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?