Pigs On The Hill: Toss ’em in the trough

The Kick Them All Out Project  I’m in general agreement with this group: throw the pigs out!

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Pelosi bill: Jail for no insurance – The Hill’s Pundits Blog

The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation reported that the House version of the healthcare bill specifies that those who don’t buy health insurance and do not pay the fine of about 2.5 percent of their income for failing to do so can face a penalty of up to five years in prison!

The bill describes the penalties as follows:

• Section 7203 — misdemeanor willful failure to pay is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.

• Section 7201 — felony willful evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.” [page 3]

As noted later in the article, the Federal Government has no constitutional authority to impose mandatory insurance or penalties. I bet there are hundreds of lawyers just salivating at the chance to take this bill on should it become law. People may hate lawyers but we’ll need them to stop these insane ideas in the courts. Besides no one fears the lepers of the IRS anymore. No, people hate them with a vengeance that will be unleashed if they even think of trying to enforce this.

But then Ms Pelosi and her ilk haven’t a clue about what is constitutional or not as evidenced by:

CNSNews.com – When Asked Where the Constitution Authorizes Congress to Order Americans To Buy Health Insurance, Pelosi Says: ‘Are You Serious?’

CNSNews.com: “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?”

Pelosi: “Are you serious? Are you serious?”

CNSNews.com: “Yes, yes I am.”

Pelosi then shook her head before taking a question from another reporter. Her press spokesman, Nadeam Elshami, then told CNSNews.com that asking the speaker of the House where the Constitution authorized Congress to mandated that individual Americans buy health insurance as not a “serious question.”

A question is a question Madam Speaker. But then I already knew she was a complete ignoramus and arrogant to boot. She’s part of the pigs in Congress who think they are above the law, sneer at the Constitution, dismiss the Bill of Rights as irrelevant and meaningless, and believes any who question her and her fellow whack jobs are nothing more than “mobs” and un-American.

Of course she trotted out the overly used and abused Commerce Clause. The Commerce Clause is in regards to interstate (between states) commerce, not intrastate (within state) commerce. After all her precious bill specifically prohibits interstate commerce with regards to health care. Another point is that the Commerce Clause refers to economic activity (e.g. commerce) so can not be applied to economic inactivity, hence you can not mandate purchasing or goods and/or services. So yeah, unconstitutional no matter how you look at it. Ordering Americans to buy good and services with their own money or face punitive taxation and imprisonment? Not constitutional, let alone setting a dangerous precedent of tyrannical government control. What happens the next time a car company gets into trouble? According to Pelosi and the Pigs on the Hill thinking it’s simple: the government simply orders people to buy cars from that company or go to prison whether they want it or can afford it.

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