From the venerable and wise Mrs. Palin’s Facebook Page (my words in italics):
Thank you, SCOTUS. This Obamacare ruling fires up the troops as America’s eyes are opened! Thank God. (Brilliant way to introduce both God & the troops right off the bat!)
This proves to be such an unsettling time in America as we undergo the fundamental transformation that Barack Obama promised he would do to us if elected. Obamacare was dealt in deception and confusion by flooding the public with an overwhelming amount of conflicting “rationale” via thousands of pages of unread (even by Congress) legislative detail, which is the radical left’s M.O. Obama promised the American people this wasn’t a tax and that he’d never raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000. We now see that this is the largest tax increase in history. It will slam every business owner and every one of the 50% of Americans who currently pay their taxes. The other 50% are being deceived if they think they’re going to get a free ride – because Medicaid is broke (broker than people on Medicaid!). Recipients of Obama’s “free health care” will have fewer choices and less accessibility ( even less than the zero choices the working poor have now!). Trust me (cuz I’ know stuff) – this much more expensive (free health care) health care WILL be rationed (death panels are coming for Trig!); to claim otherwise defies all economic and common sense (refudiate this stupid ruling!).
We will not retreat on this (lock and load!). A newly elected legislative branch (and the guy who gave us Romneycare) is key to defending our Republic (from evil affordable healthcare) and fundamentally restoring all that is good (white/Christian/rich) in America.
SCOTUS now rules this is a tax? Well, Congress has the ability to create taxes – and also has the ability to rescind them (ooh, big word!). Upon their return from the July recess, Congress should act immediately to repeal this terrible new tax on the American people, and indeed they must repeal all of Obamacare (including the really popular parts). This is the most brazen and sweeping new tax and government overreach imposed on us. We the People did not ask for this tax (except those who voted for the POTUS), we do not want this tax, and we can’t afford this tax (we have to subsidize oil & gas and corporations). This is not an answer to America’s health care challenges (not sure what the answer is, but it ain’t Obamacare).
It’s time, again, for patriotic (anyone who opposes hates the USA!) Americans to rise up to protest this obvious (except to the highest court in the land) infringement on our economic and personal freedom (to get sick, go broke, and fucking DIE). November is just around the corner. Today, the Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. In November, We the (real American) People will issue ours.
via Thank you, SCOTUS…..
According to the ACA, people will be required to purchase health insurance, but would receive a subsidy for the amount that exceeds a certain percentage of their income, depending on family size and income level. Here’s a helpful example of a family earning 4 times the poverty level from The Berkeley Blog:
…a calculator from the Kaiser Family Foundation says that would be $93,700 annual income– where the cap on health insurance costs would be 9.5% of income annually: $8,901.
The unsubsidized cost of that insurance would be $19,750. Under the law, this model family will receive a tax credit covering 55% of the actual cost, equal to $10,849. So, this family of four will receive a higher level of federal benefits for health care than they will be required to spend.
And the penalty if that family chooses not to pay for the mandated insurance? Just $2342– 2.5% of the annual income. So, if you want the freedom not to buy broccoli, you can save yourself $6558– and forego that $10,849 tax credit. You will still have to pay for your own health care, of course, so this is less about freedom than gambling. As was noted during the debates, health care is not like vegetables: you can go all your life without eating broccoli, but sooner or later, you will need health care.
An estimated 33 million more Americans will have healthcare after all of the provisions of ACA take effect. Families earning less than 133% of the poverty line will be covered by Medicaid (If states agree to participate in expanded Medicaid). Families earning less than 400% of the poverty line will get tax credits on a sliding scale.