- - Sunday, October 13, 2013

A statement that Americans have been saying for decades is now obsolete: “All I have to do is pay taxes and die.” We cannot say that anymore, because we now have a new item on our to-do list: Purchase Obamacare whether we like it or not. The penalty has been attached to our annual tax filings so as not to lose track of anyone. No wonder the administration of Obamacare went to the IRS; we have to pay a penalty tax if we do not buy this worthless product being forced upon us.

When was the last time Americans had a penalty tax forced down their throats? It was 1765, when we had King George’s Stamp Act foisted upon us. We know what happened when that little fiasco was enacted. When was the last time Americans were forced to purchase anything or be fined annually? Never. The U.S. Supreme Court thinks this is acceptable? Shame on them.

President Obama wants to force younger Americans to buy this worthless “insurance” in order for the government to fund it. These are the same young people who are coming out of our colleges buried in $30,000 to $100,000 in student-loan debt that they will be paying off for the rest of their lives. Now they are supposed to fund the very expensive Obamacare?

DIANA FREEL

Corvallis, Ore.