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Senator Marco Rubio: “I Hope People Back Home Fully Understand What This Now Means”

“It is now unlawful for you not to buy health insurance. And if you don’t buy it, you have an IRS problem.”


Complete Text of Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care

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2 Responses to “Welcome to Obamatax”

  1. Richard Grabman Says:

    Uh… did you read the ruling before you wrote this? It is not a tax, but a fine for not having insurance. No different than a municipal fine for, say, not mowing one’s lawn.

  2. Fausta Says:

    Richard,
    Here are Roberts’s own words (emphasis added):
    Under the mandate, if an individual does not maintain health insurance, the only consequence is that he must make an additional payment to the IRS when he pays his taxes. That, according to the Government, means the mandate can be regarded as establishing a condition–not owning health insurance–that triggers a tax–the required payment to the IRS. Under that theory, the mandate is not a legal command to buy insurance. Rather, it makes going without insurance just another thing the Government taxes, like buying gasoline or earning income. And if the mandate is in effect just a tax hike on certain taxpayers who do not have health insurance, it may be within Congress’s constitutional power to tax.
    A tax is a tax is a tax.