Monday, November 09, 2009

The Gauntlet Has Been Cast

"Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway." ~ John Wayne

I found this information at Lone Ranger's blog. I rarely copy and paste someone elses article, but this is so unbelievably fascist in nature, I am linking to, and quoting from it directly.

I can't make this stuff up.

In a letter from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), released by Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI), the JCT states,

"H.R. 3962 provides that an individual (or a husband and wife in the case of a joint return) who does not, at any time during the taxable year, maintain acceptable health insurance coverage for himself or herself and each of his or her qualifying children is subject to an additional tax"

(BTW, how much is "acceptable"?)

"If the government determines that the taxpayer’s unpaid tax liability results from willful behavior, the following penalties could apply…”


“Criminal penalties

Prosecution is authorized under the Code for a variety of offenses. Depending on the level of the noncompliance, the following penalties could apply to an individual:

• Section 7203 – misdemeanor willful failure to pay is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.

• Section 7201 – felony willful evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.”

The cost of Obama's health care insurance, which we will be compelled to purchase whether we want to or not, is $15,000.00. I assume this is a yearly fee. I don't know if they will want it all up front or if they will allow us to pay for it incrementally.

I wouldn't put it past these Liberal elitists to expect payment in full and in advance.

I am not poor, but I am not wealthy, either. I cannot afford to pay for Obama's health insurance.

Nor can I afford the fine levied for not purchasing Obama's health insurance.

How is this plan supposed to make health care affordable for those who cannot afford health care now?

I get notices in the mail and over the phone all the time offering to sell me health insurance plans for much less than Obama is planning on selling it, and I can't afford them, either.

Frankly, this scares me. I am a law abiding citizen.

I am not a criminal.

If this information is correct, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and company intend to criminalize my inability to afford health care insurance.

I will not pay them.

They have thrown down the gauntlet. They have challenged the strength of my resolve.

I don't fight back, but I don't back down, either. I stand firm.

At this point, I wouldn't accept the Government's health care plan even if it was free, and wasn't paid for with taxes, and I was dying of a curable disease. It has become the principle of the thing, now.

I do not intend to go to jail. I do not intend to pay any fines.

I dare them to try to force me to buy their Government health care.

I am not a particularly courageous guy, but when I get angry, I know no fear, and this makes me extremely angry.

They are in for a helluva fight.


Lone Ranger said...

This is how leftists always work, from Stalin to Kim to Castro to Obama. Their programs are SO wonderful that you MUST participate, OR ELSE.

You might not be a criminal now, but you will be. Then, it's off to the gulags -- or into the hills.

Trader Rick said...

I stand beside you Mark. And I've lived in the hills, I can do it again!

Marshall Art said...

This has got to be a piece of cake for even the mediocre shyster versed in Constitutional law. If this piece of manure doesn't end up before the Supreme Court, assuming it ends up in the final version after the Senate farts around, then an uprising is justified.

Trader Rick said...

Marshall Arts is talking Treason. I love it!!

Ms.Green said...

I with you, guys. I'm standing my ground. Don't tread on me.

Jim said...

You will not be forced to buy health insurance under the bill. You will not go to jail if you fail to buy health insurance. You can simply pay the tax penalty. Like any other tax, failure to pay a tax is subject to civil and criminal penalties.

Mark said...

You don't get it, Jim. I will not pay a tax penalty imposed on me because I refused to buy the government health insurance.

Call it a tax, call it an insurance payment, call it anything you want to, I will not pay one red cent to the Government for my health care.

It is unconstitutional for the Government to compel me to purchase health insurance or health care or however you want to define it against my will. And it abridges my freedom to choose what I want to do with my own money.

Mark said...

Frankly, Jim, I don't understand how you could support this legislation.

It is oppressive and repressive.

Do you really want to be completely controlled by the Government?

Jim said...

"Do you really want to be completely controlled by the Government?"

In a few years when I am Medicare-eligible, will I be completely controlled by the Government? I don't think so.