Romney Says Health Care Mandate Is A Tax

July 4, 2012 12:00 AM
Romney Says Health Care Mandate Is A Tax
" WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has settled the debate over what to call President Barack Obama’s health care mandate.

In an interview Wednesday with CBS News, Romney says it’s a tax.

That contradicts a statement days ago by a top adviser, who said Romney viewed the mandate as a penalty or a fee or a fine — but not as a tax "

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