So it's a penalty on earning a certain amount of income and self insuring. It's not just on self insuring on its own. So I guess one could say, just as the restaurant owner could depart the market in [a landmark 1964 civil rights case], someone doesn't need to earn that much income. - Neal Kumar Katyal, the acting solicitor general for President ObamaPhilip Klein - Beltway Confidential - Washington Examiner
there... they finally said it... "It's a penalty on earning"... if you earn money, you should be punished.
at long last, they have been honest about their intent... "from each according to their ability, to each according to their need"... thanks, Uncle Karl!
the healthcare proponents dislike being called Socialists (they prefer Progressives), but when you quote Karl Marx in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals as your argument for government mandated purchases, what do you expect to be called? (i know i'd like to call them several other things!).
if you are punished for success, then why work to succeed?