I don't know how you could possibly explain that away well enough to make that true except to people that want to play games. Even Stephanopolis knew it was a tax. Obama looked like a fool during that interview.
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Like, here, what do you see as the difference between a "fine" and a "tax"? Seems to me that they're basically just two different spins on the same thing. Well, the taxation clause enables Congress to do that thing.
This discussion has got me thinking...Would anyone find it useful if I created a website where you could estimate your premiums and subsidies on the new individual health insurance exchanges? It wouldn't be 100% accurate (since the health insurance exchanges don't go live until 2014), but it could at least give you a good ballpark estimate of what you'd be paying. I can build an estimator if people would actually use it.
Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
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