Skip to comments.Broccoli Tyranny lives!
Posted on 06/28/2012 2:43:13 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
Barry Friedman, a New York University law professor who wrote a brief supporting Obamacare, argued that by affirming the ability to regulate with taxing power, the decision created a precedent for future regulation along these lines.
They cant make you eat broccoli, but they can tax you for not eating it, Friedman joked, by way of summarizing the meaning of the decision. This is, of course, a reference to what Jonathan Bernstein has called the Broccoli Tyranny argument.
If Friedman is right, then the upshot is: Broccoli Tyranny lives.
Friedman pointed to this segment of the decision:
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Well as long as it isn’t asparagus.../sarc.
It won’t be long before the food nazis under the newly created Federal Food Commission have random checks on homes to see if people are their veggies. Think that’s a stretch? You’d better believe that lefty health fascists are itching to tax anything and everything edible that is deemed unhealthy. Have you been eating your requisite healthy foods? They’ll make sure you’ll eat them and like it. Or else.
That should be people are eating their veggies. Although many leftists do have cabbages for brains.
You’ll go get it in your mandated Volt.
Volt tax gets a waiver. Every other car get an extra tax.
I’m not touchin’ broccoli unless someone puts it in my cold dead hand.
I doesn’t have to be an “extreme” example like broccoli. Think about hybrid/elec cars and solar panel. They can now force you do buy them or you will be taxed