Administration official reveals how easy it is to avoid ObamaCare’s individual mandate

by editor on June 7, 2011

Besides being a ridiculous bureaucratic monstrosity destined to fail, one thing we’ve always found troublesome about ObamaCare is its individual mandate provision. Now there’s good news: a way to avoid the mandate which is so easy, one need do nothing at all!

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Neal Kumar Katyal: From the halls of academe to the halls of stupidite

The Washington Examiner reveals the details:

[Neal Kumar Katyal] President Obama’s solicitor general, defending the national health care law on Wednesday, told a federal appeals court that Americans who didn’t like the individual mandate could always avoid it by choosing to earn less money.

You’re probably asking “Why didn’t I think of that?” We posited this would also be a foolproof way to avoid taxes. But, as usual, there is a catch….

The so-called “hardship exemption” in the health care law is limited, and only applies to people who cannot obtain insurance for less than 8 percent of their income. So earning less isn’t necessarily a solution, because it could then qualify the person for government-subsidized insurance which could make their contribution to premiums fall below the 8 percent threshold.

No problem. ObamaCare is driving premiums up and Obama’s economy is driving wages and employment down. Shortly, everyone financially south of Donald Trump will be exempt.

But what would happen if large numbers of folks employed this tactic? Wouldn’t that cause economic calamity? Well, more economic calamity? And with the economic pie shriveling, who’s gonna pay for all those subsidies? Perhaps we’ve stumbled upon a flaw in Obamacare and socialism in general.

And for once it wasn’t Joe Biden who inadvertently blurted out the truth.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: Washington Examiner

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KimmyQueen
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Nancy was right… they had to pass the thing in order to find out about the thing. People didn’t care to explain these details to us before it passed, but now it passed they have all the time in the world, because they don’t give a crap and they believe it will never be repealed.

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hisham

“…but now it passed they have all the time in the world, because they don’t give a crap and they believe it will never be repealed.”

They may be right as long as we continue to vote in RINO weasles like Cantor and Boehner! These toadies need to go and all their little pollywogs too!

KimmyQueen
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We will never get the most perfect Congress but the minimal amounts of idiots the better.

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Randome-11

Meanwhile…

http://www.naturalnews.c om/029698_censorship_FDA.h tml

Obama care is made to make the maximum in producing more “laws” (restrictions on average people) and profits for drug companies that are too weak to survive in any real free market.

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I tried to register, the secret words are nonsense, wouldn’t take at all—now the $#@% Captcha code is failing, don’t want many comments, huh!

Anyway, this is exactly what the progressive want, everyones income to fall so we can ALL be equal!

hisham
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hisham

Sheesh! Why didn’t I think of that?

Kyle
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Kyle

America, home of the brave, land of those who settle for less for health care tax exemption.

nuke
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nuke

“[Neal Kumar Katyal] President Obama’s solicitor general, defending the national health care law on Wednesday, told a federal appeals court that Americans who didn’t like the individual mandate could always avoid it by choosing to earn less money.”

Good God, if there were ever a reason to vote these felonious Democrats out of office in ’12 – idiots with opinions like this should be at the top of the list. I would like to start with Obama making less taxpayer money, by about $400K’s worth.