15,000 Reasons You Might Go To Jail
HR 3962 is bad policy. It’s bad because it’s a mandate against the freedom of the American people. It redistributes wealth by taxing all, for the health care of a few. It eliminates the freedom of choice in our health care decisions. Choosing to not have health care is a choice. For many Americans, choosing not to have health insurance is necessary because of financial concerns, however it is also the choice of millions because they choose to spend their money on other things.
Now another insidious intrusion into our freedom has been discovered. Our freedom is a casualty under the house version of Government health care. The ranking member of the Republican Ways and Means Committee, Dave Camp, has alerted the public to the real possibility of criminal fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment of up to 5 years. These are possible penalties if you fail to maintain health care at Government prescribed levels for yourself, your spouse, and any dependents or pay the new individual mandate tax.Here is a link to press release regarding the Joint Committee on Taxation letter detailing the penalties.
When asked about the provisions in HR3962 that could lead to prison time and fines, and if those penalties are fair, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said “the legislation is very fair in this respect”. Washington and our elected leaders are out of touch with America, and they need to hear from all of us both at their offices and the ballot box.