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Saturday, November 7, 2009

PELOSI: Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail

H.R. 3962 provides that an individual (or a husband and wife in the case of a joint return) who does not, at any time during the taxable year, maintain acceptable health insurance coverage for himself or herself and each of his or her qualifying children is subject to an additional tax.”

If the government determines that the taxpayer’s unpaid tax liability results from willful behavior, the following penalties could apply…” [page 2]

Criminal penalties
Prosecution is authorized under the Code for a variety of offenses.  Depending on the level of the noncompliance, the following penalties could apply to an individual:
• 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]

Coercion is the better part of socialism. So they've mandated a minimum bill of $15,000 a year for health care coverage before a penalty tax kicks in, and if you can't afford both then you could be fined up to $250,000 and placed in jail for 5 years. 

Funny thing is I guarantee we won't see protests to release health care scofflaws from prison like we do to free mouthy black murdering SOBs like Mumia Abu-Jamal.

In the (near) future I guess we're all fated to be someone's bitch. 

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