Saturday, November 7, 2009
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.