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House Healthcare Bill Uses 'Tax' 87 Times

Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 01:17 PM

By Grover Norquist

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A word search of the 1,990-page House healthcare bill (H.R. 3962) reveals that the term “tax” is used 87 times; “taxable” is used 62 times; and “excise tax,” 10 times.

Other terms of interest, to tax your mind, are as follows:

Term Number of uses

“Taxes” 15 times
“Fee” 59 times
"Penalty” 113 times
“Require” 118 times
“Must” 58 times
“Shall” 3,424 times

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