This is exactly what they did when they passed Social Security. It was to be a voluntary insurance policy while campaigning for it, but after it was passed, the courts declared it a TAX. So here we go again with LIES, LIES, AND MORE LIES.
By Philip Klein on 6.17.10 @ 2:04PM
In order to protect the new national health care law from legal challenges, the Obama administration has been forced to argue that the individual mandate represents a tax -- even though Obama himself argued the exact opposite while campaigning to pass the legislation.
Late last night, the Obama Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss the Florida-based lawsuit against the health care law, arguing that the court lacks jurisdiction and that the State of Florida and fellow plaintiffs haven't presented a claim for which the court can grant relief. To bolster its case, the DOJ cited the Anti-Injunction Act, which restricts courts from interfering with the government's ability to collect taxes. FULL STORY