What is freedom? Is it just something we made up, or is it a God-given right? In the U.S. Senate, at least, it seems more attention is being given to expansion of government power than protection of freedom.
Americans who refuse to buy affordable medical coverage could be hit with fines of more than $1,000 under a health care overhaul bill unveiled Thursday by key Senate Democrats looking to fulfill President Obama’s top domestic priority.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated the fines will raise around $36 billion over 10 years. Senate aides said the penalties would be modeled on the approach taken by Massachusetts, which now imposes a fine of about $1,000 a year on individuals who refuse to get coverage. Under the federal legislation, families would pay higher penalties than individuals.
This seems like it would have to be a joke, but the reality is starting to sink in…we are moving constantly away from true liberty, and towards ever more tyrannical rule. This story is insane!
How can a government step in and force you to have health insurance? What kind of country is this? This is frightening; something needs to be done now.