Discussion in 'Politics' started by g5000, Jun 30, 2012.
Is forcing someone to buy health insurance okay or not?
the precedent has been set, now do a mandate that will do us some good.
I thought it was a tax not a mandate.
There is no mandate...only a tax.
No different than giving a tax break for buying solar panels or a hybrid.
well, you could say it's a mandated TAX. couldn't you?
No. It's a mandate that comes with a penalty that isn't a penalty. The penalty is a tax. But not a tax for all purposes. Just the ones the CJ likes.
And his fabulous judicial analysis is completely supported by every drop of invisible ink in the Penumbra Clause.
That's the best description of it I have heard so far.
Is it okay to force someone to buy health insurance against their will and tax them if they don't?
According to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and four liberal Associate Justices, the answer is now "yes."
According to any honest interpretation of the Constitution and the words of the ObamaCare Act, of course the answer is "no."
The former, sadly, for now, prevails.
And it would be most helpful if someone would reiterate they argument about why it is okay that a state makes you buy auto insurance but why it is not okay to be forced to buy health insurance.
What I have always heard as a retort to the auto insurance argument is that you have a choice of whether or not to own a car, whereas you don't have a choice to buy health insurance with a mandate. That it is about personal freedom to choose.
Is this correct?
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