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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Gridrebel
Doesn't even take effect until 2014, and will likely be repealed before then. The SCOTUS got it wrong, it IS unconstitutional, and if they call it a tax, then it was never passed appropriately anyway.
Recall that, in the aftermath of Scott Brown's election to the Senate, congressional Democrats made an end run around the Senate filibuster by employing the "reconciliation" process to hammer out the final agreement between the House and the Senate. That allowed the Democrats to pass the original Senate version of Obamacare (passed when there were 60 Democratic votes in the Senate) through the House, and to pass changes to that previously approved Senate bill through both the House and the Senate with a simple majority vote. In other words, the only reason Obamacare is law today is that the Democrats used "reconciliation" to pass it through the Senate without the need for 60 votes.
Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
reply to post by DeepThoughtCriminal
BECAUSE YOU'RE BEING FORCED TO PAY FOR IT!
And it's going to hurt many people.
For example, say you're a person who's making $1200 a month.
The payment is $95 or up to 2.5% of your salary. That's a huge amount of money out of someone who is making so little. Some people pay $600 in rent or mortgage, $200 in electricity and $200 to $400 in food a month. Not to mention car payments if there is any. It's not designed to help the poor. It will only hurt the poor.
And where does that money go?
Right into some CEO's pocket. It will not go to shore up medicare or any other program that helps out people.
It's designed for the rich so the rich can get richer.
That's all it's for, nothing else.
That's why I oppose it.
Nor does it bring prices down of expensive medicine that poor people can't afford to get either.
Not to mention, like the lottery, other politicians will raid that money for their own projects that have nothing to do with healthcare.
That's why it's a bad thing.
Most Americans don't want it because of that, but the liberals don't get it. They're trying to shove it down our throats any way they can.