Monday, February 11, 2013

Your Government Loves You. To Death.

“All that was needed was shrewd conclude once again that the symptoms of love were the same as those of cholera.”Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

A riddle for you: when is a tax not a tax?

  1. When it is a tithe
  2. When it is insurance
  3. When the Supreme Court says so
  4. All of the above

Arguably the answer is #4, all of the above, butt the most correct response is #2, when it’s “insurance,” of course. Specifically, when it’s government mandated insurance that you buy for your own good and/or the good of society at large. Because your government loves you to death.

Take guns for example, you may soon need a government mandated insurance policy that will compensate any victims harmed should your firearm accidently and/or randomly discharge itself while a stranger is breaking into your home.

Pretty compelling argument, and one that those of you who clung to the slippery slope theory during the Obamacare debate will recognize:

…if the government can force you to purchase a product such as insurance to regulate private activity, is there any human commercial engagement which they could not regulate?

Hee hee hee: regulate and tax? Of course not! Welcome to Obamanopoly: just pay $200 and go directly to jail.

So: a gun tax it is. What do you suppose the excise tax on these babies is going to be?


Be sure to tune in next week when I cover the newest deficit reduction plan: mandatory insurance on free speech. This policy will provide damages in the event your government regulated hate speech causes lowered self-esteem, dependence on controlled substances or a murderous rampage by the victim of your hate. The O-Team is also considering requiring anyone exercising their First Amendment right to purchase a “victim of gun violence” policy too. Because even if you don’t own a gun, you probably have a big mouth! And if you can afford to shoot off your mouth, you can afford to pay a little bit more. (Media and other propagandist organizations will be exempted, of course.)

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