Saturday, November 07, 2009

Tote That Barge, Lift That Bail
Don't sign on with Nancy, and you land on jail

Interesting news release from Rep. Dave Camp, ranking member on unbelievably powerful but little understood House Ways & Means committee. The entire release can be read here;
PELOSI: Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail
JCT Confirms Failure to Comply with Democrats’ Mandate Can Lead to 5 Years in Jail

Today, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) released a letter from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) confirming that the failure to comply with the individual mandate to buy health insurance contained in the Pelosi health care bill (H.R. 3962, as amended) could land people in jail. 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.


Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

So those of us with health insurance have a 2.5 tax levied on our income? If so, then it's another "O" lie who said he will not raise taxes. Yes, I am not so naive as to believe him in the first place.

What happens to the homeless? Most of them are too poor to pay for anything.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

No. The way I understand it is either you pay $15k/year OR the 2.5% tax; failure to do one or the other lands you in jail.

Just for the record, $15/k year = $1,250/mo. I'm unemployed, and with taxes, my husband's take-home pay is far less than that each pay period. So I guess we'll be going to jail, which will be okay because - come January - we're going to not be able to pay rent or utilities anyway (since finding a job with 10% unemployment is all but impossible).

At least we'll have a bed and three squares a day. And probably better health care than people on the outside.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Amy, God will provide. Have faith!!

10:21 PM  
Blogger Kathreja said...

Well, the better arrest my ass now. So has the senate passed this piece of crap yet and who has a list of all the idiots we get to campaign against come the midterms.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Bill Hoog said...

"The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away"

12:34 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

Has anyone yet seen the long column of farmers with pitchforks and torches marching up the path to the mansion, where Dr. Frankenstein ... er, uh, Madame Pelosi is creating new life with a lightening bolt from the global warming realm?

1:23 AM  

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