If we’re going to play that game, I think that game can be played here as well, because after all, the minimum coverage provision only kicks in after people have earned a minimum amount of income,” Kaytal said. “So it’s a penalty on earning a certain amount of income and self insuring. It’s not just on self insuring on its own. So I guess one could say, just as the restaurant owner could depart the market in Heart of Atlanta Motel, someone doesn’t need to earn that much income. I think both are kind of fanciful and I think get at…”Acting Solictor General Neal Kumar Katyal during oral arguments on Obamacare in front of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sutton interjected, “That wasn’t in a single speech given in Congress about this...the idea that the solution if you don’t like it is make a little less money.”
There are not words for this. So I guess since I am against the individual mandate I can just stop working for a few months a year or take a lower paying jobs. How exactly am I going to save for my retirement then? I am in that age group that unless something changes, there won't be any money left in the Social Security account. The heck with my being responsible with my personal finances, I just need to earn less money so the government won't tell me what to do. The problem is if I don't make enough money I will need someone to help me pay my bills.