By Javier ManjarresWith the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the individual insurance mandate in the Affordable Care Act is really a tax, it seems as if President Obama and Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz can’t seem to get their stories straight on this issue.
As you will recall, President Obama once told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that the individual insurance mandate “is not a tax.” Well, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz explained to MSNBC’s Chris Matthew’s that it is indeed a tax.
DNC Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz, who is also running for re-election to Congress, has taken a considerable PR blow after the revelation that she was being “booted” as the DNC Chair after the November elections. Couple that with the Miami Synagogue speaking fiasco and the fact that President Obama and the administration are at odds with her are indicators the recipe for Democratic disaster is set.
What exactly does Wasserman Schultz mean by this statement that “you’ll be assessed differently than if you carried healthcare?”
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If you choose not to have healthcare, you can do that. But, you just need to understand that you will be treated differently on your tax return at the end of the year, and you’ll be assessed differently, than if you carried healthcare -Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
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