Monday, July 19, 2010

When is a Tax not a Tax?

Simple: When it's a tax.

If that's difficult to follow, don't be alarmed - our esteemed leaders in DC can't seem to keep it straight, either:

"When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to lay and collect taxes.”

As we've already noted, there was never any doubt that the individual mandate is evil because it is a tax on simply living. There is no legal requirement to own or drive a car, or buy or sell property, or eat or drink. But there is now a tax on breathing.

What will they think of next?
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