I should have known better than to accept anything Republicans said at face value. Even I believed that Obamacare, or at least the part of it where people have to pay a penalty for not buying insurance, was “a tax.” So what, I said. So it’s a tax. It’s 1% of people who might pay 1% of their income for lacking personal responsibility and being “free riders.” I’m cool with this “tax.”
But it turns out not to be true at all.
Apparently if it were a tax, the SCOTUS would have thrown the case out due to lack of jurisdiction. They can’t actually hear a case on taxes until someone has actually paid the tax. The fact that they did hear and rule on this case proves that, at least according to the Court, Obamacare is not a tax.