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  •  The fines will become a revenue source. (1+ / 0-)
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    The first people who are going to hit with the mandate are the poor and middle class, and it wont be long before budget constraints begin to put the squeeze on the subsidy.

    Whats going to happen next is that the insurance is going to be too expensive, and they'll opt out. Then the middle class and poor become a revenue source through fines. And they still wont have any health insurance. Worst of all worlds.

    The mandate has to go.

    •  Like people getting tickets for registration, (0+ / 0-)

      for not paying parking tickets.  The poor get hit with these tickets, which are a source of revenue for municipalities, and then they get fees for not paying the tickets on time.  And then they lose their driver's license and then they lose their jobs.

      This is just adding another source of grief into the lives of poor people.

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