I don’t get it. Congress appropriates money to the government. But if it doesn’t then the government can get it elsewhere? Where is that?
Of course, I don’t get much of anything anymore.
From Sen. Tom Coburn’s website:
The Individual Mandate Would Continue Under a Shutdown
The individual mandate applies to tax years beginning after December 31, 2013 (i.e.,calendar years 2014 and on), and is intended to be assessed as part of a taxpayers annual income tax return required to be filed during April of the year following the applicable tax year .. If a government shutdown were to occur during calendar year 2014, the lapse in funding would not automatically suspend the requirements of the individual mandate. In other words, during the time period that the government is shut down, taxpayers who fall within the coverage of the individual mandate would still be accruing penalties for any months in which they lacked minimum essential coverage. There is no general exception to the individual mandate that automatically applies during a lapse in government funding. Moreover, the HHS Secretary has not included a government shutdown among the various circumstances enumerated in regulation as constituting a hardship.
This is contrary to the constitution.
Its called off budget.