Chuck Todd: What did you call it in Massachusetts? Were you guys calling it a tax, or a penalty?
Eric Fehrnstrom: It was a penalty. And we had... and the governor had all the authority he needed, under our state constitution, to put in place the reforms that he did.
On The Daily Rundown, Mitt Romney's senior adviser claims that when Romneycare was introduced into law in Massachusetts, Romney and his office called the individual mandate a penalty, not a tax. Now that they are trying to oppose the same type of legislation, as written by President Obama, they are calling it a tax.