OK…SCOTUS ruled that the Individal Mandate is unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause…all the Justices agree that you cannot create commerce in order to regulate it. They also dismissed that the General Welfare clause gives the goobermint authority to compel The People to purchase something that the Goobermint deems to be beneficial to the general welfare (health) of the populace.
What they said is that the Individual Mandate is OK because it is a tax…either you pay the tax to the IRS for not buying insurance (and are then covered under OBambiCare), or you pay the tax to the insurance company directly (you are then covered by insurance under the dictates of OBambiCare).
It walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck. We’re being forced to spend money, period.
So I say we take the Libs down the shitter with us…we need to pass a law that taxes everyone who does not own a shotgun for home protection, and a handgun for personal protection outside the home. The impetus for this is the fact that he police can’t be everywhere, and it would cost zillions of dollars to hire enough police to ensure safety.
Every person in the home has to be covered also, so if there are 2 parents and 5 kids, that’s 1 shottie and 7 handguns. If thy cannot prove they have enough guns for everyone, then the need to be taxed appropriately for the burden they place on their fellow taxpayers vis-a-vis the exorbitant taxes needed to provide enough police to protect them.
Yeah…I think that if we screw the libs by taxing them for what THEY don’t want to buy (just like they are now able to tax folks who do not want insurance in order to compel them to buy aginst their will) that will drive home the point of how stupid their law is, and the can of worms that their law just opened with the affirmation of SCOTUS.