Court decision calling penalty a tax sets off a political debate
Is it a tax? Can it be called a penalty, maybe a fee or a fine? How about a penalty tax? Following the high-stakes Supreme Court ruling that narrowly upheld President Obama’s health care law, a new debate entered high-gear on Friday in an effort to brand the law and how Americans think of it. The debate is infused with an ample amount of politics, a decent amount of legalese, and plenty of spin.