Obama implies that Obamacare individual mandate is a tax

While discussing Obamacare’s individual mandate in Roanoke, Va., today, President Barack Obama said, “If you have health insurance, you’re not getting hit with a tax.” The obvious conclusion is that if you don’t have health insurance, you will get hit with a tax.

Oh Barack, now you’ve tossed Twitter into a tizzy:

Admits it is a tax, not a penalty? RT @mollyesque: Obama: "If you have health insurance, you're not getting hit with a tax."

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) July 14, 2012

@BuzzFeedAndrew Sounded that way, didn't it?

— Molly Ball (@mollyesque) July 14, 2012

And the Obamabots are upset we’re even talking about such a thing! Leave King Barry alone!

@BuzzFeedAndrew I've never seen such a dumb word game consume our politics and media. Well, except maybe the "czars."

— Zachary Pleat (@zpleat) July 14, 2012

Meanwhile, conservatives add a little commentary on Obama’s rhetorical bumbling:

and if you don't…you are RT @mollyesque: Obama: "If you have health insurance, you're not getting hit with a tax."

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) July 14, 2012

It must be tough for Obama to keep track of all the taxes he wishes he could impose on America  — he said as far back as 2009 that Obamacare was “absolutely not a tax increase.” Even the leftist dimwits at ThinkProgress can’t get it straight. And somewhere orbiting another universe, Donna Brazile has tried and failed to relabel it a “wellness penalty.”  Good luck with that.

(Video courtesy of Buzzfeed.)

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