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Why John Roberts is Mitt Romney's Secret Weapon

mdickson Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 11:16 AM
I hope what you say comes to pass. I remain guardedly optimistic. One gripe, however. Punishments can not be levied on inaction? Tell that to the IRS after you don't file taxes, or not pay them, even worse.
restoreliberty Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 11:32 AM
This is a non-punitive tax - the IRS can't do anything except keep any a person's refund.
algae Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 11:50 AM
If you do not pay, you are penalized. What part of penalized is "non-punitive"?
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 8:25 PM
Keeping MY money IS a tax,that is criminally used as punishment,not as a tax.
Taxes can lawfully only be used to raise revenue,not as punishment.

My refund is MY money,an escrow overpayment,not the government's,and it is illegal for them to keep it. Or I will have to change my withholding,so that I end up writing a check instead of getting a refund.

I would caution my fellow conservatives on the frustration they may be enticed to express at Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. It is unwarranted, and it is unwise.

The reason I state such is that it is my firm belief that the Roberts' decision on the Obamacare mandate will without question bring about ultimate doom to the government control of healthcare, and through the best means possible--not judicial activism--but through the democratic process.

In boxing terminology no one has pulled a "rope-a-dope" this effective since Muhammad Ali himself. In doing so, it is clear that John Roberts duped the liberal...