When is tax not a tax? When it's politically convenient for the Obama Administration.
David Catron discusses this in his new piece in the 9/23/2011 AmSpec, "Obamacare's Last Best Hope".
When ObamaCare was being debated in Congress, the administration insisted that the individual mandate was not a tax -- in order to get the votes. But now that it's being challenged in the courts, the same advocates are now claiming that it is a tax -- in order to get past the judges.
The degree of blatant intellectual dishonesty is breathtaking. But not surprising.
(Read the full text of "Obamacare's Last Best Hope".)