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The Real Flip-Flopper on ObamaCare

epatterson Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 12:29 PM
Ah, another Mikey Medved Golden Turkey.

Media focus on Mitt Romney’s purported “flip-flop” on ObamaCare—on whether or not it’s a tax—steals attention from much more consequential contradictions by President Obama. For two years, the administration promised that their sweeping legislation hiked no taxes on the middle class, but now they embrace the idea that the mandate is a new tax because that’s the only way the Supreme Court declared it constitutional.

Romney, on the other hand, always condemned the plan for its crushing tax burdens, and within hours of the Court’s decision, he delivered a clear, powerful statement ripping ObamaCare as “bad policy” because...