I think you are drastically downplaying the depth of govt. intrusion into your personal life. If you are slapped with paying penalty, your employer will be forced to garnish your wages. If you are self employed your bank will be ordered to pay out of you accounts all without your consent. These measures are already used for dead-beat dads, appropriately in that case. You will be treated as a dead-beat member of society, illegally in this case.