Did the Founders ever expect a ‘birth tax?’
Well, as I mentioned yesterday, Americans are throwing their money at Mitt Romney in the wake of this Supreme Court healthcare decision. He is closing in on $5 million since the announcement.
Why such a dramatic reaction? Ezra Dulis from Big Government explains:
Under the law, simply by being born, American citizens are saddled with a tax burden if they are not covered by a health insurance plan. They don’t have to possess anything; they don’t have to do anything; they simply have to be.
He goes on to say that simply repealing the tax is not enough. More permanent measures need to be taken:
To gain ground in the fight against civic illiteracy on this scale, it will take nothing less than a Constitutional Amendment to–and I cannot believe this phrase must be written–prohibit the federal government from taxing mere human existence.