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Posted on 02/17/2011 10:30:25 AM PST by Libloather
Obamacares Penalty for Not Buying Insurance Isnt Penalty Because Penalty is Punishment, Says Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee
Thursday, February 17, 2011
By Matt Cover
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D.-Texas) told the House Judiciary Committee yesterday that the penalty that the health-care law enacted last year by Congress imposes on individuals who do not buy health insurance is not in fact a penalty.
The law itself states: If an applicable individual fails to meet the requirement of subsection (a) [having a government-approved health-insurance policy] there is hereby imposed a penalty with respect to the individual.
Elsewhere, in a section entitled Payment of Penalty, it says that individuals failing to carry a government-approved health insurance policy must pay a maximum penalty of $750.
In Rep. Jackson-Lees view, however, this language does not actually impose a penalty.
I am helping you. I am helping you not to have 26 percent un-insurance in the state of Texas. Im helping children be insured. Im helping diverse minorities be insured, said Rep. Jackon-Lee.
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And don't forget - Sheila Jackson-Lee is exempt from her own brilliant plan.
I used to wonder how dumb a libtard could be...Jackson-Lee keeps surprising me...
Rep. Lee is dealing with a law that a federal judge deemed it to be unconstitutional.
She’s from the government and she’s here to help you. Don’t think of it as an IRS penalty, think of it as tough love.
An exhaustive search of the NASA image database has revealed a long lost image that Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) asked for during a visit to NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratories in late 2005.
Here it is; Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planting the American Flag on Mars in 1969 during the Apollo 11 Mars Mission to the Red Planet
Here in Texas, everything is bigger. Including the level of stupidity from our retarded democrats in congress.
She does have two attributes; she never saw a TV camera that she could not get in front of, and her district has the highest level of apparently fraudulently registered voters in the state.
How stupid is this woman???????
We’ve all heard this Democrap before. It’s “It depends on what your definition of ‘is’ is.”
Time to pass a rule change requiring every Representative who says something demonstrably idiotic to make a thousand dollar contribution to the national debt. It wouldn’t be a penalty, really, because it’s not punishment. It’s just... uh.. revenue enhancement... yeah, that’s the ticket. Over the period of a couple of years, SJL alone could knock several billion off that debt load.
WOW! you've got too much idle time on your hands if you're gonna hear all of it...LOL!!
As I challenge every lib who gets on their "I care" high horse -
How many people have you "helped" with your OWN MONEY by buying their insurance for them, voluntarily, out of your own pocket,
before you advocate putting a gun to my head to make me do what you won't do yourself?
Obamacares Penalty for Not Buying Insurance Isnt Penalty Because Penalty is Punishment,...,
Yeah and as everyone knows only carrying a baby to full term is “punishment”
He said so...
Time to sweep up the voter rolls again...
The problem is that this "tax" as it is classified is in reality a penalty, and taxes aren't supposed to be penalties, at least in theory. Unlike most of them, this is a tax for NOT buying something instead of the opposite.
Rep Jackson-Lee is a punishment.
We live outside of her district.Thank heaven. She is an illiterate,embarrassing bloat of the consummate politician. Unfortunately she is like R. Byrd. She’ll be in that office when she’s 100. It’s all about color.She is illiterate and demonstrates it on a daily basis.You’re correct. She is an embarrassment to Texas.