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Axelrod joins the dissent: it’s ‘a penalty’

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David Axelrod, the top campaign strategist for President Obama, said that the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare will prevent “free riders” from driving up health care costs, as he defended the mandate as a penalty, not a tax. “[W]e shouldn’t have free riders in the system who drive up everyone healthcare [costs],” Axelrod said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, recalling Mitt Romney’s defense of the...

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