BECAUSE ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER
Imagine for a moment that your house burned down.
Ouch–that’s no fun. Let’s start over. Imagine for a moment that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s house burned down. There–that’s better.
After a week, the Twelfth Imam still hasn’t shown up to build him a new one, so Mahmoud goes down to Achmed Insurance Co. and says “Sell me a policy that will cover my house fire last week.” And his agent says “Love to–we like losing money and going out of business!”
Well, that’s Obamacare. The week-old house fire is like a pre-existing condition. Naturally, if companies must sell you a policy, many people would not carry coverage until they needed it. It’s only logical.
To get around that, the Gumment must make coverage mandatory. You must purchase this product, they say, as a condition of citizenship, just for existing.
And since there is no provision in the Constitution allowing them to force you to purchase anything, they must pretend that this isn’t a coerced purchase, but a “tax”.
Because they have been entrusted with the responsibility of taxation.
So that’s why they want 16,500 new IRS agents, an unpopular idea with most Americans.
To paraphrase Sir Walter Scott:
Yet Bill’s sharp questions must I shun,
Must separate the blame from the One
Oh! what a tangled web we weave
When first we practise to deceive!
A ‘winger too! No wonder why
I felt rebuked beneath his eye…