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Being forced to pay a tax if we don't buy their insurance sounds like extortion and slavery to me;
does buying medical care vs getting taxed sound like a free world to you?
This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity
generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the U.S.
Department of Energy.
I then took a shower in the clean water provided by a municipal water utility.
After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC-regulated channels to
see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic
and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be
like, using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration.
I watched this while eating my breakfast of U.S. Department of
Agriculture-inspected food and taking the drugs which have been
determined as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
At the appropriate time, as regulated by the U.S. Congress and kept
accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the
U.S. Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration-approved automobile and set out to work on the roads
build by the local, state, and federal Departments of Transportation,
possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level
determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender
issued by the Federal Reserve Bank.
On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via
the U.S. Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school.
After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks
to the workplace regulations imposed by the Department of Labor and
the Occupational Safety and Health administration, enjoying another
two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my
NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to my house which has not burned
down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and
Fire Marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all its
valuables thanks to the local police department.
And then I log on to the internet -- which was developed by the
Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration -- and post on
Freerepublic.com and Fox News forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine
is BAD because the government can't do anything right.
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
Shocking Audio: Rep. Dingell Says ObamaCare Will Eventually ‘Control the People’
Surely he didn't mean it the way it sounded,
"It takes time to put the legislation together to control the people."
[edit on 083131p://bWednesday2010 by Stormdancer777]
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
I'm a bit offended by those of you who are telling him to relax.
This is WORSE than the Patriot Act.
If they are allowed to continue not listening to Americans who pay their salaries, are allowed to steal from you and give it to corporations who don't give a damn about you then you are not a patriot and do not deserve to live under the Flag you hold so dear.
Wake up America, get on the bandwagon.
Enough is enough don't you think?
I'm not even American and I am thoroughly disgusted by this sort of legislation.
Originally posted by butcherguy
reply to post by hotbakedtater
Just want to say that no one will deny that this bill will force you to buy insurance or pay a fine.
I have a problem with that.
Republicans' decision to make the public option the focus of their efforts to defeat President Obama's health care plan may look like sound political strategy from afar but it runs the risk of distracting voters from arguments against the proposal based on more GOP-friendly issues like taxes and spending.
Quote from : Wikipedia : United States Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury is an executive department and the treasury of the United States federal government.
It was established by an Act of Congress in 1789 to manage government revenue.
The Department is administered by the Secretary of the Treasury, who is a member of the Cabinet.
The first Secretary of the Treasury was Alexander Hamilton, who was sworn into office on September 11, 1789.
Hamilton was asked by President George Washington to serve after first having asked Robert Morris (who declined, recommending Hamilton instead).
Hamilton almost single-handedly worked out the nation's early financial system, and for several years was a major presence in Washington's administration as well.
His portrait is on the obverse of the U.S. ten-dollar bill and the Treasury Department building is shown on the reverse.
Besides the Secretary, one of the best-known Treasury officials is the Treasurer of the United States, who receives and keeps the money of the U.S. Facsimile signatures of the Secretary and the Treasurer appear on all modern U.S. currency.
The Treasury prints and mints all paper currency and coins in circulation through the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint.
The Department also collects all federal taxes through the Internal Revenue Service, and manages U.S. government debt instruments.
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Originally posted by NoJoker13
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
I wondering where your thread against the Patriot Act is? I mean or the other 4 or 5 policies Bush put through while in office that were unconstitutional. Nobody seemed to care then but now that it's a guy in office who has constantly been getting slammed with # why not just throw some more at him. I'm not for or against our government, I'm for america and if you people haven't noticed most Americans are middle class or lower THE SAME EXACT PEOPLE THAT THIS HEALTHCARE BILL WILL HELP!!!!! SO I ASK EVERYONE HERE RESPONDING TO THIS THREAD, DO YOU MAKE OVER 60K A YEAR? IF NOT THEN THERE'S NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT.
Originally posted by Chett
reply to post by kinda kurious
You don't have to drive a car ...so you don't have to get car insurance. Same for house etc.
But how do I not get health insurance now? Stop breathing?
Your analogy is a FAIL
If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.