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Supreme Court / Health Care Plan / Tax vs. Penalty #1026110

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jul 02, 2012
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(Studio: Ashleigh Banfield) The political debate over the Supreme Court decision upholding President Obama's health care law introduced. [Representative Nancy PELOSI, Maryland Governor Martin O'MALLEY, OBAMA, White House chief of staff Jack LEW, Obama adviser David AXELROD†- call the mandate a penalty.] [Senators Marco RUBIO, Mitch MCCONNELL, Representatives Michele BACHMANN, John BOEHNER, Cathy McMorris RODGERS†, Governor Bob O'DONNELL†, Mitt ROMNEY - call it a tax.] Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' decision on taxes quoted. The CNN/ORC poll findings on the public's view of the court ruling.

(Studio: Ashleigh Banfield) Live discussion held with CNN's former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, Jeffrey Toobin and former Obama press secretary Bill Burton about the tax/penalty issue. [TOOBIN - says the Supreme Court said this penalty/tax was justified under the taxing power of the Constitution.] [FLEISCHER - comments on what the Romney campaign is saying about the Massachusetts "penalty" while Obama has switched on the tax/penalty phrasing.] [BURTON - talks about the penalty on freeloaders; assesses the poll numbers in the swing states for Romney vs. Obama.]

Banfield, Ashleigh

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