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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ensign Gets Confirmation Of Obamacare 'Mandate' Penalty

Getting health insurance is smart but no where in the constitution does it say that Americans must or that government can force a person to purchase health insurance, yet the Obama administration plans to try to force people to pay for health insurance or pay a fine of up to $1,900 and if they do not pay that fine, whether they can afford it or not, they face another fine of up to $2,500 and the possibility of jail time.

Senator John Ensign (R-Nev.)sent an inquiry regarding the penalty and received a hand written confirmation from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold, which states:

Dear Senator Ensign,

See 7203 of the code provides that if there is a willful failure to file, pay, maintain appropriate records and the like that the tax payer may be charged with a misdemeanor with a penalty of up to $2,500 and not more than a year in jail.