What will you have to give up in order to afford your Obamatax ?

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    If you don't have a healthcare plan and intend to pay the tax, what will you need to give up in order to be able to pay the bill ?
    Your deluxe smartphone plan ?
    Cable TV ?
    Internect connection ?
    Movie dates ?
    Car insurance ?
     
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    if it's just a 700 tax/fine I wont give up anything, I don't have insurance now, and I will still get a refund even after the Fine. If I have to buy insurance, even with the Help they give, it will mean 4 to 5 grand out of pocket a year, that I simply do not have. Mandating I do something I cant afford is not helping me do it.
     
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    The proverbial "elephant in the room" is the fact that there is no mechanism in the Obamacare law to collect the "penalty tax" for non-participation.

    No power to seize property.
    No power to put liens on property.
    No power to garnish wages.
    No provision to "criminalize" non-payers.

    The "penalty tax" is absolutely UNENFORCEABLE.
     
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    I have to be honest. The penalty tax is a non issue for me. Im more worried about the damage this bill as a total will do overall to our nation. Will small businesses like mine withstand if the economy further tanks as a result of it. Will future clients have the money to hire me?

    Dont get me wrong, the penalty is a crock but it wont affect me or my client base. Killing the bill as a whole is far more important than focussing all of our attention on one aspect of it.
     
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    Whereas, before, people without a healthcare plan were just mooching off the rest of us if they got really sick.

    So, in essence, we were paying for their Cable TV, internet connection, etc, etc..
     
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    Does your business have over 50 employees?
     
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    Hey, I have this great beach front condo in Utah, it overlooks Diamond Head !
    I could really use some cash, so this is a one time offer to let it go really cheap !
     
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    Nope. And I get where you are going but thats not my point. This bill has much larger implications.
     
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    In the long run I agree, but for the next several years there are going to be a lot of questions. Once you begin a whole new entitlement, it will only grow and who knows how it's going to be paid for.
     
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    There are a whole load of implications with this legislation, yes, some good, some bad.

    But you at least will not be forced to get coverage or pay a penalty.
     

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