Trublu Wrote:
Jul 05, 2012 1:00 PM
To gjloggins: Under Justice Roberts tax analysis the power of the Federal Government is unlimited as long as they call its exercise a tax. Under Obamacare the government is taxing the individual for not doing something. Sales taxes are imposed on persons participating in commerce, income and capital gains taxes imposed upon earners. This is a tax for sitting out and doing nothing. According to Robert’s view, the government can fine, penalize or tax under the taxing clause an individual for not eating his broccoli to borrow an example. If citizens can be taxed for doing nothing, what can’t the government require of them? Roberts reasoning or lack thereof runs contrary to the principle of limited government.