Posted 8 years ago on June 30, 2012, 5:41 p.m. EST by jrhirsch
from Sun City, CA
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The recent Supreme court ruling allowing a penalty (tax) to be levied on those who do not choose to participate with the "Individual Mandate" required in the new health care bill has given birth to a new and far reaching arm of Congressional power.
Previous to this decision, Congress only had the power to levy taxes on activities, but now has the power to levy taxes on inactivities. The result is that Congress can now require us to engage in an activity. Even if you oppose the activity, the penalty (tax) is assessed onto your income tax.
In the case of the newly passed health bill, if you do not participate, a tax of $95 will be added to your tax bill in 2014. By 2016 that tax will rise to $595 or more. How much higher the tax will rise is unknown, but knowing Congress, it is much more likely to rise than to fall.
The question of how health care should be paid for is not a consideration here. The question is how much power should Congress wield?
Democracy itself is not just under attack, it has been stolen. Only the shell remains, it's heart and vital organs have been eviscerated. The peoples ability to steer government through their representatives has been hijacked by a small group of wealthy and powerful individuals.
When a small group steers government, unguided by it's many people, Democracy does not exist! And when their power extends so far that they now steer the people, we have become their servants instead of their masters!