Naked cynicism – NYPOST.com

“When Obama is making the political case for the law, and resisting suggestions that he is raising taxes for households making less than $250,000, the penalty is a penalty. When his administration needs a legal argument to defend the individual mandate’s constitutionality, and wants to justify it under the federal government’s broad powers to tax, the penalty is a tax. It is a ‘penalty/tax,’ poised like Schrodinger’s cat, between two states of being.”

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