Romney Camp Breaks With Party On Obamacare “Tax”

A senior adviser to Mitt Romney has said the candidate agrees with President Obama that the penalty attached to the “individual mandate” portion of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 is not a tax.

Eric Fehrnstrom, in an interview on MSNBC, said Romney “agreed with the dissent written by Justice Scalia which very clearly stated that the mandate was not a tax.”

When the interviewer asked Fehrnstrom if he meant Romney agreed with Obama and Democrats that the penalty is not a tax, Fehrnstrom said “That’s correct”.

Earlier this year Fehrnstrom famously referred to a political campaign as being like an Etch-A-Sketch, in that once the primary is won a candidate can shake-up their message and move toward the center to whore for votes.