Mitt Romney said on Wednesday that the individual mandate in President Obama’s healthcare plan is a tax, he therefore criticized him for breaking a promise not to raise tax to the middle class.
Getting in line with a recent GOP talking point, Romney said in an interview with CBS News that he accepts the Supreme Court’s ruling last week upholding the Obama law as constitutional by calling the individual mandate a tax, saying “that’s what it is” and adding that there was “no way around” the majority’s decision.
”Now the Supreme Court has spoken. And while agreed with the dissent, that’s taken over by the fact that the majority of the court thinks it’s a tax – and therefore, it is a tax. They have spoken. There’s no way around that. You can say you wish they’d decided it a different way, but they didn’t. They concluded it was a tax. That’s what it is. And the American people know that President Obama has broken the pledge he made. He said he wouldn’t raise taxes on middle-income Americans.”