Health care ruling gives GOP new attack line — taxes
.cnn.com/2012/06/28/politics/health-care-taxes/index.html” target=”_blank”>(CNN) – Taxes took
center stage in renewed Republican attacks on the Obama administration’s sweeping health care legislation Thursday after the Supreme Court rebuffed attempts to derail it based on its constitutionality.
Using the court’s finding that the centerpiece of the law — the individual mandate — amounted to a legal exercise of congressional tax power became Plan B for the GOP.
“That’s not what the president said when he introduced the bill, but what the court said was that it’s OK because it’s a tax,” U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia, told CNN. “The debate that we’re happy to have is that our friends on the other side of the aisle [not only] want to tax what you do, they want to tax even what you free online auto insurance quotes don’t do.”
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