Chris Wallace grills Obama Chief of Staff Lew on Obamacare Tax

| July 6 2012
Christopher Cook

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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