Obama used to insist that the healthcare mandate was not a tax. Now, in court, in fighting state nullification, the Obama Administration says just the opposite.
From an OpenLeft quick hit
Obama: Mandate is not a tax … until after the vote (bmull)
Remember when George Stephanopolous whipped out the dictionary on Obama who replied, “I absolutely reject that notion (that the mandate is a tax)?” Well, that was then. This is now.
Whether or not you believe the ends justify the means, it’s hard to see how this flip-flop doesn’t hurt Democrats in the election.