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Remember during the fight over healthcare reform when President Obama insisted that the changes to the IRS code which would force Americans to purchase a private insurance was not a tax?  Well, it appears now that either Obama’s Administration has had a change of heart about that, or, they lied to us in order to get the massive legislation passed.

According the New York Times, Obama’s Justice Department is now admitting that the health insurance mandate IS in fact a tax and “is ‘a valid exercise’ of Congress’s power to impose taxes.”

Read the article:  Changing Tune, Administration Defends Insurance Mandate as a Tax – NYTimes.com.

Other sources on this subject:

  1. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/07/19/ken-blackwell-ken-klukowski-blueprint-obamacare-elena-kagan-supreme-court/
  2. http://www.rightpundits.com/?p=6724