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Posted 8 years ago on June 29, 2012, 4 p.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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Do you know what the ACA penalty really is?
If you do not buy the ACA "mandated" insurance,
the ACA will add an amount to your income tax bill.
And the ACA very carefully spells out the financial and criminal
penalty for not paying this additional amount with your tax.
The ACA specifically states the penalty -
for NOT paying ACA "tax"

The ACA states it is exactly nothing!




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[-] 1 points by Shule (2638) 8 years ago

There are many states which mandate paying an uninsured motorist "fee" for those who do not have motor vehicle insurance, and for very good reason. People should not have to pay the cost of a individual who has the audacity to drive without motor vehicle insurance when such an individual gets into an accident. To those nuts who think having health insurance is not in their realm of responsibility, how should levying a "fee", "penalty", "tax" or whatever you want to call it upon person not having his health insured be any different?

And to those lefties (like me) who would like to see single payer insurance, can we think Obama-care as a transition, and go on from there.

There are so many other bad and stupid things Obama and the rest of the government are doing these days, like dropping bombs on innocent people in the Middle-east, why are we bothering to perpetuate an already too worn bitching about what is essentially a good thing.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 8 years ago

In my opinion, it is just another example of them dropping a few crumbs for a starving public.

But yes, it pales in comparision to the bombs we are dropping. Maddow did a scathing report last night on the 300 bombs we have dropped on Pakistan and nearly 5k innocent people dead,

[-] 0 points by foreeverLeft (-264) 8 years ago

Can you imagine a 20 something with student loan payments stretching out years into the future and then tell him Obama is going to take another 10% for medical insurance he wouldn't normally have purchased for another 10-15 years? It's on the backs of these young people that Obamacare will provide for the uninsured..

Wonder when the first increase in premiums will happen? :)

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23381) 8 years ago

Young people get sick too.

[-] 0 points by JS93 (-321) 8 years ago


[-] 0 points by JusticeF0rTrayvon (-58) 8 years ago

So O-bomb-ya was lying when he said it was not a tax?

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 8 years ago

Exactly where and when did Obama say that the PENALTY
for not buying insurance was not a tax? Is this another one you got from fox?

[-] 0 points by JackPulliam3rd (205) 8 years ago

You didn't know that he said that on ABC? And is still saying it? And you blame Fox for your ignorance? Blah ha ha ha ha ha ha! You're just another DNC shill, spouting their lines out of reflex. Think for yourself.

Blah ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha..... Thanks for the laugh.

[-] 0 points by slizzo (-96) 8 years ago


here it is from ABC news.

but be warned! FOX also reported on this interview after it happened, so maybe they used their diabolical history transmorgifier button and turn george stephanopolous into a crazed, mouth-foaming right winger who used a jedi mind trick to make obama say what you can't possibly think he never said.

what planet do you live on?

oh, right. you're from the DNC plantation.

free yourself and you'll realize both parties suck balls.

[-] 3 points by Puzzlin (2898) 8 years ago

It's a matter of opinion really, either way, it is money you pay if you decide your super human and don't no damned health insurance or care. So you pay less than you would if you were more responsible and thought your health was important enough to cover. But, hey, maybe they are smarter than me and can read the future.

You have no point Slizzo, which normal for you in these parts where we appreciate the evident truth.

The Puzzler

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

Is it Slizzo? or Slizzard?

[-] -1 points by slizzo (-96) 8 years ago

"It's a matter of opinion really"

No, it's a matter of you being wrong. Living in your little DNC echo chamber, you thought it crazy that Obama said it wasn't a tax. He did say it, many times. And it wasn't something made up on Fox the president really said it and you are spectacularly ill-informed. Live with it.

The rest of your silly post had nothing to do with the point that you were wrong about. But it did make me laugh to see you desperately swerve away from the fact that you were wrong.

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 8 years ago

Thanx for the link- "But in our most spirited exchange, the President refused to accept the argument that a mandate to buy health insurance is equivalent to a tax."


SCOTUS said the PENALTY for NOT buying insurance could be considered a tax. SCOTUS not NOT say the mandate is a tax

[-] -1 points by JusticeF0rTrayvon (-58) 8 years ago

It's still a tax, even if I am giving it to your insurance company friends. I have the choice of either paying a tax, or paying a tax.

What is that?

And what do you mean "another one"? I don't listen to Fox.