The Fantasy Fight Over Health Care
Bloomberg Businessweek : “In the lexicon of political insults, accusing somebody of raising taxes ranks up there as one of the worst. So it’s easy to see why Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have spent the past week twisting themselves into semantic contortions over whether the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s insurance mandate because it’s a tax means that the mandate is, in fact, a tax (Romney), or that it’s still a penalty being called a tax (Obama).” “Amid all the sniping in the Land of Make-Believe, it’s easy to forget that in the real world, it doesn’t matter. Whatever you call it, there’s zero difference between a tax, a penalty, a fine, or a fee.”