Americans without health care coverage in 2014 will be fined (with the exemption of the very poor). The Daily Illini
This is the one of the worst ideas ever. Why don't they just pass a law that all people are serfs. Anyone who makes between $20,000 and $100,00 a year must hand over half a quarter of their income to a car insurance company, another quarter to a health insurance company and another quarter to the government for taxes. And they can benevolently allows us to keep the third quarter to feed ourselves & our children.
If you make over $100,000 a year you give up half your income for car & health insurance but you don't have to pay taxes.
Anyone who makes less than $20,000 a dollar a year doesn't have to pay the government or health care portions but still has to pay car insurance.
Doesn't sound fair? Who cares? It's pretty much the system we just endorsed.
The TeaBaggers & such were right about the health care bill. It's stupid - but they were right for all the wrong reasons. And no one wants to listen to a bunch of racist idiots. Too bad they couldn't separate their racism from their message of smaller government & fair taxes. Because they couldn't get over themselves and their petty (yet dangerous) bigotry, the corporations are laughing all the way to the bank playing divide and conquer while lining the pockets of our politicians.
We're paying these people to abuse us and steal from us.
It's long past time for revolution. It's just that some white people are too gullible and are too afraid of this mythological race war that will never happen. They'd rather scapegoat minorities instead of believing that the people who are skinning them share their skin color. All of us need to be kicking each representative and senator in the shins until they cry uncle but it's much easier (somehow, don't ask me how) to blame minorities for the country's problems. It's a damned shame - and President Obama will be out the door once everyone, regardless of skin color, understands what this health care proposal really entails.
This is one "bipartisan" idea the President should have insisted on leaving out. Unfortunately, it's the one that's going to stick in everyone's minds come 2012. His supporters are going to think he was too weak to stand his ground against a trick like this (a burden to them) and his detractors are going to point it out as his idea (and a bad one) when it was really a Republican idea he accepted trying to keep them at the table when he should have booted them in the ass over a year ago.
It's a damned shame and it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Even so, the American people deserve better. We won't get it - not with the jerks the GOP is fielding as front runners - Palin & Romney - we may as well get ready for totalitarianism
It's an awful state of things but that's America right now. Love it or leave it.
I'm seriously thinking of doing the latter. Me & Rush Limbaugh.
Who'da thunk it?