June 25th, 2012

Rep. Bachmann: Health care “tax” is “unprecedented”

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) explains why she hopes the Supreme Court strikes down the health care law on Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien.

When O’Brien asks why she is against the healthcare mandate if the government has other mandates, Rep. Bachmann responds, “This is absolutely unprecedented because government has never before, at the federal level, forced an American to purchase a product or a service just because that individual breathes. Every American is forced to buy a product or service that government says, under Obamacare, which is essentially a tax because government has the monopoly. They have all the parameters and decision making, and Americans are forced to buy a very expensive product even if they don’t want it. That’s never happened before in over 235 years of our country. This isn’t the time to start that now, especially on something as intimate and personal as healthcare.”

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.