Thursday, June 28, 2012

After Obamacare - Where We Go From Here


The precedent has been set, nothing can be done now to reverse this decision short of a constitutional amendment repealing the 16th amendment.  So, we might as well embrace it.  Here are just a few ideas of other products and services the federal government can mandate through taxation for the good of the nation:

  • Mandate each American purchase a new vehicle every 4 years to help stimulate economic growth.
     
  • Mandate each American purchase a cell phone to help provide added safety in case of emergencies.
     
  • Mandate each American purchase a firearms to protect themselves and their families from home invasions.
     
  • Mandate each American house and provide care for an illegal immigrant family to help reduce the burden on the federal government.
     
  • Mandate each American purchase high speed Internet for their homes to help foster education and economic development.
     
  • Mandate each American purchase a windmill and solar panels to help alleviate their carbon footprint.
     
  • Mandate each American purchase 3 acres of land to set aside as a nature preserve.
     
  • Mandate each American purchase dental insurance because healthy teeth lead to healthy eating.
     
  • Mandate each American purchase cable television to insure they get access to fair and balanced news sources.
     
  • Mandate each American purchase bluetooth devices for their mandated cell phones to reduce risk while driving their new mandated vehicle.
     
  • Mandate each American purchase life insurance because society should not have to pay for your cremation or burial.
     
  • Mandate each American purchase a tablet computers to help move away from our dependence on paper and help stop deforestation.
     
  • Mandate each American see at least one movie or play per week because a good society is a society that embraces the arts.
     
  • Mandate each American serve at least 2 years in the military because each American has a responsibility to serve the country that has given them their "freedom".
     
  • Mandate each American purchase at least 2 years of higher education, whether they use it or not, to help defray the growing cost of higher education.
Got any more?  We'd love to hear what mandates you think are a good idea now that it is constitutional to force people to buy things.

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