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By JGillman, Section News
A court case challenging taxation in states based on the ACA (AKA Obamacare) will likely reveal our successful effort to stop a state run exchange to be well worth the time.
We have apparently inoculated ourselves. In the complaint Halbig v. Sebelius it is shown that an application of the law as-it-is-written means Michigan taxpayers are NOT eligible for subsidies, and NOT subject to the tax (penalties) assessment for failure to obtain insurance. Netright daily reports:
"Under the specific language of the law, tax subsidies (and tax penalties) on individuals and employers only apply in states that created these exchanges. It's right there in black-and-white -- as the availability of subsidies was expressly confined to qualified plans enrolled "through an Exchange established by the State."And as noted further in the article, there was an expectation for the states to roll over and capitulate with the new exchange money promise.
The plaintiff argument on this point is clearly stated starting at about page 10 of the document.
A big THANK YOU to those who stood firm in their resolve against the state run exchange will be repeated as this case moves further along and the act is found even more unworkable as the miserable failure spawned by overreaching NEO-Democrat (read fascist/socialist) operatives in power. It was theirs. Let it remain owned by those who have no understanding of the constitution.
Recall that NOT a single (not even the squishy ones) Republican voted for this garbage.
A shame there was an attempt by a so called Republican governor in Michigan to punish us all through participation with such schemes.
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As in "we really don't give a hoot about what effect our legislation will have on your personal time, or economy"
It is relevant to note that nearly every act by the US Congress has a cost to some particular interest, and that the weight borne is often disproportionate and devastating. The other day we talked about the effect on the mom and pop internet retailer which is about the have the jack-boot of 40+ states rammed up the backside. And today I wish to add a reminder of WHY we sent a Republican majority to Congress in 2010. To abort Obamacare.
A friend in the hinterland relates a discussion held with an employee at a large retailer that has a significant presence in Michigan. The title above uses his descriptive, and is a reasonable way to drive home the value of such legislative measures. He says:
" I was shopping there this afternoon and struck up a conversation with the gal checking out my groceries. She was complaining that her hours are going to be cut back from 30 hours per week to 24. This she said was due to Zero-Care. By going to 24 hours she would be part-time and as such that Meijers wouldn't have to pay the penalty related to Z-C. Even though her husband works it is going to be hard for her to pay her bills and make her car payments, according to her. This sort of thing isn't going to help Zero's popularity rating. Or will he have to blame it on Bush, the Republican's, hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry, the insurance industry, etc., etc.. Anyone but him and the Democrat majority who passed Zero-Care, right?"And this story could be told by hundreds in our region alone.
Until "Zero-Care" is defunded, rescinded, and relegated to being merely a bad memory, we will continue to see families suffer. Whether Obama will suffer the consequence still remains to be realized, but the rest of our communities will.
And states legislators which capitulate in its application in any way shape or form are as guilty as the traitors who passed this economy destroying bomb.
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