...just think of the possibilities for future congresscritter's abilities to ADD more of the same. And you can BET if the current oligarchy remains in power, we'll be seeing these within the next 4 years. Rejoice you lefties. Now more than ever, you will be seeing everything your Federal Gubmint can do, will be done. My friend Rob Port has only a starting list of what can happen. It just must be like a Christmas gift rolled up into a birthday present for all the something-for-nothing crowd.
The Obamacare Supreme Court Precedent Means You Can Be Taxed For Doing Nothing
Jun 28, 2012
Today the Supreme Court ruled that the Obamacare insurance mandate wasn’t a mandate at all but a tax. A tax on…not doing something.
All other taxes are predicated upon some activity. Income taxes kick in when you earn income. Sales taxes kick in when you buy something. Tariffs kick in when you move goods across a border. Never before in the history of the country have we had a law that taxes you for not doing something. But the proponents of Obamacare couldn’t admit that the “tax” was really a penalty, because then they’d have to justify the law under the commerce clause which the Supreme Court clearly wasn’t willing to do, so they called it a tax on not doing something.
And Chief Justice Roberts, along with the liberal wing of the court, bought it.
So how can we use this new precedent? Here are some ideas:
We can tax gun control activists for owning guns.
We can tax Occupy Wall Street protesters for not having jobs.
We can tax football fans for not buying baseball tickets.
We can tax vegetarians for not buying hamburgers.
We can tax non-smokers for not buying cigarettes.
For better or worse, this is the precedent set by the Supreme Court.