Even though it has no state tax (yet! They are run by Democrats now) Washington state has a lot of annoying laws and has state run liquor stores. I don’t drink, but I am against government doing much of anything. Washington shows us why I’m right.
Now this is just a state. The feds are mismanaging the VA and Medicare/Medicaid health systems but they want to take over all the heath care in the US, even though Medicare is running out of money in 8 years.
There’s a new heath care bill in teh senate where they want to force people who opt out of government care to pay a $1000 a year.
Americans who refuse to buy affordable medical coverage could be hit with fines of more than $1,000 under a health care overhaul bill unveiled Thursday by key Senate Democrats looking to fulfill President Barack Obama’s top domestic priority.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated the fines will raise around $36 billion over 10 years. Senate aides said the penalties would be modeled on the approach taken by Massachusetts, which now imposes a fine of about $1,000 a year on individuals who refuse to get coverage. Under the federal legislation, families would pay higher penalties than individuals.
Government can not do anything except steal money from people.