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That’s right – jail time for those without acceptable levels of health insurance is what Nancy Pelosi is after.
Republicans opposed to the bill on the House Ways and Mean Committee said they received confirmation from the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation Friday that the Pelosi/House Democratic bill would penalize Americans who don’t get insurance either from private providers or the government.
“The JCT letter makes clear that Americans who do not maintain “acceptable health insurance coverage” and who choose not to pay the bill’s new individual mandate tax (generally 2.5% of income), are subject to numerous civil and criminal penalties, including criminal fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment of up to five years,” House Republicans said in a statement Friday.
Read more about it here, but know that the only sensible statement in the whole column was this:
“Individual mandates are a form of corporate welfare, forcing people to buy what they do not need or want and often can’t afford. The push for individual mandates does not emanate from concern over people who are uninsured, but from a desire to create a new funding pool to subsidize health care for others. To the extent it taxes marginal earners, it is Robin Hood in reverse,”Clint Bolick, Goldwater Institute litigation director. The Phoenix-based group favors limited government.
Nancy Pelosi is willing to make healthy young 20-somethings without health care the next massive wave of criminals in this country. Is this really America anymore?
So let me get this straight Nancy Pelosi – In one operating room a woman is having her 4th unwanted and innocent unborn child ripped out of the womb with a plunger, salad tongs and a set of forceps. In the next operating room a young man without health insurance is being put back together because he has just been run over by a 4th offense drunk driver – and you think the criminal is the young man?