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Supreme Court Health Care Decision: Individual Mandate Survives

I just am completely shocked. IMO this is a horrible decision and sets a very scary precedent. I have not read the decision itself yet but it was found constitutional because its a "tax". So does that mean if the government wants us all to have a green car they can force us to buy one or face a tax penalty since then it would be a tax? Could you imagine if everyone had to buy this car, supply and demand would force the cost up and if you dont buy it then you still have to pay the "tax" except you dont get a car.

Where does the Federal Governments power end now? Please discuss.
 

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Ant and Grasshopper : The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving. CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast and label the ant as the greedy 1%. Chris Matthews ask, How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so? Then he says the Republicans caused it and they just want the Grasshopper to die!Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green..'Occupy the Anthill stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the above so called news stations film the SEIU and ACORN Yelling "No Justice, No Peace" followed by them singing, We shall overcome, Imagine and Kumbaya.Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson and Al "Not So" Sharpton have the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper's sake, while they #$%$ the ant and say his selfishness was the result of racism and Income Inequality. President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush 43, Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope, Fox News, ATM's, The Tsunami In Japan, Global Warming, The Tea Party, Big Banks, Private Jet Owners, Wall Street Greed, The Arab Spring, The BP Oil Spill and The Worse Economy Since the Great Depression for the grasshopper's plight.. Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in interviews with Bill Maher and Rachel Maddcow that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share and then pass a 2700 page bill called GrasshopperCare that no one reads before it becomes law. Finally, the EEOC drafts a 4000 page Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer that will heavily regulate the ants activities. The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it. The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again. The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood. The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.
 

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**** this noise, I was almost killed 3 times in a row by universal healthcare in Soviet Union.
Doctors literally gave up on me and did not want to give me an IV because they were low on them and I guess I was the runt of the pack.
My 5'1" grandma grabbed the doctor by the throat and threatened to murder him if he didn't stick that IV in me, that is why I am here today.
 

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I always thought that when I pay taxes I didnt get to pick what I wanted to pay for. Regardless of what I want they give me X amount of police, X amount of Fire firefighters, X amount of military members and so on. But now I get to pay a tax and choose what level of coverage I want? This doesn't sound like a tax I am used to paying.

I read (not sure where or how true it was) but in 2018 additional taxes will be placed on those with the more expensive health care plans to try and get them to switch for the cheaper plans. I cant verify that is true but I am just still in shock.
 
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