What else should the federal government require citizens to purchase?

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    So, now that a precedent has been set (with the SCOTUS upholding the individual mandate in Obamacare as a constitutional tax) that the federal government can require us to purchase something and tax us if we refuse, what else do you think they should require us to purchase?
     
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    I'm sure there are liberal loons out ready to roll out.....

    Sun Credits on public beaches, pay for time on the beach.
    Carbon Credits, pay for your carbon footprint on the planet.
    Carbs Credits, pay for the carbs you eat above average/per day.
    Gas Credits, pay for driving your car more than average/per day.
     
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    An education?
     
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    define good? A particular brand? A particular active ingredient? A certain price point? How do you determine who followed the law? How to yo collect the tax penalty if they defy the law?
     
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    Well, if the government is going to force people to buy things, I'm hoping some educational books are among them. Because most people out there are just damned stupid.
     
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    Who determines the books required? Does one published get all the business, to the loss of another publisher? How is the penalty tax collected, should people not purchase the required tomes?
     

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