Individual mandate is not a tax

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    The mandate is not a tax. Sorry.

    Everyone who wants to tell me that this is a tax (you know who you are) and that it is justified under the power Congress has to impose taxes, but every single judge that has ruled on Obamacare has agreed on that single issue.

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    It's a fine or a tax, depending upon whom they need to bullshit today.
     
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    They can call it a tax, but legally it is not a tax.
     
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    It's a tax. An avoidable tax if you purchase your own health insurance.
     
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    No big deal, it is just a change from the current back end tax we have had since the 50's.

    Ten years ago one of my friends showed up broke at the ER. Darn it if we didn't get taxed to pay to have her gall bladder removed.

    New system, she had to pay for insurance every working day of her life. She can still end up unemployed and not paying BUT, if she earns money she pays.

    If you really want to change the system let hospitals throw those w/o the cash out on the street. Don't want that to happen and we need forced insurance.
     
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    How is Obama going to claim he kept his campaign promise not to raise taxes by one dime on people making less than $200k when he's also claiming that the mandate is a tax in all these court cases? All the lib/dems out there, are you ready to admit he broke that promse?
     
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    Of course, thats why Obama has never called it a tax.
     
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    Of course its not a tax with a tax everyone who qualifies pays it
    Obama has exempted thousands of his buddies from the mandate .
     
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    As well as thousands who would never vote for him.
     
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    Take that up with every single judge that has ruled on the case. Do you think your legal expertise outweighs that of the 10 or so judges that have ruled on Obamacare. That, by the way, includes the ones that support the mandate.
     

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