Reports The Daily Caller:
President Barack Obama broke his promise to not raise taxes on middle class Americans by requiring those who opt against buying health care coverage to pay a fee, Sen. Orrin Hatch said Monday.
“Obamacare is a massive tax increase on American families and businesses,” Hatch, a Utah Republican, said in an address at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. “That, my friends, is what I call a broken campaign promise. For sure, it’s just one of many.”
Under the health care law, those who choose not to have health insurance by 2016 will have to pay a $695 fee.
“Calling it progress is a cruel joke,” Hatch said.
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