Dem Rep. James Clyburn: Obamacare Mandate Is a ‚ÄúTax‚ÄĚ On ‚ÄúFreeloaders Who Don‚Äôt Purchase Insurance‚ÄĚ‚Ä¶
Wait, they‚Äôre now calling it a tax?
(CNSNews.com) ‚ÄĒ 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 don‚Äôt purchase insurance.
On Capitol Hill, Wednesday, CNSNews.com asked Clyburn: ‚ÄúIn voting to uphold the Affordable Care Act‚Äôs individual mandate, are you voting for a tax?‚ÄĚ
The number three Democrat in the House replied, ‚ÄúAm I voting for a tax? Only on those freeloaders who don‚Äôt purchase insurance.‚ÄĚ
CNSNews.com followed up with the question: ‚ÄúSo is [Supreme Court Chief Justice] John Roberts wrong in calling it a tax?‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúNo,‚ÄĚ Clyburn replied. ‚ÄúRoberts 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,‚ÄĚ replied Clyburn.