I’d pondered on something today, but I didn’t want to say anything about it until I checked with a real writ twit. You know, like Bubba. I am not a lawyer and I am not even allowed to play one within the confines of my own home. However, in an odd twist of fate, physics, and really great shiny sandals, I was right about my ponders.
Brothers and Sisters, if we allow the harpies on the rightwing to frame the Affordable Care Act as a “tax,” then shame on us. Shame, shame on us.
The Supreme Court most certainly did NOT call it a tax. They called it a penalty, which America is allowed to levy under our taxing authority. They never, even once, called it tax. It is only a tax in the same way that a speeding ticket is a tax. Or a fine for a DUI is a tax. Or restitution to poor widow ladies who you cheat out of their savings is a tax.
It is a penalty for not accepting personal responsibility and expecting the rest of us to pay for your health care. It is a penalty for not caring about your fellow Americans who have pre-exisiting conditions. It is a penalty for not acting like the Christian you call yourself. It is a penalty for not giving a hoot when seniors fall into the donut hole and can’t pay for their medicine. It is a penalty for not loving America and Americans.
It only affects about 1 – 2% of all Americans. Hell, the ebola virus is more prevalent than that.
Do NOT let them call it a tax. Nobody but Fox News thinks it’s a tax, but it is spreading to other networks tonight.