One thing I have not heard mentioned in all this flurry of O-care news… Most here seem against it, and that includes me. Our only hope is that Zero is fired, and the repeal is pushed thru. Lets pretend however, that it isnt. Let's say, even for the sake of argument, that you're for O-care and for whatever reason, it stands. Some facts on the ground: Thousands of new IRS agents. Enforcement thru the tax code. A tax on tanning salons. Medical equipment. Capital gains taxes in certain cases. Fines as a percentage of income. All kinds of cash are vectored to the Federal Government from multiple sectors, entities and events, some due to people refusing to obtain health insurance, or other instances where taxes are remitted to the Government. Some people will get insurance on their own and not have to pay anything to the government. Some of this money will be used to get healthcare to people. Or, should, but nevertheless will transit the Federal Leviathan. Case in point: Some programs, ostensibly high minded and noble but in some way offensive because they're socialist in nature, such as Social Security actually seemed to work well on paper and were swallowed by most since there is at least supposed to be a payback at some point. As we learned from the Johnson administration, the money ended up being used as a slush fund for other things like balancing the budget or paying for the Viet Nam war. What prevents this influx of cash being vectored to the Federal Government from suffering the same fate? Is this or is this not just another pile of money that people like Chuck Schumer or any other intellectually dishonest congresscritter from saying, "hey, we got this huge pile of money here, and we're not spending it as fast it comes in (yet) so why don't we take some cash from this here pile and use it to pave that highway thru my district! My constituents will love it (I'll get re-elected) There is no end to the problems this will cause. Ooops, now we're short of cash and there's this deficit so we'll just take money out of the healthcare fund to keep the country from going over the cliff, so who could be against that? What prevents some future democrat from saying "hey, we don't have a deficit, total intake equals spending!" failing to note that will change when medical payments need to be made to providers.