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Chris Wallace grills Obama Chief of Staff Lew on Obamacare Tax

Posted: July 6, 2012 at 10:30 am   /   by

The Obama administration have gotten themselves into a bind. They said that Obamacare was not a tax when they were selling it to us ramming it down our throats. It was found constitutional not in the way they were hoping (by an expansion of the Commerce and Necessary and Proper clauses), but under Congress’ power to tax. Now, they have to own that it is a tax. But they don’t want to, because . . .

A) people hate taxes

B) it looks like they lied before (which they clearly did)

So now, they have to spin and spin. True believers will buy their explanations, but will independents? To many people’s ears, their protestations and gyrations on the tax issue will sound sleazy.

In Jacob Lew’s case, very sleazy.

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Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.
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Chris Wallace grills Obama Chief of Staff Lew on Obamacare Tax