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Explaining the Legalese of the US Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act ~ pj - Updated | 355 comments | Create New Account
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Explaining the Legalese of the US Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act ~ pj - Updated
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 02 2012 @ 07:11 AM EDT
Hear! Hear! from Scania.

Any country without a publicly funded Health Care System is not Civilized.

When will the US stop fighting the Civil War?

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

Liberty
Authored by: YurtGuppy on Monday, July 02 2012 @ 10:42 AM EDT

I believe the answer can be found in the concept of liberty.

In the US it has been an accepted understanding that a person could participate
minimally in the general society. He could make poor decisions and even be self
destructive to a certain degree.

Over time that ability has eroded. A hermit with a child may suffer some
oversight by the state. A hermit with income has to pay income taxes. A hermit
who grows wheat to feed to his pet goat is subject to laws about interstate
commerce.

And now a hermit has to pay a tax so that hospitals and insurance companies
don't go broke. (I don't think the tax money actually goes to the hospitals and
insurance companies, but it's the thought that counts.)



---
a small fish in an even smaller pond

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