Uh oh! Levin says no way to enforce insurance penalty?

Hey, party on Garth. Penalties without enforcement. Ye ha!

Remember when Congressman Weiner played who’s on first with Bill O’Reilly? All O’Reilly wanted was an answer to the question, who will enforce the individual mandate penalty in the Health Care Bill. Who indeed? According to “The Great One”, Mark Levin …. no one. That’s right, nooooooobody.


Here’s my take. The Democrats were so embarrassed by tea party folk, conservative bloggers, and talk show hosts who spread the word about jail time for insurance mandate offenders, or scofflaws, or whoever chose not buy health insurance, that, in a scurry to cover their butts, they rewrote the legislation to make sure no one got arrested. So, there is indeed a penalty for not buying insurance but, in their hurried process, they failed to include enforcement procedures.

One more time for your viewing enjoyment. Listen carefully to Weiner. He can’t answer the question, because there is no answer. Hey did anyone bother to read this bill before they voted?


10 replies
  1. winnifredthewoebegon
    winnifredthewoebegon says:

    AHAHAHAHAHA!!!  That is GREAT!  Who would've thunk that Weiner was actually telling the truth?  No wonder he looked so flaming (gratuitous fire reference) uncomfortable…he was probably wondering himself who would enforce the fines!  Big faux pas on their part, Jim…BIG one!  Cheers!

  2. BobInTN
    BobInTN says:

    If the fine is delivered as a tax, the IRS will do what they usually do if you don't pay it;  Levy your bank accounts, attach your pay, or seize your assets.  They will get blood from a stone!  The IRS doesn't care why you owe it, you just owe it.

  3. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    I guess it make perfect sense to refuse to buy health insurance, go skiing, brake a leg and stick it to the paying public. Good lesson in Civics.

      • rjace52
        rjace52 says:

        I agree!  As Thomas Jefferson said "The tree of Liberty needs the blood of both patriots and tyrannts to be shed from time to time. It is it's natural fertilizer."

        I know which side I'm on!

  4. Anne-EH
    Anne-EH says:

    This is why I say the best national talkradio show host is Mark Levin, as Jim is on the local level. :)=^..^=

  5. donh
    donh says:

    Another example this Bill is a Fronkenstein monster. What legal authority allows IRS to levy and collect fines over a failure to undertake  commercial transactions?  IRS taxes INCOME not outcome.

  6. CT-Amy
    CT-Amy says:

    Sounds like part of the plan to drive the private insurance companies out of business. 1. Raise the cost of insurance by mandating policies contain almost anything you can think of. 2. Require private insurance to accept people once they have a preexisting condition or even on the way to the hospital. 3. Have small penalties and/or no enforcement of purchasing insurance so people will not purchase the expensive insurance unless you get sick. This will drive the insurance companies out of business. Voila- single payer gov't insurance becomes the default.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      I have to agree.  Clearly, this accelerates the increase in costs to the insurance companies, similarly speeding the insidious drive to single payer insurance.  Most will write it off to typical Dem stupity or mistakes made in haste, but I don't think so.


      "Never ascribe to malice that which can be adequately explained by incompetence, but don't rule out malice" – Hanlon's Razor

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