Rep. Allen West says Mitt Romney may need some new advisers if his campaign continues to refer to the mandate in Obamacare as a penalty rather than a tax.

The Florida Republican told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Monday the mandate “is a tax” because it forces people to buy health insurance or be penalized by the IRS if they fail to do so. Most Republicans agree with that view.

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But Van Susteren noted that a Romney surrogate has been calling it an “unconstitutional penalty” rather than an outright tax, which she suggested seems to indicate a disagreement over message between the Republican presidential nominee and GOP leaders on Capitol Hill.

Read More at newsmax.com. By Greg McDonald.

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