The Tax Question

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Republicans quickly grabbed on to today’s Supreme Court ruling that the individual mandate is an exercise of the taxing power to claim President Obama broke his promise in 2009 not to raise taxes. As Brian Beutler explains, there’s the political dimension to this argument and the legal dimension — and they are not in perfect alignment.

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.

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