Remember George Bush (41) saying “Read my Lips… no new taxes!!
The critical decision by a majority on the Supreme Court to treat the individual mandate included in President Barack Obama’s health care law as a constitutionally justified tax is at direct odds with how the president defended the legislation in 2009 as he was working to wrangle sufficient votes to get it passed.
Shortly after Obama took to the House chamber to deliver a speech before a joint session of Congress in September 2009, he sat down with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos for an interview on the subject.
Stephanopoulos pressed the president on how he could keep his promise not to raise taxes on most Americans, but require they be fined if they don’t carry health insurance.