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Tax vs Penalty

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Hawkman, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Hawkman

    Hawkman

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    If the government can tax me for not owning a product (healthcare policy) can it therefore tax me it I DO own a product it doesn't want me to, like a gun? How about a $100,000 per year tax on gunowners?

    Sounds like SCOTUS would support that as constitutional.
     
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    FET, Gas guzzler tax. I think they already do.
     

  3. aircarver

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    Yeah.

    The SC said "You are free to make harmful and stupid laws. Don't expect us to fix them for you"

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  4. JBnTX

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    HUSH! Don't give the government any ideas.

    I've been expecting a HUGH federal tax on firearms and ammunition for many years now.

    :steamed:
     
  5. Guss

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    Yes. They already do.
     
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    There already is. It is something like 30%, IIRC.
     
  7. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    peoples gits duh gubmint day deserve.
     
  8. Hawkman

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    The difference here is that they are not taxing a product. They are taxing a class of people who are not doing what the government wants them to do - buy health insurance. The clear implication is that the government could identify any group whose behavior they didn't like and them tax them into obedience. That is a whole different thing than an excise tax on a product.

    They don't need to tax guns or ammunition. They can tax those who own guns or ammunition.

    Form 1040, line 37: if you own firearms enter $xx,xxx here. Add that to your total income tax.
     
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