I wrote about this earlier: Healthcare: It Is A Tax Hike!
I suppose that the American Spectator says it "more better" than myself.
[...] Yet the idea of a mandate as a tax does not merely come from Stephanopoulos, or critics, or Merriam Webster, but from language in the current draft of the Baucus bill itself. In fact, on page 29, the Baucus proposal reads, "The consequence for not maintaining insurance would be an excise tax....The excise tax would be assessed through the tax code and applied as an additional amount of Federal tax owed." [...]
A tax is a tax is a tax in ANYONE'S book except for the lad that WANTS a tax hike but says the dictionary is not correct.
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