6th Circuit panel upholds individual mandate

KingKenrod6/29/2011 4:07:19 pm PDT

re: #7 SpaceJesus

rational basis, bitches

If the government left the mandate in place but provided no subsidies for the poor to meet the mandate, what would happen?

When the court rules that there is no fundamental right at stake, they are being blinded by the details of the system, which is (as presented) benevolent. If the government stopped the subsidy, it would immediately turn every poor person who couldn’t afford insurance into a law-breaker and subject to sanction. In my opinion, this makes it the equivalent of a poll tax.