6th Circuit panel upholds individual mandate

First As Tragedy, Then As Farce6/29/2011 6:38:07 pm PDT

re: #2 Rightwingconspirator

I could hardly care less who first proposed this horrible idea. From the states this makes far more sense. But from the Federal gov? Reason weeps.

I don’t understand your distinction. If the mandate were hypothetically exactly the same in both cases, what difference does it make whether it’s the state or the Feds mandating it?

In order to legally operate a vehicle in my state, I am required to purchase a state-mandated minimum amount of insurance coverage. There are stiff penalties for driving without insurance. I don’t see the downside to this.