, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      The Constitution? They don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution – just ask our Emperor Wannabe, Mr. “I’ve got to act if Congress won’t act,” or ask the Supremes.

    Henry Hawkins | July 4, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Roberts treated our Constitution like a lab rat treats a maze.

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