In 2009, President Obama Insisted that the Health Insurance Mandate is Not a Tax


The Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate to purchase health insurance today as a tax rather than as a valid use of congressional power under the Constitution's Commerce Clause. But in September 2009, President Obama insisted that the mandate was absolutely not a tax. Watch below:

Update: And here's when Obama promised never to raise taxes on anyone earning less than $250,000 a year. The mandate, of course, does not have an income test.