I often hear defenders of government welfare claim that the government has to provide for the needy because no one else will do it. Sadly, these people are totally ignorant of just how far government has gone to make it impossible for people to be charitable. Well, here is proof. The government is starting to make it illegal to give to the poor and needy:
A new provision in Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, which takes effect under Obamacare, sets new standards of review and installs new financial penalties for tax-exempt charitable hospitals, which devote a minimum amount of their expenses to treat uninsured poor people. Approximately 60 percent of American hospitals are currently nonprofit.
Charity for the uninsured is one of the factors that could discourage enrollment in Obamacare, which requires all Americans to purchase health insurance or else face new taxes themselves from the IRS.
This story is all the proof you need to understand that government not only wants people to be dependent on it, it is willing to make it illegal to try and stop this dependency. Remember, the government has no authority to fine you unless you break the law. Therefore, if they are saying they can fine these hospitals for providing free services for the needy, they are saying it is illegal to help the needy.
But you might accept the government story about this not being a fine but a tax. OK, then you have just proven another “I told you so” accusation in connection to Obamacare. The Right told you that, if we allowed Obamacare to be seen as a tax, the nature of what government taxes will expand. That is what this is: a tax for NOT turning people away. You could look at it as a tax for NOT forcing people to depend on the government.
Sure, Obama calls it a tax to make up for the fact that you are helping people avoid paying for their own insurance, but the only people who will accept that are ignorant fools who do not pay attention. If you do not buy your own insurance, Obamacare already provides for fines against you. So the government is already getting paid for those who refuse to buy healthcare. That makes this fine on charitable hospitals under Obama’s twisted logic a form of DOUBLE TAXATION! The hospitals are being fined for something that the government is already collecting taxes – from the individual who didn’t buy healthcare.
Once again: this is NOT about helping people, IT IS ALL ABOUT CONTROL! And what do we call this sort of control?
This is what happens when you are part of a society that has been so dumbed down that they do not understand reason well enough to even defend the language, let alone their constitution or individual rights and liberty.