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Saturday, March 27, 2010


In Wisconsin, Governor Jim Doyle (D) - and huge Obamautomaton - has declined to approve the Attorney General's wish to jump on to the Individual mandate lawsuit bandwagon across the country, which is out to litigate the constitutionality of the health care bill. If there was nothing for Doyle to worry about, why take such a publicly partisan stance?

Now we have this in Pennsylvania.

Via Big Government:
In a response to Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett’s decision to join 13 other states in filing a lawsuit against the federal health care legislation, PA House Appropriations Chairman Dwight Evans threatened to “do whatever it takes” to thwart the AG’s efforts. Incensed, Evans even went so far as to say he would be willing to cut off all state appropriations to the Office of the Attorney General to prevent Corbett from fighting this legislation.
Check out this ironically hypocritical and laughable statement from Evans:
We are accountable to the voters of this state. He [Corbett] cannot think that he can do whatever he wants with taxpayer money. No one can protect him from being accountable.
Apparently, the fact that the overwhelming majority of the American people were slapped in the face with the passage of this bill is lost on Evans.

Hypocrisy aside, AG Corbett is already in the process of investigating House Democrats after securing a conviction against one of them. It would seem a bit of a bold move for Evans to get in Corbett's way at this point unless he was truly concerned about these pending lawsuits. There are already 13 filed and with the Governor in Wisconsin taking issue along with a state Representative in Pennsylvania, indications seem to be that the Democrat establishment is increasingly concerned at the prospects of these legal challenges to the health care monstrosity.

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Quite the dilemma, isn't it. The IRS is beefing up its forces presumably to help enforce the new individual mandate that everyone have health insurance per the new bill. Considering that the law calls for penalties to be levied monthly, it would seem logical - despite the absurdity of the entire charade.

However, according to the Federal Joint Committee on Taxation, it appears there is no enforceable consequence for anyone who refuses to abide by the law.

Via Big Government, here is the relevant portion of the JCT report:
The use of liens and seizures otherwise authorized for collection of taxes does not apply to the collection of this penalty. Non-compliance with the personal responsibility requirement to have health coverage is not subject to criminal or civil penalties under the Code and interest does not accrue for failure to pay such assessments in a timely manner.
At first blush, this appears to be a laughable omission. On second blush, it could put the extermination of the insurance industry on the fast track. The other portion of this bill is that no one with pre-existing conditions will be denied care.

Sounds like a prescription for extinction in the insurance world.

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