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Old 09-23-2016, 02:35 PM
 
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Did you pay the tax penalty or get an exemption due to not carrying health insurance? If so you could be among the 20 million Americans who will be getting a letter in the mail soon from the IRS "encouraging" (scaring) you to buy health insurance. Forbes Welcome

This seems like a very heavy handed and inappropriate move via the government in order to try and force people to buy a product from a private corporation that they may not even be able to afford.

What do you think?
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:16 PM
 
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Did you pay the tax penalty or get an exemption due to not carrying health insurance? If so you could be among the 20 million Americans who will be getting a letter in the mail soon from the IRS "encouraging" (scaring) you to buy health insurance. Forbes Welcome

This seems like a very heavy handed and inappropriate move via the government in order to try and force people to buy a product from a private corporation that they may not even be able to afford.

What do you think?
The Supreme Court already decided that the penalty was constitutional.
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:20 PM
 
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I had someone ask me about the ethics of getting paid under the table........I said at one time I would look askew at that as everyone needs to contribute. I said now, go for it. When you have a government that pulls this crap that it is no longer worthy of people contributing to it.
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:25 PM
 
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The Supreme Court already decided that the penalty was constitutional.
So? Do you think that makes it ok for the IRS to target people who have paid the penalty or filed for an exemption by sending them letters "encouraging" them to sign up for health insurance? They paid the fine. They are within the bounds of the law. Yet they will be getting a letter from the IRS asking them to do more. Most people would find a letter from the IRS to be intimidating. I think it goes too far. It borders on harassment.

Congress agrees:
http://www.majoritywhip.gov/wp-conte...nen-Letter.pdf
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Good luck with that. Many people did not purchase health insurance because.... Wait for it... They have no money. I am interested to see how the gubmint proceeds.
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:32 PM
 
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Good luck with that. Many people did not purchase health insurance because.... Wait for it... They have no money. I am interested to see how the gubmint proceeds.
They'll ratchet up pressure on you. They have to because obamacare is in trouble because they don't have enough young people over-paying to the system to make up for the chronically ill and elderly that rushed in to pay.

I'm literally sitting here laughing at all the twits that supported this thinking they'll get free healthcare and then Obama delayed the penalties until after the re-election to avoid the eventual backlash.
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Old 09-23-2016, 04:09 PM
 
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Well at least we got to keep our doctors right?

Reminder, the author of obamacare knew we were too dumb and lazy to read the actual bill.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.8008fb1b7e1b
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Old 09-23-2016, 04:27 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Obamacare took a corrupt bureaucracy, made it much worse, then made it compulsory to pay tribute to it. Al Capone is eating his heart out. It is an outrage and an abomination - no play on words intended. This IRS harassment throws salt in the wound.

Good thread.

Last edited by Ibginnie; 09-23-2016 at 06:44 PM.. Reason: deleted quoted post
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Richmond,VA
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Big government ain't it just great?!
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:13 PM
 
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Did you pay the tax penalty or get an exemption due to not carrying health insurance? If so you could be among the 20 million Americans who will be getting a letter in the mail soon from the IRS "encouraging" (scaring) you to buy health insurance. Forbes Welcome

This seems like a very heavy handed and inappropriate move via the government in order to try and force people to buy a product from a private corporation that they may not even be able to afford.

What do you think?
I don't have insurance. I will not get insurance because I refuse to subsidize deadbeats and pay more than I did when I had insurance before the great lie, for less coverage.

The IRS can pound sand. My tax credits zero out any penalty or fine.
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