What is a "Tax penalty"?

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  1. The Rabbi
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    So is the mandate a tax or a penalty? The gov't can't seem to get it quite straight. I feel sorry for the Solicitor General, throwing himself on his sword for Obama. I guess getting laughed out of the Supreme Court is still some kind of honor.

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    I thought a tax penalty was something you paid if you hadn't paid enough tax. I guess Obama has a different meaning fo the word is too.
     
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    Taxes, itself, can be considered a penalty.

    So are fees. But tax penalty sounds like a superfluous phrase. Why not just tax or Penalty?


    OH wait--I see now.

    Leftist propaganda!
     
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    They have to use the term tax penalty because the government cannot fine people for doing nothing but they can tax people whenever and for whatever they want
     
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    its all going to be a penalty tax... becasue only some of us will get screwed and have to pay up.
     

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