Mandated Individual Pay is unconstitutional
by RAULC, Sun Aug 16, 2009 at 07:37:01 AM EDT
Without a public option, the republican preferred solution of individual mandated contribution is not only political suicide for dems but probably unconstitutional. The effect of taking money from the middle class to give to individuals who make billions of dollars would make the current townhalls look like playtime. Simply put, is there any political palatable way to make an upscale redistribution scheme work? More to the point, having the government impose a tax that is paid directly to private companies, without an opt out, is plainly illegal. You need to have a government intermediary for the plan to work or it becomes a contract of adhesion and thus illegal.