In the Blaze's short research we have uncovered three high profile, on-the-record declarations from the Administration strongly repudiating the notion of the Individual Mandate as a tax.
1. The White House Budget Director, Jeffrey Zients: "No."
2. Health & Human Services Secretary Sebelius: "[The IndividualMandate] is not per-say a tax."
3. The President: "I absolutely reject that notion [mandate is a tax]."
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