[QUOTE=Trades;4502660]What is the difference then? Isn't "taxing" you if you don't buy something the same as requiring you to buy something?[/QUOTE]
The difference is semantics.
They can't make you buy it as Law.
But they can tax you $1,000,000,000 a day if you don't buy it, as a tax.
Which means they can make you.
That's the Law. /shrug. Often it's semantics that rule the day.
In a system where our President has free reign to not enforce laws he simply doesn't like or agree with, and now the Federal Govt. has teh power to compel you to buy whatever they want you to buy, against your will, or face any tax they decide to levy against you, well....it is what it is, isn't it.
A stunningly huge victory for (D) and Social Welfareism/Collectivism/State Power over the Individual today. Perhaps the biggest win since the passing of Social security for those who belive in such state-run state-directed collectivism.
Last edited by Warfish; 06-28-2012 at 10:27 AM.