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Obama Budget Director Denies Individual Mandate A Tax

By on 2.15.12 | 12:45PM

I mentioned earlier that Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) put acting Obama budget director Jeffrey Zients in a tough spot. Based on Garrett's question, Zients could either stick to his claim that the budget doesn't raise taxes on individuals making less than $200,000 a year and families making less than $250,000 a year or repeat the Obama administration's legal argument that the individual mandate is a tax.

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