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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