Call it a tax or call it a penalty, for the first time in our history, Americans are being told to do something or they will be penalized by their federal government for not doing it.
But be sure about one thing, supporters of ObamaCare are in a box:
If they call it a penalty, they are saying what most Americans know in their gut and what the Supreme Court affirmed: that it is unconstitutional.
If they call it a tax, they are saying goodbye to any chance of Obama being reelected and of the Democrats holding the Senate majority.
So, either way, in the short term Obama and the Democrats lose. And in the long-term they lose too because no congressman, senator or president in their right mind is going to propose any more massive government intrusions into our lives if they have to call it a tax.
I'm also confident that ObamaCare will be dismantled or rendered impotent after the November election.