definition of tax: a sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific facilities or services, levied upon incomes, property, sales, etc.
SCOTUS claims that the gov't forcing us to pay sums of money because we do not buy health-insurance, that this sum of money can be reasonably considered a tax. The twisted part is, I can see that argument. It is to support specific services, though not related to the cause of the taxation. It is levied upon property. Strictly speaking, this is a tax.
This is a horrendous law, IMO. If instead it were a single-payer system I wouldn't be pulling my hair out about - though I wouldn't be happy even a little. But I am pulling my hair out over this law. I pin the blame of this law passing entirely on the people of the United States. Not SCOTUS.
We cannot afford a grossly incompetent, functionally illiterate body in charge of upholding the rule of law as written. They are negligent in their duty, and there is no little hope of remedy. The system is broken beyond repair.
Last edited by JayDubya; 06-28-12 at 09:46 AM.
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Now the states have an opt-out clause, correct?
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