Obama’s Cognitive Dissonance
President Obama used the word “tax” to describe the health care mandate under his reforms, a departure from his prior etymological stance that it is a penalty.
“By the way, if you’ve got health insurance, you’re not getting hit by a tax,” the president said during his Friday rally in Roanoke, his third Virginia campaign event of the day. “The only thing that’s happening to you is that you now have more security because insurance companies can’t drop you when you get sick.”
White House press secretary Jay Carney last month insisted the mandate is “a penalty because you have a choice” whether to pay it or buy insurance.
So let me get this straight: Obamacare doesn’t impose taxes on you if you have health insurance (I’m sure somehow in Liberal land this makes it a tax cut or some other hogwash) but if you don’t have health insurance, Obamacare merely penalizes you?
Yeah, it must be tiring to try and keep this ruse up for the sake of politics, or just to try and keep all these little logical leaps straight. Or maybe President Obama knows it’s a tax and just doesn’t want to believe it, and from time to time the veil slips. Either way, thanks for making our jobs easier, Mr. President.