Friday, June 29, 2012

Roger’s Rules » SCOTUS & ObamaCare: The Search for a Silver Lining

Roger’s Rules » SCOTUS & ObamaCare: The Search for a Silver Lining

STEPHANOPOULOS: [I]t’s still a tax increase.
OBAMA: No. That’s not true, George. The — for us to say that you’ve got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase. What it’s saying is, is that we’re not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore than the fact that right now everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance. Nobody considers that a tax increase. People say to themselves, that is a fair way to make sure that if you hit my car, that I’m not covering all the costs.

There are millions upon millions of Americans who are refusing to purchase insurance and they are not being penalized or taxed. I want to know when the people who don't own a car, and refuse to purchase insurance for the car they don't own, will be taxed. I want to know how much that tax will be. I want these scofflaws found, arrested and punished.

OK a bit hyperbolic but if Dear Leader is going to keep throwing that "you're required to buy auto insurance" bullshit out there as a defense for raising taxes on 90% of America, I'm going to be unreasonable about it.

Lets get one thing clear, right now, right here, once and for all.

Ready?

YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BUY AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE UNLESS YOU BUY AN AUTOMOBILE!!!!
YOU WILL NOT BE PENALIZED or TAXED FOR FAILING TO BUY AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE IF YOU DON'T BUY AN AUTOMOBILE!!!!!

The argument is specious and a straw man and is designed to throw the debate in another direction.
The federal government cannot force, coerce, or otherwise threaten an American citizen into purchasing a product or service they don't want. Thats called extortion. Its illegal when the gentlemen in the dark suits come to your place of business and tell you they are offering fire insurance for a weekly premium. Apparently its now government policy for all Americans.
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are alive, and you are in the U.S., and you are taken to an emergency room, EMTALA requires hospitals to provide medical care to you. The cost of that care is passed along to the insured or to the government, raising everyone's insurance and tax rates. Repeal EMTALA and refuse to treat anyone who cannot afford to pay or is uninsured and you make the ACA unnecessary. Otherwise, fine those people who don't buy insurance and use the funds to pay for uncompensated care.

July 03, 2012 8:31 AM  

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