House Speaker John Boehner said that Republicans would work toward abolishing Obamacare which was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. They plan on playing semantics with Chief Justice John Roberts’ ruling that the individual mandate part of the law is a “tax”. Of course Mitt Romney says that he will work towards repealing Obamacare because it is a tax.
Well, I live in Massachusetts, the only state in the Union, where the individual mandate is the law of the land. What Speaker Boehner and Rep. Eric Cantor seem to gloss over is who the governor of Massachusetts was at the time of the passing of the individual mandate and signed it into law.
None other than Governor Mitt Romney.
Remember this simple equation:
Obamacare = Romneycare
In Massachusetts if you do not buy private health insurance you are subject to a $900 dollar fine which is assessed to your income taxes at the end of the year. So, using Republican logic this is a tax which only Massachusetts residents are subject to at the moment.
Therefore, it is extremely disingenuous of Gov. Romney to say that he is not in favor of taxing those who can not afford health insurance. He already did it in Massachusetts.