These Clueless Republicans Must Stop Willfully Ignoring the Substance of This Unconstitutional Obamacare Disaster
If this keeps going this way, we’re going to lose it all, folks. Unless some people get their heads in the game and focus on what really happened here and what really is happening, we’re going to go down the tubes. (interruption) No, no, no! This silly debate about whether it’s a penalty or a tax. Looking for silver linings. What the heck does it matter? All that is irrelevant! And you’ve got Romney’s guy going on MSNBC saying, “No, no, no, no, no! We don’t think what the court said is a tax. It’s a penalty.”
This is the guy who made the statement about, “Well, you know, our policies are Etch-A-Sketch. We got an Etch-A-Sketch for the campaign and we erase it.” Eric Fehrnstrom is his name. The RNC chairman just put this out. The individual mandate is not a tax ’cause he’s gotta stay in sync with Romney. I don’t know why people are so upset. We warned everybody that Romney’s vulnerability is Romneycare. And Romney and Fehrnstrom were out there saying they disagree with the court. This isn’t a tax. It’s a penalty because Romney doesn’t want it said about Romneycare that what he imposed is a tax. So the RNC has to go along with the individual mandate is not a tax, but we’re gonna call it that anyway he says. The chairman of the Republican National Committee said the individual mandate is not a tax but the Republicans are gonna call it that anyway. You’re wasting your time talking about whether it’s a penalty or a tax.