President Obama went on TV yesterday and “categorically rejected” the notion that the costs that would be imposed by his health care plans would be a tax. Guess what?

Whatever you call it, it’s coming out of your pocket. A newspaper in North Carolina gets to the point with this headline: “A rose (tax) by any other name is still a rose (tax).”

The newspaper goes on:

In an historic public relations blitz Sunday (9-20-09) he said: “I absolutely reject that notion,” referring to the plan he is pushing to require everyone to get health insurance and fining those who do not as an increase in our taxes.

He even argued on CNN that the tax on the “Cadillac” insurance plans was not a tax on the middle class, even though some of those plans cover people making less than Obama’s definition of “middle class.”