It IS a Tax Afterall

Written by Fritz on September 22nd, 2009

When I first read the transcript of Obama’s interview with Stephanopoulos, the criticisms from the blogosphere looked hyperbolic. I only saw Obama getting mired in details that wouldn’t make much sense to most people. This quibbling has been his MO for obscuring parts of the debate he doesn’t want to have illuminated.

But then I read in the WSJ that the CBO estimates that “the Senate’s individual mandate will result in new revenues of some $20 billion over 10 years.” What? The editorial then asks “If that $20 billion doesn’t count as tax revenue, then what is it?”

So, Joe Wilson is correct? Obama’s quibbling has more to it than obfuscation.

It’s to hide the lies.


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