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Romney calls health care mandate a 'tax,' contradicting a top aide – Paul Steinhauser looks at how voters could view the change

From CNN Political Ticker:

(CNN) – Mitt Romney said the federal health care reform mandate constitutes a "tax" Wednesday, contradicting the way a senior adviser to his campaign characterized his position earlier this week.

But the similar individual mandate and fee he signed into law when governor of Massachusetts is not a tax, he said in a separate interview, citing the Supreme Court's decision last Thursday.

Of the federal law, Romney told CNN's Dana Bash and Shawna Shepherd, "Supreme Court is the final word, right? The highest court in the land? They said it's a tax didn't they?"

"So it's a tax, of course, if that's what they say it is," he continued.

This morning on "Early Start," Paul Steinhauser looks at how voters could view Mitt Romney's clarification.

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