Dem Rep. James Clyburn: Obamacare Mandate Is a âTaxâ On âFreeloaders Who Donât Purchase InsuranceââŚ
Wait, theyâre now calling it a tax?
(CNSNews.com) â Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the assistant House Democratic leader, admitted Wednesday that the individual mandate found in the Obamacare is a tax imposed on those who donât purchase insurance.
On Capitol Hill, Wednesday, CNSNews.com asked Clyburn: âIn voting to uphold the Affordable Care Actâs individual mandate, are you voting for a tax?â
The number three Democrat in the House replied, âAm I voting for a tax? Only on those freeloaders who donât purchase insurance.â
CNSNews.com followed up with the question: âSo is [Supreme Court Chief Justice] John Roberts wrong in calling it a tax?â
âNo,â Clyburn replied. âRoberts said, I cannot find a way to uphold this under the Commerce Clause but I can find it under the taxing authority of the Congress,â replied Clyburn.