If it doesnít walk like a duck or quack like a duck, itís not aÖ.tax
Friday, June 29, 2012
Just looking at the tax issue relative to the U.S. Supreme
Court decision on ObamaCare:
In order to avoid strengthening liberalsí use of the Commerce
Clause, Chief Justice Roberts has declared that the individual
mandate is funded by a tax.
It's not possible to intelligently analyze something that
doesn't make sense.
First, what's the difference between arguing that the Commerce
Clause can't require the purchase of health insurance, and that
we must pay a penalty if we don't have health insurance?
Second, this isn't a tax. A tax would be ALL taxpayers
paying another payroll deduction like the one for Medicare, or
heaven forbid, if the income tax rate was increased for everyone
to cover health insurance for all. This is a penalty on specific
individuals who donít buy what the government wants them to buy.
Chief Justice John Roberts seems to have fallen down the rabbit
hole to Wonderland, where President Obama has morphed into the
Cheshire Cat, grinning from a tree.
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