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Friday, July 3, 2009

Senate bill fines people refusing health coverage

According the the Associated Press... "WASHINGTON – Americans who refuse to buy affordable medical coverage could be hit with fines of more than $1,000 under a health care overhaul bill unveiled Thursday by key Senate Democrats looking to fulfill President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.

The Congressional Budget Office estimated the fines will raise around $36 billion over 10 years. Senate aides said the penalties would be modeled on the approach taken by Massachusetts, which now imposes a fine of about $1,000 a year on individuals who refuse to get coverage. Under the federal legislation, families would pay higher penalties than individuals."

Our misguided elected officials may call it what they will, but my opinon is that when we are fined if we choose to opt out of Obama's master plan to ruin our country, then it is just another TAX! The CBO is already calculating the "estimated fines" - to be used for what? MORE CONGRESSIONAL PORK PROJECTS??

As you may recall, one of the boards in Obama's platform was "No more pork!"... or was I the only one actually listening, while all you lefties were mesmerized by the Great Usurper? There's more pork in congress now than there is at all the deep-south barbecue pits combined!

When are "We, the people" going to get fed up with being robbed by our government? And, if you actually believe that more than about 5% of our elected representatives actually care about and consider your input on "the issues"... I have this swamp land in Florida I'd like to tell you about.

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