The already unpopular 2010 health care reform law has been converted by the court into a $1.76 trillion tax increase funded by escalating taxes to be paid the vast majority of taxpayers.
GOP officials are pushing this Obamacare-to-Obamatax pitch, and are suggesting that the tax will further stall the economy.
Do we think [the Obamacare tax] is going to help economic growth? It is one more piece of evidence that the Obama administration is hurting our economic growth,” Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio told Fox News.
Recent polls show the law is supported by roughly 40 percent of the population, but is opposed by roughly 55 percent.
The vast majority of the law’s existing supporters likely will vote for Obama in November, regardless of the court’s decision.
But opponents of the law include a critical slice of the critical swing-voting bloc.