Well it seems that we Americans have finally reached the pinnacle of socio-political degradation. George Orwell would be absolutely giddy knowing that although a bit late many of his predictions are coming to fruition. We can now be “taxed” for things we choose not to do (I’m thinking that we all felt that way all along). Now the words “penalty” and “mandate” have morphed into the word “tax.” The word tax has been changed to “revenue.” The word “cut” has been changed to the phrase “not as big an increase as last year.” The word “hosed” has not changed as we, or at least half of us, the taxpaying public are continuing to get “hosed.”
After thinking through our new taxable situation I’m sure we could all get on board if the concept were spread “fairly” and “equally,” say to those who don’t work. I think people should be taxed for not working. I’m self employed and have been trying hard to fire myself for several years now. If I knew I would be taxed for not working I wouldn’t work so hard to fire myself, especially knowing that it would increase my taxes.