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Fox News: Can the Chevy Volt help win the War on Terror?

The most amazing thing you will EVER see on Fox News

Video here: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1529856944001/can-the-chevy-volt-help-win-the-war-on-terror/?playlist_id=86912

Talking points: What to tell people who say "Obamacare forces us to buy health insurance"

The Affordable Care Act does not force anyone to buy anything. There are no criminal penalties for not having health insurance.

The act does, however, create a tax that people without health insurance would pay if their income is above a certain level. The idea is that, because we all agree that such people should not simply be denied care, they should compensate society for the risk they are unloading onto the rest of us. But, heck, the law does not even create criminal penalties for refusing to pay the tax.

One can argue the wisdom of the law and the way it was written. But never before has anyone questioned the Congress' ability to levy a tax. Only a supreme act of judicial activism would find that, in this case alone, the taxing power of Congress is null and void.

And, oh, btw.. do you know where the idea of the "individual mandate" came from? It's an old Republican idea hatched by the Heritage Foundation. So, if it's a "socialist idea," then those are the socialists who are to blame for it.

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