After Chief Justice John Roberts' contortions? "By the way, if you've got health insurance, you're not getting hit by a tax. The only thing that's happening to you is that you now have more security because insurance companies can't drop you when you get sick" [emphasis added].
And most hypocritically, "It's less a tax or a penalty than it is a principle -- which is you can't be a freeloader on other folks when it comes to your health care, if you can afford it."
It is a tax, it's not a tax, it is a tax except it's more of a principle. Got it?