Via CBS Miami:
WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – Within minutes of the Supreme Court’s decision, Florida Democrats and Republicans began firing off statements either labeling the Affordable Care Act as either a burdensome new tax or lauding it is as monumental ruling in American history.
For the most part, Republicans came down hard on the decision and moved the talking point away from health care itself and instead tried to recast the decision as a large new tax all Americans would have to pay.
“The tax question was repeatedly refuted by members of Congress who helped pass this health care takeover,” Governor Rick Scott wrote. “The Justices have declared that the provision of ObamaCare is a judicially mandated tax. A new tax pure and simple. This is just another burden the federal government has put on American families and small businesses..."