"The Affordable Care Act's requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax."
- Chief Justice Roberts, June 28, 2012
Obama got the "Affordable" Care Act through by calling it a penalty and not a tax. Lawyers went into the Supreme Court and argued it as a tax, and that's why we're dealing with this today.
This isn't rocket science, ladies and gentlemen. Call a spade a spade!