Skip to comments.I WILL NOT PAY (Vanity)
Posted on 06/29/2012 5:03:30 AM PDT by Turbo Pig
This is a personal declaration, which I wish to make in front of Free Republic, and anyone who comes across it.
As a whole, the ACA (aka ObamaCare) is bad law; in that through it the government is over stepping its bounds and is becoming more overly intrusive in the daily lives of Americans. The mandate, now tax, is especially onerous, because it penalizes American citizens for non activity. With the Supreme Court ruling on June 28th, 2012, the government now has precedent to try and force Americans, who are literally doing nothing into activity, through the threat of a punitive tax. Not only is that unconstitutional, despite what 5 of the 9 Supreme Court Judges have said, it is immoral and oppressive.
I current hold a job that provides me with excellent health insurance. I am stating here, though, that should I ever be placed in a situation where I am taxed for non activity, either by not having health insurance, or anything else the government tries to force me to buy, or do I Will Not Pay.
Its easy to hide behind the anonymity of the internet; using a pseudonym, ensconced behind a keyboard. So, my name is Garren Allard, and I live in Pleasant Hill, MO, and I Will Not Pay.
All I want from my government is for it to uphold the Constitution and to leave me alone. Making this declaration scares me, because it potentially places myself, and more importantly my family in the cross hairs of some unelected bureaucrat, should the situation ever arise, because I Will Not Pay.
I am lazy about my taxes. I have my withholding set so that I get a refund every year. Should I ever be in a position where the government tries taxing me for non activity, and I refuse to pay, it will simply steal the money it owes me. To that end, I am changing my withholding so that I have to write a check at the end of the year, because I Will Not Pay.
Daily we see our elected officials say one thing and do another. We see people make well meaning and supposedly heartfelt declarations of their intents, only to back away from their convictions once the reality of their actions set in. I have given this much thought. Our fore fathers, the men who founded our great nation, and many brave souls since, came face to face with the consequences of their convictions. Many of them paid dearly, even unto death. If it comes down to a choice between backing away from my conviction in this matter, or facing the consequences, no matter how harsh the consequences may be I Will Not Pay.
A man is only as good as his word. It is truly the only thing he owns that is 100% his; no mortal man can take it away from him. How he pledges it and how he keeps it tells all there is about the man. I swear on my solemn word, before God, my family and my fellow free citizens that I WILL NOT PAY
I also apologies to my fellow Freepers. This is my first initial post and it's a vanity type post; I was hoping to do better.
I ask that anyone else who is willing to announce their convictions, here, there, anywhere, as well.
“I current hold a job that provides me with excellent health insurance. I am stating here, though, that should I ever be placed in a situation where I am taxed for non activity, either by not having health insurance, or anything else the government tries to force me to buy, or do I Will Not Pay.”
Job or no job, you may find that excellent health insurance disappears. As my boss said yesterday very eloquently: “why would any business pay $10,000 a year per employee for health insurance when they can pay $2,500 a year for the penalty?”
The ObamaCare tax falls directly on the individual as a “direct” tax.
The Constitution states that “direct taxes shall be apportioned...”
The ObamaCare tax is NOT apportioned.
The ObamaCare tax is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
You are not required to comply with unconstitutional laws.
If 50% of the population pays no taxes,will they once again reep the rewards of the hard working Americans by gaining from a system they dont pay into?
By the way,no matter how PO’d we are IMOP this is not recommended;
Garren Allard, and I live in Pleasant Hill, MO
Why not let me sign something stating that I will only receive medical care I can afford?
I plan on reducing my "income" to a level that there won't be a penalty for me. Screw 'em.
“why would any business pay $10,000 a year per employee for health insurance when they can pay $2,500 a year for the penalty?”
Why does he pay it now? To keep employees.
IN my part of the state Western Pennsylvania when our country was young George Washington imposed the Whiskey Tax. Many also would not pay. Washington called in the military and they were shot.
I admire your post and your attitude, but your problem is that the tax will likely be payroll deducted, just like SS and Medicare. Unless you’re working under the table, you won’t have a chance to opt out. Come to think of it, that’s just perfect...a lot of our Mexican friends (/s) probably work under the table and will get FREE healthcare without paying the #$%$%&#@ tax.
For the same reason why they pay $10,000 now when they could pay nothing.
You did a bang up good crackin job at a first post, better than I could do.
You have spoken the same words I would not have posted because I feel like staying in the shadows.
This is a raging forest fire all across America, millions are saying they will fight, but they don’t know how to fight, the Feds are making plans so they can covertly punish Americans who defy them.
Well we can covertly deny them of funding.
There's a competitive market for labor, just like there is for apples. OAssHat just wants us workers to pay even MORE to support the stiffs (his peeps).
I understand your frustrations. But if such a situation occurs and somehow this law stands and the penalty becomes just another tax then you WILL pay. You would lose to the IRS and they WILL win. They have unlimited resources.
Now that it is out in the open that this is a tax we wiLl bludgeon the other side with it. Americans like handouts unfortunately but they don’t like taxes that they personally have to pay. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Certainly not a bad idea to change withholding to where we owe THEM.
I was fantasizing last night about no-one on our side filing federal tax returns let alone pay...... if we could get it organized, wouldn’t that be something?
Starve the beast, let them fund their own wet dreams!
How is the government going to confiscate my money to buy insurance.
Doesn’t need to be organized, millions are thinking the same thing, it HAS awoken a sleeping giant.
When I visit you in jail, what flavor cake would you like to hide the file?
“How is the government going to confiscate my money to buy insurance. ‘
Through the IRS, same way they do any ‘tax’.
Right, insurance for my husband and me costs $24,528. Employer pays almost $17,000 per year of the cost. I'm not sure he will be able to offer the coverage if costs continue to rise. By the way, it's not a Cadillac plan by any means. Plan only covers generic drugs.
I will not pay either. If they take money out of my paycheck, I won’t work. I’m single so I can get by doin odd jobs if need be. I’ve been seriously thinkin of headin for the hills anyway.
Maybe I can be the troll that lives under the bridge. :)
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