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  • Posted July 2, 2012 by
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    Mitt Romney advisor says mandate NOT a tax.

     

    I wonder how Romney will explain this one. Eric Fehrnstrom Romney's strategist said the mandate is NOT a tax but a penalty. Chuck Todd asked him what did they call it in Massachusetts. He says PENALTY. Oops there it is!

     

     

     

     

     

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    Romney has been conspicuously quiet on the issue for the obvious reason that as governor of Massachusetts, he imposed a health insurance mandate of his own. For that reason, his campaign has avoided addressing explicitly whether a mandate is the same thing as a tax.
    That changed when Fehrnstrom stepped directly onto a political land mine on MSNBC.
    Asked by anchor Chuck Todd whether Romney “agrees with the president” that “you should not call the tax penalty a tax, you should call it a penalty or a fee or a fine,” Fehrnstrom answered: “That’s correct.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/02/fehrnstrom-bucks-republican-line-on-obamacare-as-tax/?hpt=hp_bn3

     

     

     

     

     


    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78077.html

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/07/video-of-the-day-top-romney-aide-says-mandate-is-not-a-tax/259309/

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