When a non Tax is a Tax
When is a non-tax a tax?
Opinion link presented without much comment as I've only browsed the syllabus and read the early part of the dissent, which would have struck down the entire law.
The Solicitor General argued on the first day of oral argument that Obamacare was not a tax. Justice Alito even commented that day that the SG would be back tomorrow to argue it was. And he did just that. So the court declares it IS a tax, after the President and his allies had claimed it was not a tax, and now today, the White House is claiming that Obamacare is NOT a tax!