President Obama insists that requiring Americans to get health insurance does not amount to a tax increase. "For us to say you have to take responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase," Obama said in response to persistent questioning, later adding: "Nobody considers that a tax increase."
Telling people to take responsibility and forcing them to do something are not the same despite what passes for logic in the liberal mindset.
"What it's saying is ... that we're not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you any more than the fact that right now everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance," he said. "Nobody considers that a tax increase. People say to themselves, that is a fair way to make sure that, if you hit my car, that I'm not covering all the costs."
Once again, we're not talking apples to apples and he's not telling the truth. First, you don't have to own an automobile. Therefore, not everyone in America has to get auto insurance.
Second, illegals often do not have a license to drive and definitely do not have insurance. So, if they hit my car, I am going to have to cover that cost. The same thing will happen with medical care. Americans will be insured, illegals will get free care no matter what anyone says.
When asked again about critics calling the requirement to pay for health insurance a tax increase, Obama said: "My critics say everything is a tax increase."
Didn't he just say earlier that "Nobody considers that a tax increase."Which is it? He can't keep his lies straight for even a few minutes.