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Why ‘Obamacare’s Critics Refuse to Give Up’

Ali Bertarian Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 5:58 PM
The troll now known as Crude/q16penn/troglidite posts irrelevant ad hominem arguments of the following form: "[Joe Republican Politician] did XYZ, and we all know that Republicans don't like XYZ, so why do you Republicans still revere [Joe Republican Politician] and vote for Republicans?" Do you really think, Crude/q16penn/troglidite, that we don't know that Republican politicians perform hypocritical actions? Do you really think, Crude/q16penn/troglidite, that we don't know that Democrat politicians also perform hypocritical actions? Do you really think, Crude/q16penn/troglidite, that we don't know who is more conservative/libertarian when we have a ballot choice between a Republican and a Democrat? Do you really think, troglidite?

Jonathan Adler and I have a paper titled, “Taxation Without Representation: The Illegal IRS Rule to Expand Tax Credits Under the PPACA.” Our central claims are:

  1. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act explicitly restricts its “premium-assistance tax credits” (and thus the “cost-sharing subsidies” and employer- and individual-mandate penalties those tax credits trigger) to health insurance “exchanges” established by states;
  2. The IRS has no authority to offer those entitlements or impose those taxes in states that opt not to create Exchanges; and
  3. The IRS’s ongoing attempt to impose those taxes and issue those entitlements through Exchanges established by the...