Actually, the — chief justice, in his opinion, made it very clear that, at the state level — states have the power to put in place mandates. They don’t need to require them to be called taxes in order for them to be constitutional. And — and as a result, Massachusetts’ mandate was a mandate, was a penalty, was described that way by the legislature and by me. And so it stays as it was.–Mitt Romney, explaining the difference between his health-care mandate and President Obama’s.
‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the words of Rove’s.
Like taxing candy from a babe.
Beware the Jabberwock, my Mitt!
The jaws that clench, the clause obscure.
You stepped into a pile of shit.
Humpty Dumpty hit the floor.
But like him your words can mean
Exactly what you choose
History’s a trampoline
Facts like kangaroos.
Are normal laws of synatax
Suspended for a candidate?
Can something that had been a tax
Morph into a mandidate?
You’re passing through the looking glass
Where nothing ever matters.
Tea Party with the upper class
They’re all as mad as hatters.