Friday, September 25, 2009

Buy Health Insurance Or Else

That's the threat being made by Big Government - buy health insurance, or go to jail, or pay a $25,000 fine.

Senator John Ensign (R-NV) requested clarification from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold concerning penalties for non-purchase of health care at a cost of $1900. The handwritten confirmation from Barthold via Politico and Gateway Pundit:

Dear Senator Ensign,

Sec 7203 of the Code provides that if there is a willful failure to file, pay, maintain appropriate records and the like that the taxpayer may be charged with a misdemeanor with a penalty of up to $25,000 and not more than one year in jail.

Sincerely,
Thomas A. Barthold
I'm sorry, but the government I know cannot compel free citizens to buy cheese let alone health insurance. If the threat of a $25,000 penalty or one year in jail (federal prison) doesn't convince people of the nefarious nature on Lord Obama then just sing sing the praise songs and drink the kool-aid.



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6 comments:

Tom said...

It's not just Obama that wants this - it's also the Liberals in Congress. Of course, they will exempt themselves from the plan & penalties...

Frank Provasek said...

A note from a staffer doesn't mean anything..just more fear mongering. But I think it's a great idea. I would rather force deadbeats to buy their own insurance, rather than me pay more taxes so they get it for FREE...

Indigo Red said...

Apparently Frank does not know the import of Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold. Not just a staff member.

dcat said...

none for me thanks I'm driving!

suek said...

Look at the bright side...at least in prison, the non-payer would be supplied with health care.

The rest of the family - if s/he had one - probably would have a severely reduced income and would probably qualify for medicaid.

Problem solved - everybody has health care.

(sarc/)

Indigo Red said...

Funny how sarcasm can be more true than apparent reality, suek. My brother-in-law worked in the CA prison system and what you discribe has sometimes been the inmate's rationale for incarceration. Crude, but ultimatly rational decision.