(VIDEO) Another Obama Lie 2009 : “Individual Mandate Is Not a Tax”
ABC News George Stephanopoulos’ 2009 interview with President Obama refusing to accept the argument that a mandate to buy health insurance is equivalent to a tax.
Supreme Court upholds Obamacare individual mandate as a tax
By Liz Goodwin
In a victory for President Obama, the Supreme Court decided to uphold his signature health care law’s individual mandate in a split decision, upending speculation after hostile-seeming oral arguments in March that the justices would overturn the law. The mandate has been upheld as a tax, according to SCOTUSblog, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberal wing of the court.
BEFORE oral arguments in March, polls of Supreme Court experts and scholars showed that most believed the mandate would be upheld as an exercise of Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce.
But AFTER justices seemed deeply skeptical of the mandate in oral arguments in March, the consensus flipped, with most experts guessing the court would strike down the law.
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