"I think that the governor probably needs to look at who he has within his circle of advisers"

“It’s a tax,” the Florida Republican told Greta Van Susteren of Fox News. “I think that the governor probably needs to look at who he has within his circle of advisers, and probably get … them to provide the right type of counsel and advice.”…

West, warning that the country’s sovereignty has been threatened by Congress’s “unlimited taxing authority,” suggested that Romney would be mistaken to believe that the mandate is not a tax.

“Gov. Romney needs to understand … the precedent that it now establishes whereby the federal government can, as I said, mandate a certain type of behavior or mandate a certain type of action and they can actually tax you … for your inactions,” the congressman said. “I think that’s the incredible thing that we must all understand.”