Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod told the New York Times that Mitt Romney's health care law tax argument is a "nightmare" for the former governor and his staff.
“For years, he was the world’s biggest proponent of this very freeloader penalty to keep people from gaming the system by refusing health insurance and then sticking taxpayers with the tab,” Axelrod told the Times. “It is precisely what he did in Massachusetts. We modeled it after this plan. Now the ‘super PACs’ and his allies in Congress are going after this very provision, falsely depicting it as a broad-based tax on the middle class. And for Romney to acknowledge that lie is to condemn himself.”