posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 06:01 PM
My opinion on this hasn't changed but my attitude has.
I was somewhat upset to see this pass. Then I read a thread on ATS, I'm sure everyone here knows the one, where the poster called detractors of the
bill "stupid". It has been changed since, I believe, but it did get me to thinking. I realized the poster was right.
It was like we were a murder of crows, sitting on a fence, trying to warn sheep that a new wolf was coming. "No," the sheep would say, "it's a new
sheepdog sent here to protect us. That's what we were promised." Even now, with the wolf inside the fence, they don't see the danger. From this
day forward, from the time you are 6 months old till the time you die, the insurance companies get money for you. Whether you pay it, or someone else
does, the insurance companies collect.
I could see this coming. I could see that there was no stopping it. By hook or crook, no matter who had to be paid off, no matter what legislative
trickery was needed, this would become law. Once it was law, it would never be repealled. I'd bet good money that the Supreme Court won't even allow
a case against the legislation to be presented, just like the income tax law.
It was stupid to be the crow, trying to warn the sheep of the inevitable. I can't be the wolf, I won't be the sheep, but I can be the vulture that
picks at the carcass of the dead sheep. Rather than be angry, I can be smart. This legislation is bound to have loopholes that you can drive a truck
through. I've already found one that exempts me from paying the fine for not having the insurance, and no, I'm not sharing the info. Find your own
loopholes. Being self-employed, I should be able to file in such a way that it looks like I have no personal income. If I'm smart about this, some
sucker with a wife and 4 kids making minimum wage that supports this legislation will be paying for my hair restoration treatment and my girlfriend's
breast enhancement while I'm cruising the Chesapeake Bay in my boat.
If you were smart enough to see this coming, you should be smart enough to "game" the system. Don't get mad, get smart.