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Old 06-28-2012, 09:19   #1
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Tax vs Penalty

If the government can tax me for not owning a product (healthcare policy) can it therefore tax me it I DO own a product it doesn't want me to, like a gun? How about a $100,000 per year tax on gunowners?

Sounds like SCOTUS would support that as constitutional.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:44   #2
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FET, Gas guzzler tax. I think they already do.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:47   #3
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If the government can tax me for not owning a product (healthcare policy) can it therefore tax me it I DO own a product it doesn't want me to, like a gun? How about a $100,000 per year tax on gunowners?

Sounds like SCOTUS would support that as constitutional.
Yeah.

The SC said "You are free to make harmful and stupid laws. Don't expect us to fix them for you"

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... How about a $100,000 per year tax on gunowners?
HUSH! Don't give the government any ideas.

I've been expecting a HUGH federal tax on firearms and ammunition for many years now.

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Old 06-28-2012, 10:26   #5
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If the government can tax me for not owning a product (healthcare policy) can it therefore tax me it I DO own a product it doesn't want me to, like a gun? How about a $100,000 per year tax on gunowners?

Sounds like SCOTUS would support that as constitutional.
Yes. They already do.
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HUSH! Don't give the government any ideas.

I've been expecting a HUGH federal tax on firearms and ammunition for many years now.

There already is. It is something like 30%, IIRC.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:23   #8
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The difference here is that they are not taxing a product. They are taxing a class of people who are not doing what the government wants them to do - buy health insurance. The clear implication is that the government could identify any group whose behavior they didn't like and them tax them into obedience. That is a whole different thing than an excise tax on a product.

They don't need to tax guns or ammunition. They can tax those who own guns or ammunition.

Form 1040, line 37: if you own firearms enter $xx,xxx here. Add that to your total income tax.
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