Michael Steele, the former head of the Republican National Committee is not buying into the Republican talking points. Ever since the Supreme Court came out supporting the President’s healthcare reform law, Republicans have been on a rampage telling everyone who would listen that this law – also called ObamaCare – will be the biggest tax on middle class America. And not to be outdone, Rush Limbaugh, the unofficial official mouthpiece of the Republican party is telling his faithful radio following that ObamaCare would be the biggest tax “in the history of the world!”
Of course it’s all a lie, but that’s not stopping these Republicans from using fear to control their base. So imagine my surprise when Michael Steele went on MSNBC’s Hardball and told the truth!
Asked about the law and the fact that Americans are buying into the Republican lie, Steele admitted that the tax/penalty would only be on a small group of Americans who decides not to follow the law.
there is that element of confusion that now exist out there. You’re talking about a small percentage of people, those who does not comply with the law who would be subject to this penalty/tax. But the broader population thinks it applies to them.