Disgusted By How I Am Being Treated

talks about how the Supreme Court decision now leaves a conundrum for the State governments.  Now that the Supreme Court has said that the Federal Government does not have the power to force States to expand Medicaid, it is up to the State governments to decide if they want to expand the program and face a substantial increase in their expenditures for years to come, or, put in exchanges funded 100% by the Federal Government.

All the while, Jen Taxpayer is thinking, “My taxes are going to go up, and nobody will speak for me.”

I’m screwed both ways here.  It’s not a matter of whether my State will save money by doing one thing or the other.  Both my State taxes AND my Federal taxes are going to go up.  Substantially.

I am a State taxpayer, and a Federal taxpayer.  We aren’t talking about different people, just one person footing two bills.

And then, in 3 1/2 years, I have to prove I have health insurance, and if experience has shown me anything at all, it will be about the same time the employer will dump my insurance.

So then I have to go buy insurance, to top it all off.

This is a purely practical reality, not a partisan complaint.  There is no way out, this is my future.  All I have now is to try to minimize my financial stake.  In my fervor to do so, I noticed the author points this out:

Thus, if states neither expanded Medicaid nor set up exchanges, that would effectively block most of ObamaCare’s new entitlement spending.

I want that one, I pick that, write me down, I’m for it, where can I sign up, I’ll lead the march and print the petitions.

At the same time, if you don’t buy insurance, and you don’t really have to pay the fine, :

The law, however, severely limits the ability of the IRS to collect the penalties. There are no civil or criminal penalties for refusing to pay it and the IRS cannot seize bank accounts or dock wages to collect it. No interest accumulates for unpaid penalties.

So how can the IRS enforce the mandate? Scary letters and threats to withhold tax refunds.

Ha!   What tax refunds?  After digging in my purse for loose change, and checking my dryer, the feds and the State won’t find any more money to take, there won’t be any stinking tax refunds.

If this nation’s governments were sane, they would automatically know what I must be thinking on this.  But, instead of picking the door that says, “Less Government Intrusion,” they continuously demand more complicated methods to steal my children’s food.

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Rangel Uses God For Political Gain

Rangel makes fiscal responsibility a moral argument.

He asked, “What Would Jesus Do?

, written by Jeannie DeAngelis of Big Government is sophisticated and informed.  She puts it in very clear terms that Rangel is simply using God for political gain.  She throws the idea of Democrats funding abortion and not paying their taxes, right back in Rangel’s face.  Arguing against this tripe is simple, and Jeannie soundly rebukes Rangel.

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“What would Jesus do this weekend? Or Moses. Or Allah. Or anyone else,” the New York congressman said at a press conference on Capitol Hill. “I don’t want this book (debt negotiations) closed without the clergy having an opportunity to forcefully express themselves as well as I know they can do.”

“I have not heard from those people who have been called by God to protect the poor. I haven’t heard them,” he said. “The issues that are going to be discussed this weekend involve spiritual, moral issues.”

And Rangel’s plea to the poor and helpless? Call your religious leaders and ask, “what is Medicare all about? What is Medicaid all about? Why do we have taxes?'”

Jesus Christ would have asked that we offer our help to the least, the poor, the elderly.

What He would not do is use coercion through government, under penalty of fines or imprisonment to do the same.

Fiscal responsibility is a moral argument, however, Rangel uses the victim’s approach. What is immoral is having morally repugnant leaders in DC determining how we are to care for the poor and elderly.

Those religious leaders that Rangel calls on should stand up and say, “We take care of our poor, and our elderly, but the ranks of the poor and elderly get larger every time lawmakers try to make things equal.”

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